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Landscape Architectural Planner, Campus Planning
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Oct. 17, 2022
Title Landscape Architectural Planner, Campus Planning
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Campus Planning
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Position Summary

The Office of Capital Planning is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of budget and capital facilities planning efforts for the campus consistent with the strategic aspirations of the University. The office integrates budgeting and facilities planning activities for the entire university. The Landscape Architectural Planner will report to the Director and be part of a professional team responsible for these planning efforts and overall campus space management.

Specific responsibilities include:
    • Develop designs to various landscape spaces throughout North and South campuses within established budget parameters. Present landscape designs to supervisors and senior leadership for approval. Develop design and construction documents for review and implementation.
    • Serve as lead planner on the development and maintenance of the University’s landscape master plan and develop implementation strategy with timeline and required budget.
    • Work with Grounds staff in Facilities Operations on the existing campus tree database and develop campus plan to increase tree inventory and maintenance strategy. Develop, manage and, administrate memorial programs (e.g. trees, benches, gardens).
    • Coordinate and manage exterior signage placement, repair and, replacement.
    • Coordinate with the Grounds staff in Facilities Operations to improve campus landscape on all three university campuses to provide the optimal landscapes that are in alignment with the University’s Climate Action Plan, human and financial resources.
    • Assist in campus master planning. Participate in all aspects of campus landscape planning including consensus building with academic and administrative units, working with the State University Construction Fund, University Facilities, and other agencies, instilling vision and energy to optimize the University environment.
    • Participate in the review of landscape design plans and drawings prepared by other state agencies and/or consultants and offer written analysis and recommendations.
    • Share expertise from your technical experience as it applies to the entire spectrum of landscape design and maintenance as processes and policies evolve. Coach and mentor junior staff and interns.
    • Represent the Campus Planning office on university-wide committees. The Incumbent would act as liaison the University community regarding facilities issues and campus planning. Other duties could be assigned as required.


To be successful in this role, you must be a good problem solver, with strong interpersonal skills and self-motivated.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required in Landscape Architecture.
  • Two years of experience involving project management, landscape design and master planning.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Landscape Architectural license

Physical Demands

The incumbent will work with University Facilities Grounds staff on site regarding landscape design, plant selection and landscape maintenance. This may require physical exertion and/or visiting sites which are not wheelchair accessible.

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