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University Architect


This position serves as the University’s steward for all issues affecting the aesthetic and functional quality of the physical environment of the campus. Leads in the selection of architects and engineers for all major projects and provides guidance during the design process, acting as liaison between university user groups, design professionals and the Architectural Review Council. Enforces standards and design guidelines representing the goals and aspirations of the university, and protects the university from blatant disregard of those goals and aspirations.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Guides the development of the architectural aesthetic of the campus.
  • Helps project managers and end users in critical decision making during the design process and reviews changes during construction.
  • Assist in Space Planning, Program Development and Development of Conceptual Budgets.
  • Leads the selection process for architects, engineers and other design professionals.
  • Negotiates architectural service contracts for specific and continuing services. Reviews and approves Additional Service Authorizations.
  • Ensures compliance with design and other University standards.
  • Works closely with PDC Planning Department to ensure compliance with planning initiatives.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in an appropriate area and six years of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and eight years of relevant experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position may have supervisory responsibility.


To see common career pathways for each position at the University of Florida please visit the Career Paths section of the UFHR website.