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CUNY Architect Level 3 in New York, New York

Architect Level 3

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City College of New York

Full/Part Time



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Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided a high quality and affordable education to generations of New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. CCNY embraces its role at the forefront of social change.

Located in the heart of New York City, CCNY is home to such important 'firsts' as: The first college explicitly founded on the ideal of educating the 'whole people', the first documentary film program in the U.S., the first intercollegiate lacrosse game played in the U.S., first student government in the nation, and the longest running Alumni Association in the U.S.

It is ranked #1 by The Chronicle of Higher Education out of 369 selective public colleges in the United States on the overall mobility index. This measure reflects both access and outcomes, representing the likelihood that a student at CCNY can move up two or more income quintiles. In addition, the Center for world University Rankings places CCNY in the top 1.2% of universities worldwide in terms of academic excellence. More than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight professional schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship. CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself.

Outstanding programs in architecture, engineering, education and the liberal arts and sciences prepare our students for the future, and produce outstanding leaders in every field. Whether they are drawn to the traditional, like philosophy or sociology, or emerging fields like sonic arts or biomedical engineering, our baccalaureate graduates go on to graduate programs at Stanford, Columbia or MIT – or they stay right here in one of our 50 master's programs or our doctoral programs in engineering, the laboratory sciences, and psychology.

Nowhere else in the city do undergraduates have so many opportunities to conduct research with professors and, publish and present their findings. In our science, engineering and social science programs, more than 300 undergrads work alongside senior researchers in funded projects. Leading CUNY in funded research, we house a number of research centers, with our two new $700 M advanced research centers leading the way. Nearly all of our full-time faculty hold PhDs or – like our architecture faculty, maintain professional practices. Art professors exhibit their work, film professors make films, and music professors perform in venues around the country.

The campus is alive with student activity. City College fields 16 varsity teams that compete in NCAA Division III – and students work out in an equipment rich fitness center and socialize in more than 100 student clubs. Our students come from around the corners and world, representing more than 150 nationalities. City College is an integral part of the civic, urban and artistic energy of New York and inseparable from its history. We are the City that built this city.

This class of positions encompasses professional architectural work and project management of the University's Capital and Rehabilitation Construction program. There are three assignment levels within this class of positions. At each level a University Architect may sign and seal architectural drawings for which that individual has supervisory or preparatory responsibility, and may sign other official documents. All personnel perform related work.

Under general direction, with wide latitude for the exercise of independent initiative and judgment is responsible for providing architectural related management services for projects of varied complexity for all phases of the planning, design, construction and occupancy such as the following:

  • Coordinates all activities for projects assigned

  • Issues procedures for the project for conformance to required codes and regulations

  • Conducts project meetings with consultants

  • Acts as point of contact and liaison for the Office of Facilities, Planning and Management with the colleges, Central Office staff, and governmental agencies

  • Reviews projects designed by outside consultants or the Colleges

  • Monitors adherence to project budget and program

  • Monitors timely completion of project phases

  • Assures compliance with project specifications and quality requirements

  • Assists the Contracts Administration Unit in the preparation of bidding documents, advertisement and award of contracts

  • Attends job site meetings when necessary

  • Serves as a consultant on extremely complex and highly specialized architectural matters

  • Directs all aspects of extremely complex and important architectural projects

  • Recommends approval of contract payments when required

  • Makes periodic field inspections and final inspection as necessary

  • Reviews field reports

  • Reviews, recommends and/or approves change orders in accordance with procedures

  • May supervise lower level architects and the support staff

  • May incidentally perform duties described under lower assignment levels






A valid New York Registration as an Architect and four years of full-time experience in professional architecture work.

Note: In addition, the candidates are required to have one year of project management experience for assignment Level II; and two years of project management experience for Level III. A graduate degree in a management field from an accredited college may be substituted for one year of experience for Level III.


Salary $88,427

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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October 12, 2023.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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