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Assistant Vice President and University Architect

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
Posted Date
May 3, 2023

Arizona State University seeks a highly accomplished and collaborative leader to serve as the Assistant Vice President and University Architect. The Assistant Vice President and University Architect (AVP-UA) serves as a key voice on matters of aesthetics and provides the vision and leadership for physical planning, architectural design, and landscape design across the four campuses. In addition, the AVP-UA is a key leader in stewarding these resources and helping the University meet its vision of teaching, learning, research, and service.

Reporting to the Vice President for Facilities Development and Management, and advisor to the Office of Planning and Budget and the University Real Estate Development Office, the AVP-UA will ensure the vision of the executive leadership is incorporated into all new facilities including landscape architecture and ensure the master plan and variances to this plan are in alignment with the University’s vision. The AVP-UA oversees the Office of the University Architect with 25 staff. ASU’s 4 campuses and off-campus facilities encompass nearly 29 million sq ft with over 1,200 facilities. 

The ideal candidate for this position will be a collaborative professional who brings confidence and humility to the task of leading a service organization in support of ASU’s mission. This candidate will have broad and deep expertise, strong communication and relationship skills, a commitment to transparency and service, and the vision and leadership capacity to enable the Office of the University Architect to manage the evolving range of responsibilities and expectations established for it.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, planning, or a related area, and nine (9) years of related architectural experience, including five (5) years of supervision and five (5) years as a licensed architect; OR any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • Registered as an Architect in the State of Arizona, OR NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) Certification and become a registered Architect in the State of Arizona within six (6) months after date of hire.
  • Ability to obtain a valid Arizona driver's license within 90 days and have an acceptable driving record

Arizona State University has retained Opus Partners to support this recruitment. Katie Dean, Associate Partner, and Thomas Lapierre, Senior Associate are leading the search. Inquiries, applications, and nominations should be sent to The search process will unfold with the greatest possible attention to candidate confidentiality. Required application materials include a resume and cover letter. 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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