Design & Construction

The Office of Design and Construction provides leadership, knowledge and technical expertise to sustain and support the built environment, delivering client-focused services and solutions to the Georgetown University community, to protect and maximize resources, advancing Georgetown's core mission.

All Projects are managed by the Office of Design and Construction to support the university's mission, to provide consistency and efficiency in meeting not only the initial project requirements, but also the long-term institutional goals in support of sound planning principles, the university campus and master plans and documentation archiving of the work performed so that campus drawings are maintained current.


Projects are handled by in-house professionals (architects and project managers) and may require the assistance of external design and construction consultants. All projects must be pre-approved by the department’s business manager and campus’ CFO prior to initiation. Typical assistance is the creation of an order of magnitude budget to accompany a project’s scope and schedule. Once a project is defined, Project Administration costs are charged to each project to support project managers and contracts staff whose salaries are soft-funded.