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TERMS OF REFERENCE – Project Architect Cornwall Regional Hospital Rehabilitation Project

1.0 project Background

The Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), built in 1974, is located two miles from the centre of Montego Bay, on a hill in Mt. Salem. It is a 10 storey, 430-bed capacity multi-disciplinary institution. The Cornwall Regional Hospital is a Type ‘A’ hospital providing specialist services, and is the only hospital outside of Kingston providing most of the specialist services.

There have also been reports of indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns from the 1st – 4th  floor since 2009 affecting the first floor – Radiotherapy; second floor – Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Laboratory and Accounting Department; third floor – Radiology; and the fourth floor — offices of the Senior Medical Officer.



The Project Architect is responsible for the oversight of the Architectural requirements for the CRH Building. The Project Architect must provide guidance and direction through collaboration with key stakeholders and consultants to determine final designs and successful buildout.


The main responsibilities of the Project Architect to be achieved are given below:

  • A comprehensive overall report regarding the review of the concept/schematic drawings and recommendations, a weekly evaluation and assessment
  • To review and approve Architectural plans and drawings
  • Progress reports – monthly or as required to include; review of drawings, architectural specifications, status of the contract during each phase
  • Provide technical advice and expert judgement



The Project Architect reports to the Project Manager. At milestone events of the project phase, the Project Architect will prepare a draft implementation plan with timelines for the production of the key deliverables, based on the contract. In addition, reports detailing progress against agreed objectives and project timelines will be submitted with project activity and expenditure.



  • Supervises the Junior Architect
  • Coordinate with stakeholders to ensure all building regulations are managed and that the Ministry is in good standing in respect of the Municipal Corporation
  • Participates as a member of multi-disciplinary project teams involved in defining, monitoring and evaluating each phase of the project.
  • Carries out stakeholder consultation to ensure the end-user needs are managed and communicated with in collaboration with the Project Manager
  • Assists in the Management of stakeholder expectations
  • Monitors the activities of the Design Build Team to ensure that the necessary desk studies with stakeholders are carried out and agreed
  • Ensures that the design intent is understood and achieved
  • Ensures that the scope is managed and that any variance is treated with as per GOJ procurement guidelines
  • Review designs and drawings as assigned by the Project Manager and team
  • Liaises with Quality Surveyors to ensure preparation of Bills of Quantities for the architectural components of the project.
  • Prepare preliminary budget estimates.
  • Reviews architectural plans, drawings, and submissions from external agencies to ensure that they meet specifications.
  • Participates in the preparation and evaluation of Pre-qualification and Tender documents for the construction phases of the project.
  • Liaises with Site Supervisor on building sites to ensure that the work is carried out in accordance with specifications and plans.
  • Attends site meetings and carry out on the spot inspections.
  • Verifies payment vouchers submitted by contractors and recommends payment for architectural work carried out.
  • Monitors implementation plan to ensure the work is carried out in accordance with agreed schedules. Prepares status reports as required
  • Carries out inspections and makes recommendations to the Project Manager.
  • Any other duty as assigned by the Project Manager



  • Registered Architect, with a Master’s Degree in Architecture or equivalent qualification from an academic institution accredited by the Jamaica Institute of Architects
  • Ability to provide direction and mentorship to junior team members with whom daily interaction is critical
  • Training in Project Management
  • Six (6) years working experience in construction management
  • Have a good understanding of GOJ procedures relating to contract administration and procurement.
  • Experience and or knowledge of FIDIC contracts



  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Microsoft Project, Estimating and quantity take-off, current Autodesk software or equivalent
  • Knowledge in construction methods, practices, schedules, logistics, and budgets
  • Expert knowledge of civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical works
  • In-depth Knowledge of the FIDIC form of contract
  • Knowledge of Contract Administration process and the established form of contract
  • Experience and/or working knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), Microsoft Projects
  • Experience and/or working knowledge of Estimating, Costing, Bills of Quantities and processing of claims from the contractor
  • Knowledge of Contract Administration process and the established form of contract
  • Training or experience in Healthcare facility planning and design is an advantage