The Design and Construction Department (DC) provides a variety of services and expertise in the management of capital improvement projects ranging from minor renovations to major new construction projects. Since 1990 the department has successfully delivered and managed over $ 2.2 billion dollars in construction projects for University clients including facilities for; healthcare, research, academic, administrative, athletic / recreational, student housing, cultural, and site infrastructure.

Our mission is to execute capital projects that are consistent with UM’s Strategic Plan and that meet the needs of our faculty, staff, students and neighbors. We are dedicated exclusively to University planning and construction projects, we are uniquely positioned to understand the University’s needs, the maze of institutional, local and regional approval processes, and the importance of working with our neighbors and the community. We understand the uniqueness of academic culture and the special needs of the faculty, staff, students and neighbors.

Design and Construction works closely with University clients to deliver programs, design, construction documents, permitting and construction in order to meet the institutional and academic needs of the University. We are the liaison between the University department sponsoring the project and the rest of the project team including designers, architects, builders and the Board of Trustees. FDC offers a wide range of specific services for all campuses.

The Design and Construction Department has taken the lead in ensuring that our buildings are constructed in a sustainable manner. The department has LEED certified 433,000 SF of Green Building to date and is in the process of developing an additional 700,000 SF of LEED certified facilities. We are in the process of ‘greening “our building component standards so that any sized project or repair is also environmentally responsible for UM Building Projects.

Our intention is to deliver a project consistent with the strategic goals, objectives, and that is built to withstand the test of time.