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 and 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.
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Office of the Architect of the Capitol
401 S. Spring Street, 602 Stratton Building
Springfield, IL 62706
About Office of the Architect of the Capitol
The Office of the Architect of the Capitol (OAC) is responsible for developing and implementing a long-range master plan of development for the Capitol Complex. The office reviews and approves all contracts for the repair, rehabilitation, construction, renovation and alteration of all state buildings in the Capitol Complex, including tunnels, power and heating plants, and surrounding grounds. The office has authority to allocate space within the Capitol Complex for the use of the General Assembly and its related agencies, and to acquire land for the operation or expansion of state facilities within the complex. The OAC also provides professional expertise with regard to the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care, and provides recommendations concerning design, construction, and maintenance of the facilities and grounds.