A number of people, committees and departments are involved in the development of a project at Tulane. A project starts in the University Planning Office, who ensures that the project fits within the overall goals of the university and the university master plan.
Design Services then takes the lead, organizing various project-specific committees which often include members of the president’s cabinet, leaders are various schools and departments, directors and managers representing the users of the project and a group of people from various technical departments including Facilities Services, TUPD, etc. Feedback from these committees ensure that the project meets the day-to-day needs of the users and utilizes standards developed across campus buildings. Design Services also presents projects to university-wide committees such as the Campus Design Review Committee, or the Campus Planning Executive Committee, getting feedback that influences how the project fits within the overall campus.
Finally, Construction Services ensures that the project follows the design and is constructed within the timeframe required. They also coordinate construction with other university stakeholders to ensure the project goes smoothly from start to finish.