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Performs technical architectural work in the design and development of plans for alterations and repairs to university buildings.

This individual is responsible for designing, planning, and drafting detailed specifications for alterations and repair projects to existing university buildings or new building construction projects. Work involves contacts with personnel from university departments and material and equipment vendors.


Discusses requirements of alterations and repairs to be made with appropriate officials; conducts surveys to gather data needed in design preparation.

Prepares preliminary design sketches for the larger and more complex projects, including cost estimates.

Following project approval, prepares the final designs, including the required drafting and specifications.

Performs the drawing and drafting work using AUTOCAD that is required for each project.

Refers completed designs and specifications to superiors for review, alterations, and approval.

Performs related work as required.

High school or vocational school and two years of additional course work in a technical school, college, or university with major course work in architectural drafting and considerable experience in architectural drafting and design; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience with CAD is desired.

Considerable knowledge of the basic principles of architecture.

Considerable knowledge of modern building construction methods and materials and of the preparation of specifications.

Considerable knowledge of the terminology, methods, practices, and techniques of architectural drafting.

Some knowledge of the principles and methods of surveying and inspecting sites and buildings, preparatory to planning and designing.

Ability to prepare architectural designs, plans, and specifications, using AUTOCAD.

Ability to prepare complex schematic drawings from rough sketches and oral instructions.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with university personnel.

Skill in designing alterations to buildings and structures and in preparing accurate drawings and specifications.



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