Project Designer/Architect

Fayetteville, AR
Jun 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number NC767P

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Working Title Project Designer/Architect

Position Number 1598

Department Architecture Community Design Center

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

An award-winning design center of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, the University of Arkansas Community Design Center (UACDC) has developed a repertoire of new community design methodologies with currency at the national level. UACDC design solutions introduce a multiple bottom line, integrating social and environmental measures into economic development. For more information on UACDC work please consult our webite at:

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The Project Designer/Architect will oversee and execute urban design and planning projects including project publication-ready drawings, models, and reports working in such programs as InDesign, Lumion, Photoshop, Illustrator, 3D Studio Max, and AutoCAD. This position will conduct advanced studio instruction and planning and design projects.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Bachelor's degree in architecture or equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Strong design/planning and representational skills as evidence in portfolio
  • Accomplishment in 3-D imaging software programs as evidenced in portfolio
  • Strong research/teaching skills

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Architectural Registration/Licensure
  • At least three years of experience in award-winning, design-oriented offices

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Demonstrated knowledge in design/planning and representational skills
  • Design/planning and representation skills
  • Demonstrated skills using programs including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD, and Lumion
  • Ability to combine design with research

Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 479-575-4019.


  • Climbing
  • Driving
  • Feeling
  • Kneeling
  • Lifting
  • Reaching
  • Sharps
  • Standing
  • Walking


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Talking


  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting

The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 40 hours/week (hours may vary based on department needs)

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Architecture Community Design Center

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary $55,000

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? No

Does this position require a substance abuse test? No

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 07/03/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2017

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Stephen Luoni, Director
UA Community Design Center
One East Center Street, Suite 220
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-5772

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a professional degree in architecture?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have an Architecture License?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Portfolio (external links accepted)
Optional Documents
  1. Proof of Veterans Status


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