University Architect

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.

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Princeton creating opportunities for small businesses, including diverse-owned firms, to grow through campus construction projects
Nov. 15, 2023

Princeton is using a new model for campus construction projects that partners large design and construction firms with smaller ones to help increase the number of businesses, including those that are diverse-owned, that have the needed experience and scale to bid on future capital projects at the University and elsewhere.

Historic house, new home
March 3, 2023

After 96 years, the historic brick Tudor Revival building that once stood at 91 Prospect Ave. has a new address — 110 Prospect. 

Princeton’s Yeh and New College West residential colleges win 2023 New York AIA architecture award
Feb. 23, 2023

Princeton’s Yeh and New College West residential colleges have received a 2023 New York AIA award. The architect was Deborah Berke Partners. The landscape architect was James Corner Field Operations.

“It is rewarding to see the architectural excellence of this project recognized by a national jury of experts,” said Ron McCoy,…

Andlinger Center at Princeton University
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. “We wanted to make it feel as if you were coming into a hidden garden.” (says Billie Tsien, of…

New facility reveals atomic details, spurs discoveries with global value
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…

Did You Know

Facilities maintains the oldest building on campus, Nassau Hall, which was built by Philadelphia-based carpenter Robert Smith in 1756.