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Architect – Campus Development in Bengaluru (Job Vacancy)

Indian Institute for Human Settlements



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1 Vacancies

26 Applicants|Posted 21 Day(s) ago

Job Description

About IIHS Campus Development

The proposed IIHS IOE main campus is located on a 54-acre freehold site at Kengeri, Bengaluru. The digitally-augmented buildings and facilities slated to be built over three phases, are expected to enable interdisciplinary teaching-learning, research and practice, and demonstrate the best examples of Indian design and traditional crafts.

The campus of the proposed IIHS IOE will aim to provide students and researchers the opportunity to immerse themselves in and innovate around India’s core urban challenges.

The Campus Development team focuses on design, procurement, execution, and documentation activities at the IIHS Kengeri site. The work includes support in the preparation of architectural and other drawings, documentation of ongoing work, data analysis for sustainability parameters and coordination with various stakeholders involved in the project.

Job Description

IIHS is looking to hire an architect with around 3 to 5 years of work experience. This position will be part of the Campus Development team at IIHS based out of Kengeri, Bengaluru. The responsibilities for this role will involve supporting design and documentation of campus development activities, including but not restricted to site planning, architectural design, detailed working drawings, 3d models, as-built drawings and analysis of various sustainability parameters. The work will also involve direct architectural intervention as per regular business practices, as well as research, publications, prototyping and creation of policies, standards and guidelines.

This is a contractual position for an initial term of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent, with the potential to turn into a regular position over time.

Activities and Tasks

Responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Conducting literature review and research for existing practices, standards, and innovations;
  • Site visits for primary data collection, including spatial, quantitative, and qualitative data;
  • Preparing architectural design, interior design, working drawings, renderings, representations and details, 3d models in SketchUp;
  • Conducting embodied energy and life cycle analysis;
  • Coordinating with design and execution teams for proposed and ongoing activities at the site to ensure that deadlines, procedures, and other project requirements are met;
  • Assisting in the documentation of campus development activities and preparation of teaching-learning material;
  • Coordinating with the Word Lab, Media Lab and Design & Communications teams for campus publications;
  • Organizing workshops and consultations with key stakeholders;
  • Additionally, the incumbent is expected to be involved in the full range of activities at IIHS; the candidate will thus also be expected to be part of IIHS’ teaching programmes, its public conferences and conventions, and its capacity building programmes through executive education and short courses;
  • Providing support to other IIHS activities including academics, research, training, practice, operations and others;
  • Participating in all activities of Institution-Building at IIHS; carrying out tasks as assigned by IIHS; and traveling on IIHS work within or outside the country as and when needed.

Structure and Reporting

The architect will be an External Consultant coordinating with the Senior Consultant – Campus Development at IIHS and will be required to collaborate effectively with a diverse group of internal teams and external individuals/organizations, and students.

Person Specification

The ideal candidate should:

  • Possess a professional degree in Architecture and/or a Master’s in Architecture / Planning;
  • Have 3-5 years of prior experience, preferably in the design and execution of sustainable buildings;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of sustainable building practices and methods, embodied energy analysis and life cycle analysis;
  • Have an understanding of Building Codes, environmental regulations, and green building rating systems;
  • Be open to travelling from time to time as per project requirements;
  • Have effective verbal and written communication skills;
  • Be flexible and have the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment;
  • Be competent in handling simultaneously occurring tasks and smaller projects;
  • Have excellent organizational skills and be a team player;

Software & Skills

  • AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Photoshop, illustrator, InDesign;
  • MS office;
  • Model making;
  • 3ds Max (optional).

This is a contractual position for an initial term of 11 months, renewable on mutual consent, with the potential to turn into a regular position over time. This offer is on an exclusive basis, which implies that other professional assignments (whether compensated or not) that bear a potential conflict of interest with IIHS cannot be undertaken.

The search will remain open until the position is filled.


This position is based in Kengeri, Bengaluru and may entail travel to various other project locations.

Review and Assessment

The role and performance of the incumbent shall be subject to normal review and assessment systems at IIHS.

Diversity Policy

IIHS is an equal opportunity employer that encourages women, people with disabilities and those from economically and socially excluded communities with the requisite skills and qualifications to apply for positions.


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