What we do
The Office of Capital Projects is responsible for managing and coordinating major construction and renovation projects at Brandeis University. Activities of the office typically span a broad range from feasibility, planning and conceptual studies to construction of major new building projects and large-scale renovations.
The mission of the Office of Capital Projects is to ensure that capital projects approved by the University's Board of Trustees and senior leadership are carried out:
- in conformance with the budgetary, schedule and sustainability requirements associated with each project.
- with sensitivity and concern for the needs of the various projects' end-users and of the university community as a whole, as reflected in the campus master plan, and various follow-up and correlate studies to the master plan.
- in a manner consistent with the University's commitment to the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment, to create capital projects that embody sustainable and environmentally responsible development and redevelopment of Brandeis's valuable resources and assets.
The Office of Capital Projects is led by the vice president for capital projects, who reports to the executive vice president and chief operating officer. The staff currently includes two project managers, an assistant project manager, a business manager and student assistants. See the Brandeis University Capital Project Management Structure for more information.
Based on the university's adopted model for capital project management, consistent with practices at many other institutions, the office also engages and oversees the services of outside project managers typically to assist with larger, more complex projects. In such instances, an outside project manager (at times, with an assistant) teams with at least one member of the office project management group.