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Illinois Licensed Architect

Organization: Office of the Architect of the Capitol
Date Posted: 2/20/2019
City: Springfield
Location: Illinois
Country: United States
Primary Category: Administration
Salary: $120,000.00 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details

Architect of the Illinois Capitol

The ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL will address the historic preservation, restoration, maintenance, repair, construction, sustainability and landscaping needs of the Illinois State Capitol Complex in historic Springfield, Illinois. The Architect is responsible for developing and implementing a long-range master plan for the Illinois State Capitol Complex, a 140 acre site in the downtown area that includes the State Capitol Building, State Museum, State Archives and other prominent

structures. On-going projects include planning of a new office building and continued restoration and renovation of the Capitol Building. The Illinois State Capitol Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and recent renovations of the House of Representatives and Senate chambers and the Capitol West Wing won multiple awards from The American

Institute of Architects (AIA), Landmarks Illinois, AIA Illinois and AIA Chicago. In 2014, the West Wing was certified LEED Gold for New Construction and Major Renovation. This certification is a first for any Capitol in the country.

Currently the Office of the Architect is under contract to begin an extensive design process for the North Wing of the Capitol Building, which constitutes the largest area of the Capitol. Also, preparations are being made to finish the Master Plan of the Capitol Complex. For those reasons and others this is an opportune time to bring on a permanent Architect of the Capitol.

REQUIREMENTS: Successful candidate must be or become within six months of hire, an Illinois Licensed Architect, have a minimum of five years experience successfully leading collaborative teams in architecture, project management, historic preservation a n d sustainability and be an Illinois resident. The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

* Licensed Architect with minimum 10 years experience delivering quality solutions within a broad range of environments, especially civic, historic, and office

* LEED Accredited Professional with LEED certification experience

* Successful background in high demand, high profile environments

* Proven ability to lead consensus processes for successful outcomes

* Proven ability to manage multiple projects across multiple scales simultaneously

* Proven ability to balance budgets with needs of the Complex in a complex regulatory environment

* Comfort level with public speaking

Candidates seeking a long-term appointment are preferred for this non-partisan full-time position based in Springfield, Illinois.

SALARY RANGE: $120,000 - $130,000 annually with standard state employee benefit package.


Sue Friedrich
Office of the Architect of the Capitol
602 Stratton Building
Springfield, IL 62706
217-524-1873 (fax)

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