Director of Campus Planning

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
United States

This position serves as a senior administrator in Planning, Design, and Construction with primary responsibility for all facets of planning related to the physical campus including Site Development/Master Planning, Space and Interiors Management and Planning, Capital Planning and maintenance of Design Guidelines and Standards with appropriate professional support staff. This position also assists the Assistant Vice President for Planning, Design and Construction and may assume those duties in his/her absence.

Job Duties:

Site Development/Master Planning- leads the development, execution, maintenance and evolution of current Campus Master Plan to reflect successive long range planning efforts and updates as improvements are developed. Guides efforts to design major land uses, building sites, utility locations, parking, transportation, open spaces and recreational spaces with an eye for community impact to achieve University goals in a sustainable fashion. Reviews campus projects for conformance with design guidelines & standards. Facilitates site selection & evaluation processes for new buildings and facilities. Supports & serves on various University committees & assists with the development of presentations to attain design approvals. Responsible for oversight of campus landscape architects and civil engineers serving as project managers for master planning, district planning, site and landscape improvement projects and site developments.

Space and Interiors Management & Planning- oversees space planning and management as well as interior design. Utilizes expertise & data to support decisions regarding allocation of space, facility management, program planning, assessment and other needs. Works closely with Academic Affairs to provide information & recommendations related to space allocation & management in accordance with current master planning documents. Manage the day-to-day activities associated with processing, analyzing and/or evaluating space requests, assignment changes, allocation, space reporting and management. Oversight of campus interior designers & coordinators serving as project managers for space management and planning, interior design, furniture specification and procurement and interior design review.

Capital Planning- Leads the development of strategically integrated long-term capital plans inclusive of project programming, budgeting, scheduling and capital requests through a collaborative approach with University leadership & other key stakeholders. Frequently prepares & delivers space & capital project reporting presentations to senior leadership, University officials, Board of Regents, State Division of Administration, various campus community members & other universities, state and federal agencies and outside organizations.

Design Standards & Guidelines- Develops & maintains design standards & guidelines consistent with desired university standards and planning initiatives, such as architectural, site and landscape and interior design guidelines. Provides overall guidance regarding design standards and guidelines developed and updated by subject matter experts such as mechanical, electrical and pluming standards and guidelines. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, engineering, or other related field. Demonstrated track record of delivering design & planning excellence with at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the area of project planning & design with significant construction/ project management experience. Management experience leading a team of professionals. Experience in campus planning, facilities design, development & oversight of capital projects & space management. Proficiency in graphic, written, and oral communication/presentation/visualization of planning data and analytics.

The candidate will be skillful in communication and interpersonal skills engaging with a broad variety of stakeholders and facilitation within complex group dynamics. Extensive collaboration with other professionals in facilities and related planning/assessment functions is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in Architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, engineering or other design/planning related field. Considerable experience in master planning and site development, space management and planning, design guidelines development/management and capital planning in a higher education setting, either through employment or as a consultant.

Special or Physical Qualifications: Due to the nature of this position and/or position responsibilities this position shall be subject to drug/alcohol testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67. In accordance with University Policy Statement 18, this position is considered essential and may be required to report or stay on campus in the event of an emergency or closure.

Licenses/Certifications: Design Professional Registration- current registration as a design professional.

Additional Position Information: Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Application deadline is March 5, 2018.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; annual and sick leave; 14 paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption; training and development opportunities; employee discounts and more!

LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer

HCM Contact Information: Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

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February 8, 2018 - 1:45pm
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