University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Architect - Facilities & Services


About the Job


Architect – Facilities & Services
Engineer Services
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Job Summary

Responsible for the design, development, review, and management of small construction projects for campus buildings. Produce and deliver architectural designs, opinions, design reviews, technical decisions, recommendations, and documentation to F&S departments, campus, and other University units. Confirm conformance with applicable codes and University Facilities Standards to provide safe, reliable, comfortable, productive, sustainable, and cost-effective facilities which support the Mission of the University.


  • Provide and oversee development of detailed design documents (drawings and specifications) for construction projects for remodeling, renovation, repair, replacement, or new work.
  • Coordinate design of all disciplines as applicable to successfully complete small construction projects including architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and building automation and control systems.
  • Provide and oversee analysis of building elements and systems for operational condition, capacity, functionality, and compatibility with associated systems and current/intended uses of the spaces served.
  • Utilize software and information resources available to the F&S Division. This includes the Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.), AutoCAD, AiM, the Portal, SharePoint, and internet offerings.
  • Prepare and present reports, programs, displays, or drawings to management or staff as assigned.
  • Attend meetings as the Design Services representative on assigned projects through completion of warranty phase.
  • Provide detailed architectural review of projects designed by outside consultants. Prepare written review comments for items not in accordance with codes, the University Facilities Standards and for items not compatible, coordinated, or acceptable for the use proposed. May participate in formal or informal discussions concerning these comments.


  • Provide project program analysis to document detailed scope, schedule, and budget for proposed repair, renovation, remodel replacement, or new work as assigned.
  • Establish, update, and meet project schedules. Note significant milestones and deadlines, potential construction conflicts, sequencing and phasing concerns and building/site accessibility. Estimate hours and duration required for tasks of self, technicians, and others involved in development of design, construction administration and project close-out.
  • Manage work assignments, establish project priorities, and resolve design issues.
  • Confer with Management Architects, Management Engineers, and Associate Director regarding resource needs and schedules.
  • Develop weekly forecast of planned work and provide periodic project status reports.
  • Update the design teammates and client routinely and upon changes in scope, schedule, budget, or status.
  • Compare and incorporate results of previous projects and develop schedule and resource allocations required to meet needs of project and client.


  • Provide and/or Attend training for leadership, teambuilding, and professional development.
  • Provide assessment of new technologies, equipment and systems to evaluate applicability to our projects and University Facilities Standards.
  • Maintain knowledge in current building codes, University Facilities Standards, State and Federal regulations, and energy codes needed to adequately meet the needs of the Engineering Services Department.


  • Provide technical support to the F&S Crafts and Trades for equipment selection, troubleshooting of building elements and system problems, development of preventive maintenance needs and answer technical questions.
  • Provide technical support to Commissioning and Inspection unit including shop drawing review, codes & standards interpretations, contract document interpretations, testing procedures and start-up.
  • Provide technical architectural consultation to other Facilities & Services units and campus units.
  • Encourage and foster development of Building Information Management (BIM) for the University environment, with a focus on usage by Building Maintenance & Grounds (BMG), Utilities and Energy Services (UES), and Engineering & Construction Services (ECS) personnel.
  • Assist Capital Programs Planners and/or Project Managers in the preparation of project descriptions, preliminary budget and applicable scope of professional services required for each project as requested. Evaluate types of Feasibility Studies required to appropriately meet institutional requirements.


  • Participate in the QBS process for the selection of Professional Service Consultants as assigned.
  • Participate in focus groups, F&S and campus committees, and initiatives as assigned.


  • Prepare, review, update, and implement assigned areas of the University Facilities Standards.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, faculty, staff, administration, professional consultants, and contractors.

Applicant Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Architecture or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Five years progressively responsible administrative experience in architectural design and coordination of building elements and systems.
  • Licensed Architect in the State of Illinois.

Preferred Qualifications

  • LEED or additional certification in building design or construction industry.
  • Ten (10) or more years of extensive design experience in architectural design and coordination of building elements and systems.
  • Moderate to strong working skills with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office products.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of building elements and systems, including architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and building automation and control systems. Strong working knowledge of applicable codes and regulations, including but not limited to IBC. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 04/22/2024. Salary range is $75,000 to $100,000. Final Salary offered will be determined by a thorough assessment of available market data, internal salary equity, candidate experience and qualifications, collective bargaining agreements, and budget constraints.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on April 10, 2024 (extended). Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Ken McCray 217-300-6211, or email: For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

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, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1023253
Job Category: Academic Professional
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