Job Description

Corporate Architect

Office:BASIS.ed Scottsdale Office
Location:Scottsdale, AZ

Who we are…

Our mission is redefining education by raising the standards of student learning to the highest international levels. BASIS Independent Schools provide a joyful learning school community, where hard work is celebrated and intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary outcomes.  In just three years we have established six highly-regarded schools (K-12) in some of the world’s most dynamic regions – New York, Silicon Valley, Northern Virginia, and Shenzhen, China, with more campuses opening in the coming years. We are building a team of highly-talented, passionate and hardworking professionals to ensure our students receive the best education in the world. Join us! 

What you will do around here…

BASIS Independent Schools is seeking a School Architect to join our central operations team. In this critical role, you will utilize your full breadth of design and project management skills and will leave your mark on our national network of world class education facilities.  You will manage and evolve our architectural standards and work closely with our partners at several world-class architecture firms throughout the school design and construction process. Your ability to adapt to and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment will constantly be tapped as you work alongside senior management in the planning and execution of exciting new construction projects in the world’s most prominent cities. This unique and diverse role will both challenge and reward the committed design professional as BASIS Independent continues its steady national and international growth.  This position reports to the Director of New School Development and requires some travel (approximately 10% - 20%).

You can expect to… 

Design, by…

  • Formalizing BASIS Independent Schools’ ‘Educational Specification’ including facility program requirements, branding guidelines, and FF&E specifications 
  • Continually aggregating and evaluating feedback from central and school leaders on all aspects of facility performance and recommend and implement improvements to design standards 
  • Serving as BASIS Independent Schools’ facility ‘brand officer’ and managing evolution of the associated guidelines 
  • Coordinating program test fits on real estate under consideration 
  • Exploring modifications and additions to existing campuses, including projects as small as minor landscaping and furnishing changes, all the way through multi-million-dollar campus expansions 
  • Writing RFPs for design services and participating in selection interviews of design consultants 
  • Assisting in the development and execution of design agreements 

Be a construction administration wiz…

  • Representing BASIS Independent Schools at regular design and construction meetings 
  • Participating in target value design exercises with consultants and contractors 
  • Coordinating with design professionals on the production of renderings and concept sketches  
  • Monitoring and managing job costs and schedules 
  • Performing punch list inspections and other owner close-out responsibilities 
  • Being responsible for day-to-day project management activities 

To join our team you must have… 

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and an energetic do-what-it-takes attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively build relationships with a variety of internal stakeholders and third party professionals 
  • Polished written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills including the ability to remain flexible amid shifting priorities
  • Attention to detail and the ability to produce quality, on-time work products with minimal oversight
  • Proficiency with industry standard design software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • A graduate degree in architecture and a minimum of 3 years of industry experience as a licensed design professional

We dream…

That you have 2+ years of construction administration experience

The nitty gritty…

Benefits and Salary: Pay for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience. BASIS Independent offers a comprehensive benefits package.

BASIS (collectively, BASISed and BASIS Independent Schools), is an Equal Opportunity Employer All qualified applicants for employment are recruited, hired and assigned without discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or any other classification protected by law BASIS expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment For additional information, please visit our Careers website at

Important Notes

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