The Johns Hopkins Facilities & Real Estate (JHFRE) Planning, Design & Construction (PD&C) department is responsible for all major and minor capital projects on the historic JHU Homewood campus, the Peabody campus, other Baltimore locations, Washington DC, Montgomery County, and international locations.
Under supervision of the Director of Planning, Design & Construction, the Architect Planner provides planning, space use analysis, programming, design development, and other evaluations, and provides guidance of interior and exterior design issues during the design and construction of major and minor capital projects.
The Architect Planner will initiate, execute, and/or oversee programming and planning efforts in support of development and implementation of the university's capital plan, strategic campus plans, and overall campus developments (i.e. stormwater management master plan, maintenance investments, accessibility planning, space utilization, space standards, classroom design, etc.).
The Architect Planner provides oversight and guidance of campus building, space planning and design efforts, develops and maintains design guidelines and standards for building, space, landscape, and campus development, and reviews work by outside consultants to ensure conformance with plans, standards, and design intent.
The Architect Planner collaborates with other JHFRE staff to provide comprehensive oversight of planning, design, and construction projects.
Essential Job Functions
Perform technical analyses of existing building architectural systems to inform recommendations regarding design, functionality, and performance. This may include engaging outside consultants for testing, planning or design studies, and engineering support. Systems to be evaluated include building envelope, interior systems and finishes, space planning and layout, landscape, and sitework.
Participate and provide technical direction in design and construction progress meetings to help ensure adherence to university standards and contract conditions.
Oversee, review, and evaluate Capital Project designs in support of the university's standards, guidelines, policies, and campus development plans. Provide technical direction and guidance.
Work with University stakeholders, JHFRE staff and external consultants or experts as required to develop and document design standards for renovation and new construction that support the university goals and objectives, are durable and financially appropriate, and reflect sound architectural practice. Provide oversight and review of consultant's documents for design and construction projects in the area of architectural design, detailing, conformance with JHU standards, and appropriateness of systems and product specification. Interface with JHFRE/Plant Operations personnel in recommending the most appropriate design solutions, addressing durability, financial sustainability, and architectural appropriateness.
Review construction work progress on construction sites for quality assurance and conformance with contract documents. Assist in resolving discrepancies and disputes that arise during the construction process.
Work with the senior leadership, divisional representatives, JHFRE/Plant Operations, and government officials to guide and oversee the development and implementation of campus-based planning initiatives.
Work with the JHFRE/ Plant Operations & Sustainability and university constituents to champion progress on the university's sustainability initiatives.
Participate in other planning and design related tasks and initiatives of strategic importance to the university as well as related data gathering and analysis, research, presentation preparation, facility surveys, and other ad hoc efforts as assigned.
Prepares information for decision making by JHFRE leadership, senior leadership and trustees.
Bachelor's in Architecture required, Master's degree preferred. Professional Architect license in the State of Maryland or a state with reciprocity. LEED Accreditation is desirable.
Successful candidates will have at least ten years of experience in architectural planning and design work; experience with construction and renovation of a broad variety of building types, mechanical and electrical systems, and construction delivery methods; the ability to use MS Office and AutoCAD; and a thorough understanding of architectural and engineering drawings. Use of BIM software, SketchUp, PhotoShop, and other graphics programs is desired.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to foster a collaborative, inclusive, collegial, and consensus-building relationship with colleagues based on competence, trust, and respect.
Superior written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present complex material in a useful and understandable fashion to diverse audiences.
Strategic thinker with proven analytical and organizational skills.
Committed to the mission of the university, customer service, and best practices in planning, design, and construction.
Knowledge of building codes and ability to review documents for compliance.
Knowledge of ADA codes and ability to review documents for compliance.
Knowledge of building envelope systems and best practices.
Knowledge of building systems, control systems, operating environments, and commissioning processes.
Knowledge of building interior systems and performance of finishes in commercial environments.
Knowledge of the furniture industry including specification, sourcing, installation, and maintenance.
Ability to build comprehensive reports for data within spreadsheet and database systems.
Ability to produce accurate, timely delivery of complex materials.
Flexibility to work with last minute changes
Ability to prioritize tasks
Ability to remain stationary for extended periods of time.
Ability to operate a computer and/or other office equipment on a frequent basis.
Must frequently communicate with others and exchange accurate information.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130... years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.