Office of the Vice President and University Architect

In addition to leading the department, the Office of the Vice President and University Architect qualifies professional architectural and engineering consultants, administers the Request for Proposal process to procure professional architectural/engineering and related technical services, and holds signature authority for all architectural and engineering projects.


Contact Info:

David C. Schulz, AIA
Vice President, Planning, Development, and Design, and University Architect
dave.schulz@rutgers.edu
(848) 445-2484

Architecture and Design

The Office of Architecture and Design leads programming and conceptual design efforts, manages feasibility studies and vision documents, provides assistance with grant applications, and ensures aesthetic and sustainability standards are followed throughout the university. Our professional staff of architects, landscape architects, historic preservationists, and environmental graphics designers provide guidance to our university customers, assist researchers in the development of grant proposals, lead feasibility studies, and serve as stewards of the built environment for the university.

This office is also charged with developing and enforcing standards of quality, functionality, efficiency, maintainability, and compliance in all statewide university construction and renovation projects. The professional staff of architects, engineers, interior designers, and other building specialists conduct detailed reviews of all design and construction project documents, establish and maintain university design standards and guidelines, and advise all project stakeholders on technical and other design issues throughout the life of each project.  


Contact Info:

Laura Berman, AIA
Assistant Vice President and Assistant University Architect
laura.berman@rutgers.edu
(848) 445-2549

Planning and Development

The Office of Planning and Development is responsible for the development of the university capital plan and defining the long-range physical vision of each of the university campuses. Under the direction of Assistant Vice President Frank Wong and staffed with planning, real estate, environmental, and GIS professionals, this office is engaged at the headwaters of all capital projects and works with the end users and Office of Architecture and Design to develop the initial scope, site selection and programming of the project. This unit interfaces with state, county and municipal agencies regarding environmental and cultural resource stewardship and works closely with the leadership of the university. 

Planning and Development
Contact Info:
Frank Wong
Assistant Vice President, Planning and Development
frank.wong@rutgers.edu
(848) 445-2541
Space Management

The Office of Space Management is responsible for documentation and data associated with 30 million gross square feet of owned and leased space on and off Rutgers University campuses and ensures that university space allocations and utilization remain consistent with the university's academic, research, and clinical missions.

Contact Info:
Christopher Pye
Executive Director, Space Management
chris.pye@rutgers.edu
(848) 445-2407

Space Management Database

Archibus serves as the university's official space management database and can be accessed at my.rutgers.edu in the My Apps tab. If you need access to the system, please email chris.pye@rutgers.edu.


CAD & Drawing Archives

To obtain copies of university building drawings (CAD and scanned versions), please contact Dave Kihm at dave.kihm@rutgers.edu. Note that building information may be confidential or sensitive and distribution of plans may be limited.


Data Updates

The university space information is used in RCM calculations for the Debt Service, Utilities, Operations and Maintenance, and a portion of the Public Safety metrics. Units are required to review their space annually to ensure accuracy in the information. If you need to make an update in the system (changes in ownership, room types, or renovations), please email iris.orellana@rutgers.edu 


Requests for Space

All requests for space should be initiated and forwarded by the dean of a school or director of a center to their respective chancellor space representative for approval. Central administration requests should be made to the respective vice president. 

  • Rutgers University- Camden Chancellor Representative - Gregory Gamble
  • Rutgers University- New Brunswick Chancellor Representative - Paul D. Hammond
  • Rutgers University- Newark Chancellor Representative - Sherri-Ann P. Butterfield
  • RBHS Chancellor Representative - Kathleen Bramwell