Design Services manages projects through the design phase, typically assuming responsibility of the project after the University Planning Office has worked with the users of the project to determine a final program. We help coordinate conversations between the user and the professional design team hired to design the project or work with the user to develop a design in-house, depending on the scope of the project.
Design Services also provides assistance to the University Planning Office during programming in order to provide feedback on the design implications of any major programming decisions and by creating a project budget and schedule. During construction, we assist Construction Services in any decisions that must be made affecting design and use of the building.
Other efforts by Design Services in completing projects on campus include coordinating interior design and signage of the space with the professional design team. We also provide support for documenting LEED for any project perusing certification.