About the Job


The Architectural Planner position is primarily responsible for collaborating on the development of architectural drawings, project scope documents, and design and condition reviews for the Planning and Design team within PSPM for projects related to learning environments, interior public spaces, building exteriors and grounds. This position also assists in developing campus design standards and policies related to new buildings, grounds, existing exteriors, interiors, painting, and environmental signage. The Architectural Planner will also produce renderings and other visualizations to represent campus architecture and learning environment efforts.

Applicant Requirements

Duties & Responsibilities

  • For projects related to campus architecture, learning environments, grounds, and environmental signage, develop and draw conceptual design studies and scope of work documents and prepare and deliver high quality graphics, visualizations, and presentations of that work.
  • Assist in the preparation of graphics, visualizations, and presentations for periodic campus architecture and learning environments efforts.
  • Collaborate with project teams on assigned projects and direct work to ensure that office objectives are met including site visits and meetings with staff from various colleges and units.
  • Review and provide commentary on project design and construction drawings prepared by professional consultants and cost estimates prepared by contractors.
  • Assist with the selection and procurement of finishes, furniture, equipment, and artwork in public spaces, student lounges (oases), and classrooms.
  • Collaborate with vendors and consultants to coordinate work to ensure that team objectives are met.
  • Assist with classroom and oasis operations, coordinating with Facilities Management representatives and other units as needed.
  • Assist Associate Director for Campus Architecture and Learning Environments in the development of multi-year plans for learning space projects by periodically assessing and recording the condition of furniture and finishes in classrooms and oases.
  • Monitor construction progress, perform inspections, and implement post-occupancy evaluations for campus architecture, learning environments, grounds, and environmental signage.
  • Assist in providing advice to other campus units regarding campus architecture and learning environments design standards, applicable codes and guidelines.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, from a NAAB accredited institution, required.
  • 1 – 3 years of experience in architectural design required.
  • Working knowledge of architectural and campus design principles.
  • Advanced skills in AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, 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.
  • Ability to effectively communicate design and space ideas through visual and written formats.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree, from a NAAB accredited institution, preferred.
  • 1 year of experience in a higher education institution is preferred.
  • Experience with Revit/BIM software preferred.


For fullest consideration, please send a cover letter/letter of interest and current resume by April 30, 2023 to: https://jobs.uic.edu (Requisition ID: 1017362).

 To Apply:

  • External applicants: Apply Here
  • Internal employees: Go to https://jobs.uic.edu/. Click on “Employee Login” and login with NetID and Password. Search for Requisition ID: 1017362. Please attach a cover letter, resume, and three professional references by the deadline of 4/30/2023.

Please note that once you have submitted your application you will not be able to make any changes. In order to revise your application you must withdraw and reapply. You will not be able to reapply after the posting close date. Please ensure the application is fully completed and all supporting documents have been uploaded before the posting close date.


The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


 As an EOE/AA employer, the University of Illinois encourages applications from individuals regardless of an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, and Veteran or disability status.


UIC is an EOE including Disability/Vets.


The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

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UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent “Best Colleges” rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.

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