KyuJung Whang comes to us from Cornell University where he was vice president of infrastructure, properties and planning. “The Princeton University campus is known to be one of the most beautiful and iconic college campuses in the world,” KyuJung said.
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
Jan. 20, 2017
Nov. 4, 2016
The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment is featured in the latest issue of the Architectural Record, one of the foremost architectural magazines in the world.
Nov. 3, 2016
The imaging center and the fabrication lab moved this year from Bowen Hall to the newly constructed Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, which was designed expressly to optimize conditions for atomic-scale work. The new building is anchored in the underlying bedrock so that it is uncommonly free of vibration.
Oct. 25, 2016
Before the dedication and unveiling, Facilities was behind the scenes helping produce and install the new stone medaliion on campus. Read the full Princeton's informal motto recast to emphasize service to humanity story.
Photo by Danielle Alio, Office of Communications.
Oct. 23, 2015
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.
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.