Architect - University of Illinois at Chicago


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The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), a major urban research university with an operating budget
of over $2.3 billion, is seeking an emerging professional to serve as an Architect in the Campus
Architecture and Learning Environments team within the Office of Planning, Sustainability and
Project Management. UIC serves over 33,500 students comprising what is among the most diverse
student bodies in the nation with 16 colleges, the University Library and over 16,000 faculty and
staff. UIC enrolled a record number of students at its campus again last fall, continuing a six-year
upward trend. UIC operates the state’s major public medical center and serves as the principal
educator of Illinois’ physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses and other health-care professionals.
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The Campus Architecture and Learning Environments team serves as the steward of the physical
campus at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This responsibility encompasses the design of
facilities, grounds, signage, site elements, historic preservation, exterior art program and the co-
development of the campus masterplan; and campus learning environments, including the planning,
design and assessment of general use learning spaces on campus. The goal of each Campus
Architecture and Learning Environments project is to develop inspiring environments that foster
student engagement and thereby improve student learning and wellbeing. Projects are research-
driven and user-focused to support the University’s strategic priorities


The Architect position with the Campus Architecture and Learning Environments team will provide
conceptual and architectural design services for public spaces and learning environments at the
University of Illinois Chicago. This position will report directly to the Associate Director of Campus
Architecture and Learning Environments and will assist the team with project planning, the
development of design standards and ensuring compliance with the Master Plan. This position will
be responsible for assigned design and renovation projects, communicating with various A/E/C
consultants and vendors, and providing design guidance to ensure alignment with the University
design standards and Master Plan.

Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties):

Develop and draw conceptual design studies for learning environments, campus architecture and
environmental design projects. Prepare and deliver high quality visual renderings and presentations
of that work.

Assist with the selection and procurement of furniture, artwork, and finishes for ceilings, walls and
floors in student lounges (Oases) and classrooms.

Assist Associate Director in development of multi-year plans for learning space projects and with
development of guidelines and standards for learning environments, buildings, and grounds.

Review project design and construction drawings prepared by professional consultants, and scope
description and cost estimates prepared by contractors.

Monitor construction and perform inspections.

Lead vendor teams and coordinate vendor work to ensure that group objectives are met.

Lead project teams on assigned projects and direct work to ensure that office objectives are met.

Provide advice to other campus units on campus architecture design standards and learning space

Stay abreast of the latest trends and pedagogy regarding the design of learning environments and
campus grounds and facilities.

Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, from a NAAB accredited institution required.

1 – 3 years of experience in architectural design required.

Knowledge of architectural design principles; educational facility design; interior design principles;
campus and urban planning principles.

Advanced skills in AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and SketchUp.

Proficient with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Ability to develop detailed floor plans and other architectural renderings using design software to
communicate concepts.

Communicate effectively at all levels of organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree from a NAAB accredited institution

Experience in a higher education institution

Experience with Revit/BIM software

For fullest consideration, please send a letter of interest and current resume by April 26, 2021 to: (Ref: HireTouch Job ID 144357).

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities,
women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois will conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a
contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit
Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding
of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers
regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit