Interspersed among Princeton University's historic buildings and grounds are major construction and renovation projects that are gradually changing the appearance of the campus. Most of the projects are based on the University's 10-year Campus Plan, which runs through 2016.
The Office of the University Architect serves as an "aesthetic conscience" for our beautiful, walkable campus, and we play a major role in all long-range campus planning. We provide support for land use, zoning and regional development initiatives. We coordinate preliminary architectural studies for major new structures and alterations to existing structures, oversee interior design, furniture planning, exterior graphics and site development. You can often catch one of us walking around campus, enjoying our current architecture and spaces, while also imagining our campus over the next 100 years.
For more detail on our department, feel free to explore our oganizational chart or find a team member in our staff directory to the right.
In The News
Oct. 23, 2015
Dec. 11, 2014
Scattered among the peaceful wooded paths across the Princeton campus, bulldozers and scaffolding hint at the many construction projects underway to support key initiatives such as sustainability, arts education, international experiences and housing.
Dec. 8, 2014
Ron McCoy GS ’80, University architect since 2008, was elected to the Lawrence University Board of Trustees earlier this month.
The Office of the University Architect’s duties include providing long-range planning support for land use, zoning and regional development initiatives and coordinating the construction and alteration of structures on campus.
Did you know?
Princeton is one of only a few non-agricultural Universities to have their own greenhouse and nursery thanks to Landscape Architect Beatrix Jones Farrand, arguing successfully in 1912 we would save money, gain new plant varieties and acclimate plants to our own environments.