The Office of the Vice President provides leadership to the numerous departments working together under the Facilities Organization umbrella. We coordinate efforts across our departments to ensure that the skills and resources of the Facilities Organization support the University's academic mission and our beautiful campus. We support the sustainability mission of the University as we lead efforts to steward Princeton's resources in the most efficient and effective manner. Princeton University is a unique institution and because of that we have a unique responsibility: we strive to be the best and encourage every member of the Facilities Organization to do the same.

Your friendly Service Center representatives are your central point of contact into our large organization. Just call us at (609) 258-8000, submit a service request online or email us for help. We are here from 7:30am to 5pm every weekday and ready to help you get the services and resources you need.

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.

In The News

  • Sep. 10, 2021

    From addressing climate change to developing new ways of delivering vaccines, Princeton’s proposed engineering and environmental studies project will enable breakthrough teaching and research in the service of humanity while enhancing the public experience of the surrounding neighborhood.

  • May. 21, 2021

    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.   

  • Oct. 20, 2020

    As part of Princeton University's goal to achieve climate neutrality by 2046, we are advancing our use of geo-exchange technology. Investing in geo-exchange projects, with enough capacity to serve the entire campus, will enable Princeton to phase out nonrenewable energy sources, including natural gas burned today to produce steam heat. Check out our new What is Geo-Exchange? flyer to understand how geo-exchange works, how we are not installing geothermal wells, and how our infrastructure projects work together to advance geo-exchange technology across campus.

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  • Dec. 3, 2020

    “The University’s recycling achievements have been the result of the collaborative planning and hard work of the Building Services and Office of Sustainability teams,” said Seward. “I thank them all for their labor and striving to improve the environment for our future generations. I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the University.

  • Nov. 23, 2020

  • Feb. 7, 2020

    Facilities' Cloud Huntley works in Lewis Center for the Arts buildings and one of a handful of subjects in a series of portraits by artist Mario Moore. "Portraits on university campuses usually portray school founders, presidents and donors. But at Princeton University, portraits of blue-collar campus workers are now taking center stage. A new set of paintings are offering a fresh perspective on the working class, racial struggle and empowerment at the Ivy League school".

  • 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.

  • Jan. 22, 2019

    Princeton University’s latest sustainable innovation can be found along the edge of campus just behind FitzRandolph Observatory. There, under a white tent, hums a new biodigester that turns food waste into nutrient-rich compost. Since operations began in fall 2018, more than 16 tons of food scraps have been converted into compost.

  • Jan. 22, 2019

    Step onto campus through FitzRandolph Gate, walk down the stone path and gaze up at Nassau Hall. The iconic cupola atop Princeton University’s oldest building has been made over. See the full story and videos to experience the renovation up close.

  • Sep. 12, 2018

    As students and faculty return to campus this fall, they may wonder what is happening outside Princeton University's Iconic Nassau Hall. View the video featuring Alexis Mutschler, assistant director of special projects in Facilities Operations. 

  • May. 11, 2018

    James Kazda, an engineer with nearly 40 years of experience in facilities and project management, will become Princeton’s associate vice president for capital projects. The newly created position in the Facilities Organization will manage the University’s capital projects and real estate activities. Kazda will start at Princeton on June 11.

  • May. 9, 2018

    Months before alumni return and students graduate, Facilities starts planning year-end activities. The gears move quietly at first, with each group dusting off last years' plans and taking inventory. As April progresses things really get moving and we start to see the visible signs of reunions appear on campus.

  • Jan. 19, 2018

    Our new Biodigester is here! From supporting our sustainability goals to amending campus soil to providing new educational opportunities, the biodigester is a key part of a new pilot study investigating the potential for food waste recovery and conversion directly on campus. Check out the Biodigester Blog and follow its journey. 

  • Apr. 24, 2017

    The Princeton Garden Theatre, managed by Facilities’ Real Estate Development group, has been named “Best Theatre in NJ” by NJ.Com.

  • Mar. 30, 2017

    Sustainable Business Magazine spoke to Ted Borer, our Energy Plant Manager, about natural disasters, economic dispatch and the community benefits of microgrids. We do like being a Good Neighbor.

Did you know?

  • Building Information Modeling or "BIM" is a process used by architects and engineers to design and document buildings in three dimensions and has streamlined the construction process and provided new ways to think about how Facilities personnel manage buildings.