Initiating a Project

Whether you are renovating your offices or planning a new facility, the Office of Design and Construction has the resources to help you realize a successful project, from start to finish.

Discuss Your Concept

If your School or Department within the University is looking to renovate, expand, or plan for future growth, the Office of Design and Construction can help you progress your ideas towards construction.

First, if your idea involves vacating space or moving into another space, it's advisable to discuss the concept with your School/Department's Leadership. This will help ensure that your idea aligns with your organization's strategic objectives and that it's feasible within the available resources.

Additionally, it's important to note that most renovation, expansion, and construction projects fall under either capital projects or out-of-cycle projects. 

Most efforts to renovate, expand, and build have been submitted and approved during capital planning for each fiscal year. Capital projects are projects that have been approved for funding during capital planning for a specific fiscal year. If you're unsure about the status of a project, it's advisable to discuss your project with the Provost and/or Sr. Vice President. Once your department approves the project and funding is confirmed, our team will handle your project through the Office of Design and Construction.

Out of cycle projects include projects that were not previously discussed or planned for but are now necessary to meet your department's needs. This can also include pricing requests if your department would like to see if a project will be feasible to include in the capital plan for the next fiscal year. 

Once you submit a project request form, someone from our department will contact you for more information and to confirm scope and funding. After approval, a project manager will be assigned to your project/pricing request. The project manager will familiarize you with the project delivery process and discuss your project's specific needs.

We look forward to helping you bring your project to life! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at