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Job Code: 1975
Job Level: 16
Revised Date: 01/01/2024
Job Family: JF 28

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Occupational Summary

Provide coordination of architectural landscape services in support of individual University projects. This individual will also be responsible for assisting with coordinating the implementation of the Master Plan in conjunction with new projects.

Work Performed

Work with administrators, academic officials, users and user committees to develop adequate facilities use of exterior sites in accordance with the Master Plan; supervise studies to determine effective use of exterior space and advise responsible officers on functional, qualitative, operational, and capital budget requirements of facility landscaping as related to program needs.

Develop Campus Landscape Guidelines for East and West Campuses.

Create long range strategic plans for the reconstruction of landscaped spaces within the framework.

Follow the progress of the Master Plan ensuring all sites and landscaping projects fit within the historic context and fill the current and future needs of the campus.

Create long-range strategic plan for the reconstruction of landscaped spaces within the framework of the Master Plan and capital projects.

Coordinate the presentations for approval, the project definition, site and design of individual projects.

Coordinate the selection of consultants, solicitation of bids, and negotiation of contracts and fees for external consultants and contractors; serve as liaison between the University and contracting agencies retained for service on individual projects; provide liaison to construction management to enhance compliance with contract documents and evaluate final outcome of projects.

Review and critique proposals made by consultant architects for individual University landscaping projects Develop schematic studies, preliminary plans, working drawings, and specifications for small to medium scale landscaping projects as necessary.

Examine projects in progress and ensure the maintenance of sound architectural standards; maintain interface with state, local, and federal officials and agencies as necessary to carry out completion of projects.

Advise members of construction administration on architectural matters and assist with architectural or design problems.

Monitor and examine expenditure of funds of established project budgets Supervise drafting staff to ensure proper distribution of assignments and adequate manning.

Represent Duke's campus plan to internal and external audiences including trustees, alumni and professional associations.

Develop and update departmental website.

Recommend various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, promotions, transfers, and vacation schedules.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires a Bachelor's degree in Architecture.

North Carolina Board of Architecture license is also required.


Eligibility for licensure examination requires three years experience under the direct supervision of a licensed Architect.

Thirteen years of training under a licensed Architect may be substituted for the above education and experience per N.C. Board of Architecture. Licensure is still mandatory.




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