Senior Planner/Project Manager
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About Ayers Saint Gross

Ayers Saint Gross is an internationally recognized design firm with expertise in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, 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 an experienced Senior Planner/Project Manager to join our planning team in our Tempe, Arizona office.  The Senior Planner/Project Manager will work in close coordination with the Principal-in-Charge to provide project leadership and management to multiple planning projects. The ideal candidate is an energetic professional with a strong organizational skills to manage multi-disciplinary teams and provide collaborative, quality planning solutions. Projects typically overlap the disciplines of planning, architecture, landscape architecture, and graphic design. Ideal candidates should also have interest in problem solving for higher education and cultural clients.  


  • Works independently, oversees and plans the major aspects of architectural and planning projects.
  • Focus in Project Management, Design, Construction Documents, Technical Specifications, Construction Administration aspects of Project Delivery.
  • Provides overall guidance on project objectives and concepts.
  • Supervises, directs and evaluates work of other architects and technicians.
  • Participates in company promotional activities including client contact, business development, and proposal development.
  • Managerial duties including, but not limited to interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Minimum of 10 years of related experience, preferably in higher education.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (preferred) in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning and/or Urban Design.
  • Strong analytical, communication and presentation skills, ability to plan and deliver complex projects in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Familiar with architectural concepts, practices, procedures, final documents, specifications, materials and construction practices
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Architectural Registration preferred
  • Ability to travel to and navigate client sites during various stages of project development required.
  • LEED accreditation required within 12 months
  • CSI certification encouraged- CDT (Construction Documents Technologist) as the preliminary test followed by CCS (Certified Construction Specifier) and the CCCA (Certified Construction Contract Administrator).

Why work at Ayers Saint Gross?

  • We are a design driven firm working with exceptional clients
  • We are an employee-owned company, with over 100 years of design excellence
  • We encourage our employees to pursue local and professional advocacy groups
  • We provide the opportunity to help with pro-bono initiatives that brings Architecture to the community
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including a 401(k) and ESOP

Ayers Saint Gross is a respected leader in the community offering comprehensive benefits and a highly energized work environment. For additional information and to apply online, please visit our website at


Ayers Saint Gross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment based on merit, performance, and business needs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Ayers Saint Gross is committed to providing accessible employment; specific physical and mental requirements for this position may be provided upon request. Please contact for additional information.