Senior Architect

Oct 17, 2016
Oct 31, 2016
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Location Karachi, Pakistan

Aga Khan University invites applications for the position of Senior Architect in the Design Office.

You will be responsible for coordinating design with direct and indirect users; producing plans for facilities and the modification of existing premises - some entailing very high technical requirement; helping users write design briefs and formulating user requirements. 


Specifically, you will be responsible for:

  • Designing and reviewing designs done by consulting architects and ensuring it meets user requirements & university design policies and design standards;
  • Assessing quality of architectural related work at site; monitoring coordination issues of consultants;
  • Reviewing conformity with relation to samples, mock-ups, materials; and ensuring adherence to specified procedural issues.
  • Forming a database of architectural / engineering drawings for future reference, compiling for updating of as-built drawings.
  • Reviewing design of new capital projects, prepared by consultants for projects (both schematic and detailed designs).
  • Ensure quality standards and conformance with approved schematic designs & design philosophies, as per AKU policy and standards.
  • Ensuring adherence to AKUs design philosophies and recommending any changes proposed, on the basis of design briefs, space program and user requirements.
  • Discuss & follow-up to resolve design issues with consultant and coordinate with users at all stages and seek approvals.
  • Prepare space and user requirements, assist them in writing design briefs; work on space planning & determining space programs through dialogues with professional health & education providers & to do management of design work.
  • Will be responsible for designing modifications to existing premises from as-built conditions which includes preparing detailed design and construction drawings.
  • Liaising with engineering consultants and giving timely reviews of all drawings, documents, samples, mock-ups and materials.
  • Developing schematic and detailed designs on CAD which are fully coordinated for engineering services including HVAC, plumbing, medical gases & electrical requirements and ensuring adherence to agreed time schedule for design. 
  • Coordination with Construction who will furnish Cost Estimates of the proposed projects.
  • Monitor the preparation of presentation drawings including 3D images developed by the CAD Operators.


  • Bachelors degree in Architectur eand licence membership with a professional architectural institution.
  • 8 - 10 years of related experience
  • Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD) certification will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge and usage of Microsoft Office.
  • Free hand sketching / graphic communication skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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