We are seeking an Architect who will work with minimal supervision of the Senior Director of Planning and Architecture unit of Johns Hopkins Facilities & Real Estate (JHFRE) and will be responsible for oversight and guidance of campus, building, and space planning and design efforts for the university, for contributing to and updating JHU Guidelines and Standards for buildings, interior fit outs, landscape design, and campus development.
The Architect is also responsible for review of work by outside consultants to ensure conformance with the intended program, project scope and budget, adherence to JHU Guidelines and Standards, industry best practices, and design compatibility/respect for the JHU Homewood Campus, or a variety of other locations including the East Baltimore campus, the Peabody campus, and properties in Downtown Baltimore, Washington DC, Montgomery County, and international locations. Project size and scope includes aesthetic guidance of renewal projects, feasibility studies, interior fit outs, existing facility renovations and additions, new construction, and long range precinct and campus land use plans.
This role will serve as an in-house authority on planning efforts and architectural design solutions (aesthetics, materials, systems, products, etc.) for university Real Estate, Plant Operations and Design & Construction units, division representatives, other stakeholders, and with outside consultants to ensure design and construction work conforms to university standards and sound architectural practice.
Responsibilities include project management of feasibility studies and conceptual design for exploration/validation of a project for presentation to Trustees, leadership and guidance for procurement of design consultants; advisory participation throughout the planning and design process; owner review of programming, planning, design and construction documents prepared for the university by outside consultants; participation in construction oversight for adherence to design intent and industry best practices; and development of policies, procedures, standards and process improvements.
The Architect will work directly with the JHFRE/Design & Construction department's project managers who are responsible for overall project management of projects authorized for continuance into design and construction. University project clients include a broad constituency of JHU Deans, Department Chairs, Faculty, Researchers, Senior Administrators, and Trustees. The Architect will collaborate with other internal architects and engineers to provide comprehensive oversight of planning, design, and construction projects.
The Architect will initiate, execute, and/or oversee programming and planning efforts in support of Capital Plan development and implementation, as well as strategic campus plan development and implementation in support of overall campus development (i.e. storm water management master plan, maintenance investments, accessibility planning, sustainability initiatives for campus, space utilization, space standards, classroom design, laboratory design, etc.).
From time to time, where the utilization of internal resources is merited due to the nature and scope of the assignment, the Architect will undertake and execute design, construction documents, and construction administration efforts for projects that do not require review, approval and permitting with the municipal Authorities Having Jurisdiction. Also when a team of internal architects and engineers are needed to deliver a project, the Architect will manage and coordinate workload of team and provide leadership of team activities under Senior Director of Planning & Architecture. Work with the Senior Director of Planning & Architecture, provide constructive feedback and mentoring, and identify and share lessons learned with teams.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
With limited supervision and support of the Senior Director of Planning & Architecture, determine if renovations, space reconfiguration, or repurposing assignments requested by a client will require permitting through the municipal Authorities Having Jurisdiction and whether or not a licensed and insured professional design and/or engineering consultant is required.
Independently reviews existing facilities conditions assessments reports to determine adequacy of existing facilities to support a client's requests, including life expectancy of critical building systems. Evaluate the need for further exploration by outside consultants such as MEP/FP engineers or envelope forensics specialists.
Perform technical analyses of existing building architectural systems to inform recommendations regarding design, functionality, performance, and universal accessibility. Evaluate capability of space to support a proposed use, landscape design, and site work.
As an ongoing responsibility, work with JHU stakeholders, JHFRE/Design and Construction, Real Estate, Plant Operations, fellow P&A staff and external consultants or experts as required to contribute to and update JHU Guidelines and Standards.
Participate and provide guidance in design and construction progress meetings with JHFRE consultants to assure adherence to intended scope of work, budget, industry best practices, and JHU Guidelines and Standards, as well as JHU policies, aesthetic appropriateness within the campus context, and alignment with the approved Capital Plan.
Provide owner's review of consultant's design and construction documents. Working with the D&C PM, provide owner's review of submittals, including processing paperwork through PMWeb, throughout the CA phase for key design elements important to the mission of the work.
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 compliance with design intent, adherence with JHU Guidelines and Standards, and industry best practices. Assist D&C PM when required with resolving discrepancies and disputes that arise during the construction process.
Work with the Senior Director of Planning & Architecture, Senior Director of Design & Construction, and D&C project managers to continually critique and improve JHFRE design and delivery process efficiencies. Recommend process improvements. Be a proactive resource to internal staff in their decision making processes and in the development of technically sound planning and design solutions.
Serve as liaison to JHFRE/Information Systems and advise on development of project and building information management systems (i.e. PMWeb, GIS, COBie/BIM, EDM for digital archive, Archibus, etc.).
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/ Sustainability and university constituents to champion progress on the university's sustainability initiatives with respect to Capital Plan development and assets.
Lead 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 by the Senior Director of Planning & Architecture.
On a limited basis, for projects that may be classified as deferred maintenance, cosmetic upgrades, or minor interior reconfigurations; and do not require professional seals or acquisition of permits by the Authority Having Jurisdiction, provide complete design services including programming, planning, schematic design, design development, construction documents, furniture specifications, bid, and construction administration phase services.
Contract and coordinate with civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, landscape, technology and other design and engineering disciplines as required.
Targeted Job Functions
Work with the Office of Institutional Equity to identify, prioritize, and implement ongoing accessibility improvement projects.
Manage ongoing stormwater management master plan implementation, tracking, and reporting.
Provide guidance with organization and distribution of correspondence by the Space Allocation Committee including tracking space utilization and needs, facilitating meetings, preparing or securing consultants to perform space studies, and reporting.
Interface with the University Space System Administrator to ensure space changes are being accurately tracked in Archibus so as to providing an always current inventory of all JHU owned or leased assets.
Scope of Responsibility
Manage, participate, guide and review planning efforts in support of the university's Capital Plan.
Interface with University Leadership and Departmental Leadership to define needs and scope of feasibility studies.
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