Princeton University will undergo one of the most extensive building programs in its history over the next decade — adding some 3 million square feet in new construction to house more students, expand research facilities, and replace aging buildings and infrastructure. Construction on this scale could pose enormous sustainability challenges. Princeton, however, is embracing it as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to lay the foundation needed to achieve “net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions before mid-century.
The Office of Capital Projects* (OCP) provides leadership and expertise to manage capital projects from design through to construction and delivery phases for both new construction and renovations. We are the liaison between the University department sponsoring the project and the rest of the project team, including designers, architects, engineers, and builders. We also provide the beautiful interior design and furniture planning you see in our buildings. In addition to leading a project team and monitoring a project’s progress, many in our group contribute specialized sustainability knowledge and have been recognized as LEED accredited professionals (LEED AP).
The Office of Capital Projects also provides property development and project management services for properties located ‘off-campus.’ We often partner with outside firms to develop, manage and provide real estate assets to support the needs of our students, faculty, and staff. We entertain traditional project team structures as well as those uniquely available on a project-by-project basis. Projects range from administrative buildings to residential to multi-user projects.
For more detail on our department, feel free to explore our organizational chart or find a team member in our staff directory to the right.
* on June 11, 2018, the Office of Design and Construction and the Office of Real Estate Development became the Office of Capital Projects.
Documents and Forms
- Capital Project User Guide
- Small Capital Projects User Guide
- Facilities Design Standards Manual (DSM)
- Project Request Form (need NetID)
- Project Request Form pdf (submit by FAX or mail)
Areas of Interest
In The News
May. 21, 2021
Nov. 23, 2020
Oct. 15, 2020
In Spring 2020 a campus-wide COVID signage working group was tasked with developing clear COVID signs to support and share the University's evolving COVID-19 policies. The working group partnered with Applied Wayfinding, a London-based company that specializes in dealing with complex information, to develop signs to clearly and effectively share our COVID policies. The new suite of Princeton University COVID signs provide safety information using colorful graphics and icons developed around 4 types of signs.
Apr. 22, 2019
We welcome the new Sustainability Action Plan: Toward 2026 and Beyond on Earth Day and want to recognize our many Facilities staff members who play a role in planning and reaching our sustainability objectives.
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. 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.
Feb. 13, 2015
The University is in the process of creating more gender neutral, single stall bathrooms around campus, according to Michele Minter, vice provost for institutional equity and diversity.
Dec. 11, 2014
Behind the orange construction signs is a green mission.
Jadwin Hall, the building once reserved for some of Princeton University’s most expansive physics experiments, has received a full makeover to give it a more energy-efficient edge.
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.