Data Visualization Specialist
Baltimore, MD Planning
Job Type
Full-time
Description

About Ayers Saint Gross

Ayers Saint Gross is an internationally recognized design firm with expertise in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, graphic design, interior architecture, and space analytics. Since our founding in 1912, we have built a reputation for designing environments of enduring value. The focus of our expertise and most of our work supports mission-driven clients, particularly colleges, universities, and cultural institutions. Our design approach is inspired by a critical and analytical discourse, a respect for past wisdom, a mind to future potential, and a belief that we have an obligation to leave places better than we found them. Our mission is to engage people and places to create designs that enrich our world. With over 200 professionals, we are headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Washington, DC and Tempe, Arizona. 


Position Overview

Ayers Saint Gross is seeking a Data Visualization Specialist to join our urban and campus planning practice. This individual will contribute to our consulting projects by visualizing the outcomes of data analyses that help advance strategy and decision-making about campuses, facilities, and urban places.


In this role you will be expected to gather and interpret data from a variety of sources, and to present analysis findings in a highly compelling, graphically refined, and easy to understand format. Ideal candidates are interested in examining past and current data, asking thoughtful questions, and exploring trends to improve planning efforts and outcomes. This position offers interested individuals significant career development and growth potential into roles with increasing responsibility. 

Our ideal candidate will work in the Baltimore, MD or Washington, DC offices. We have a hybrid work schedule, with approximately 50% of the work week taking place in person, either in our offices or on-site with clients. We are open to a fully remote arrangement for the right candidate.


Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with analysts, planners, and designers to visualize analyses that inform facilities planning and design dialogue and recommendations
  • Create data visualizations and dashboards that can be used for presentations and outputs 
  • Assist team’s leadership in improving process and advancing the use of technology in new and different ways
  • Find and manipulate spatial and quantitative data from publicly available sources
  • Process, validate, and normalize data sets from clients, especially higher education clients
  • Developing and customizing queries and reports 
  • Travel to client sites to create and validate data sets and participate in client meetings (up to 20% of the time) 

 


Requirements
  • BA/BS in Graphic Design, Statistics, Data Visualization, Communications, or other related disciplines
  • Practical and transferable work or internship experience, especially prior experience working for a consulting or architecture firm, or an institution of higher education, is a plus. 
  • Interest in urban and campus planning and topics that influence space needs and space management 
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Solid listening and synthesis skills 
  • Strong communication and documentation skills 
  • Software proficiencies should include Adobe Illustrator and InDesign, PowerBI, Tableau, MS Excel
  • Other Software Skills that are potentially desirable but not required include: Adobe Photo, MS Access, Web Design, and Programming