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Requisition ID:  10171

Lead Architect - Campus Master Planning


*Updated March 23, 2020*: All interview and hiring processes will be postponed until later specified. At this time, we are still accepting applications.

Job Summary

The Senior Architect works directly with the Director of Campus Planning & Sustainability (CP&S), and University Architect, and supports campus planning efforts (including regional campuses and regarding Purdue facilities throughout Indiana). Participates in and initiates campus level master plans, college level master plans, and feasibility / conceptual design studies including facilities programming for new construction and renovations projects. Participates in design and construction projects regarding aesthetics, design intent, standard / guideline compliance, and evaluation of design options (including phasing plans).


  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Planning, or a related field 
  • Six years’ architectural, planning, and programming experience
  • Experience with planning principles, strategies, and projects including programming, architectural design, and interior design
  • Experience with project management of initiatives in support of the implementation of short- and long- term strategic goals within a complex, matrixed organization
  • Project management experience should include coordination, running meetings, developing meeting minutes/notes, multiple forms of communication
  • Ability to assist a more senior architect in design and technical process for medium and large projects
  • Ability to synthesize information and data into management briefings, managing project schedules, and meeting leadership expectations for implementation
  • Ability to manage multiple projects of varying size and complexity, and ability to modify or adjust priorities
  • Ability to develop, implement, and adjust action plans for implementation of priority initiatives
  • Ability to leverage available resources to maximize impact on campus
  • Ability to think critically, synthesize complex data, draw conclusions, and make strategic recommendations.
  • Excellent writing capabilities
  • Computer mastery of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and AutoCAD
  • Ability to work with individuals from different viewpoints and backgrounds
  • Ability to recognize and evaluate problem situations and recommend corrective action
  • Ability to act as a liaison between multiple stakeholders with diverse agendas


  • Master's degree and registration as a Professional Architect 
  • LEED Accredited Professional credential 
  • Experience working in a higher education context 
  • Computer mastery of InDesign

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment authorization for this position
  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Immediately
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply