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Job Req ID:  10935


Classified Title: Architect 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PF 
Starting Salary Range: $78,298-$107,629 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full-Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Employee subgroup: Exempt 
Location: Johns Hopkins East Baltimore Campus 
Department name: 10001050-Facilities Management 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


General summary/purpose:


The Planning, Design & Construction (PD&C) department is responsible for all major and minor capital projects for the School of Public Health (SOPH).


Under supervision of the Director of Planning, Design & Construction, the Architect 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 will initiate, execute, and/or oversee programming and planning efforts in support of development and implementation of the SOPH 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 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 collaborates with other SOPH staff to provide comprehensive oversight of planning, design, and construction projects.


Specific duties & responsibilities:


  • 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 site work.
  • 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 School’s standards, guidelines, policies, and campus development plans. Provide technical direction and guidance.
  • Work with stakeholders, SOPH 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 SOPH standards, and appropriateness of systems and product specification. Interface with SOPH 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, departmental representatives, SOPH Operations, and government officials to guide and oversee the development and implementation of campus-based planning initiatives. Work with the SOPH 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 SOPH 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 SOPH leadership.


Minimum qualifications (mandatory):


Bachelors in Architecture required. 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.


Preferred qualifications:


Master's degree preferred. Use of BIM software, SketchUp, PhotoShop, and other graphics programs is desired.



Special 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 school, 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


Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:


Any specific physical requirements for the job:


  • Ability to remain stationary for extended periods.
  • Ability to operate a computer and/or other office equipment on a frequent basis.
  • Must frequently communicate with others and exchange accurate information.
  • Ability to move about the office and campus.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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