The Office of Campus Planning, Design and Construction seeks to hire an Associate Director II (Associate Director of Design) to oversee the development of all projects and ensure they proceed through the appropriate phases in accordance with Office and University policies and procedures; provide leadership in overseeing of the day to day operations of Architectural Design and Engineering staff of 16 within CPDC; and be responsible for developing and implementing programs for campus design standards, guidance to designers, and design review and approval procedures.
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Engineering and 10 years of relevant project design, design review, and construction administration. Must have extensive experience with codes, development of specifications, development of guidance to designers, and design tools and information technology. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate across levels (verbal and written), collaborate, and attention to details.
Development and Implementation of Campus Standard Specifications - Develop, implement, and enforce campus standard specifications in a way that is accessible to project development and Physical Plant review. Responsible for the maintenance of the Standard Specification program through a periodic review process.
Development and Publishing of Guidance to Designers - Develop, implement and publish a range of guidance to designers from architectural finishes and furnishings to fire alarm and HVAC controls with the intention of reducing consultant design development timeline. In-House Design and Consultant Selection - Responsible for in-house architectural and engineering design services. - Leading role in Consultant Qualification and Selection Committee, which qualifies consultants to work for University in a variety of roles, and then selects them on a project by project basis.
Review and Approval of Design Documents - Responsible for final approval of all design documents, produced in-house or by consultants, prior to documents being put out to bid; with authority to hold projects if design documents are not deemed suitable.
Operational Support and Construction Administration Support - Responsible for staff support of campus operations. This includes building operational support for HVAC systems, campus electrical infrastructure, and utility systems. - Responsible for staff support of construction administration, including providing CA services for in-house design and the supporting of consultants CA, particularly in in RFI and submittal process when owner consolation is required.
Modernization of CAD Design Tools and Document Management - Responsible for maintaining the design tools of CPDC to a state at or above consulting industry standards, including management of the transition from AutoCAD to Revit, and implementing the use of BIM, with the support of office Functional Business Analyst. - Work with consultants and trade associations to develop and implement office standards on CAD/REVIT/BIM. - Responsible for modernizing the office document management system into a fully digital system, with the support of office Functional Business Analyst. This includes the integration of the office design and construction administration software package with a new digital document management system.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience
Syracuse University is a private research university, with over 14,000 full-time undergraduate and over 4,000 full¬time graduate students representing the 50 states and 124 foreign countries. Founded in 1870, it is home to 11 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Human Service...s and Health Professions, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts. Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000 and offers many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, a symphony orchestra, professional regional theater, and numerous malls and movie theaters. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites and wineries along the Finger Lakes to biking trails along the Erie Canal. According to the latest edition of the Places Rated Almanac, Syracuse ranks in the top 10% of Best Places to Live.