Space Planner

The New School The New School Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Mon, Feb 3 '20Posted on:

Position Responsibilities:

The New School is a progressive university with exceptional strengths in design and liberal and performing arts, located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. The office of Space Planning in the department of Buildings plays a critical role in support of its academic mission through planning, managing, assessing and recording the University’s diverse and continuously evolving space inventory comprised of about 30 buildings occupying about 1.5 million square feet of space. The position of Space Planner reports to the Director of Space Planning.

  • Maintain a complete and up-to-date data base of plans and room attributes for the entire University space inventory
  • Prepare and present space use statistics, customized analysis, floor plans and space data in graphic formats
  • Evaluate the necessity and feasibility of requests for internal moves, furnishings and equipment
  • Prepare drawings, graphs, photographs and other applicable materials to test the fit of proposed moves, reconfigurations and furnishing and to illustrate planning objectives and options
  • Work collaboratively with academic and administrative constituencies to understand functional organization, space utilization and plans for future development or change
  • Work collaboratively with offices responsible for scheduling space to achieve the greatest possible level of space use efficiency, accounting for growth or changes in student enrollment and staffing
  • Work collaboratively with other Buildings team members, numerous architects, engineers and facilities managers to generate space programs for construction and renovation projects
  • Assign and classify space according to applicable industry and University standards and procedures
  • Develop and maintain space management software and website
  • Participate in the capital improvement planning processes as assigned
  • Assist the Director of Space Planning as needed

Salary commensurate with experience

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of experience in architecture or space planning

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Architectural degree and experience preferred; higher education space planning experience preferred; software for database management, CAD, graphics and spreadsheets skills preferred


Interested candidate must apply here to be considered for the position.

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