Senior Campus Planner

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) Employer:
San Francisco, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Jun 23 '14Posted on:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supports and strengthens SOM’s firm vision, goals and values
  • Solves complex problems in connection with the urban planning of large-scale, campus projects.
  • Leads the design and planning process through all phases of work on multiple project assignments and as part of a leadership team.
  • Interfaces with clients, consultants, contractors, and others during various stages of project development.
  • Manages work assignments on projects, within group and with other disciplines, and guides and encourages the development of staff
  • Participates proactively in Education, Health and Science marketing and business development efforts, including the preparation of proposals, project fees and scopes of services.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master Degree in Urban Design or City Planning, with undergraduate training in architecture design. AIA licensure or AICP is preferable. LEED accreditation is desirable.

  • At least 10-15 years of progressively responsible project experience in the higher education and academic sector within North America, including 5 years of experience running a team.
  • A strong design ethos consistent with the core principles of SOM’s City Design Practice

  • Established track-record of high profile projects in the US; West Coast experience is a plus.

  • Thorough knowledge of campus planning and design issues, including  site planning, infrastructure and utility planning, and sustainable design practices

  • A dynamic, creatively-focused and efficient approach

  • Compelling communication and engaging client liaison skills with extensive experience leading campus community engagement processes

  • Excellent people management and strong team leadership with the ability to listen and collaborate effectively

  • Strong writing skills with demonstrated experience authoring campus master plans, long range development plans, district plans, and design guidelines

  • Ability to adapt to change in a fast-pace, highly creative working environment is essential.

  • Proven success in business development with positive results.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Autocad, MS Office, and Adobe CS skills, along with hand-sketching, is highly desirable

  • Domestic travel may be required


To Apply, please submit resume, cover letter and work samples at under the SF - Senior Campus Planner requisition.

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