General DescriptionThe 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.