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The Office of Administration will manage renovations for departments that do not have the appropriate business or administrative personnel to administer these responsibilities. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is the key contact for renovation projects and related oversight. Renovation projects are often funded through shared arrangements among multiple Rutgers schools, centers, departments and/or University Facilities, Office of Planning and Development. However, regardless of the funding source, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should be contacted at the beginning of a project. For those departments managing their own projects, the Office of Administration will coordinate and transfer resources as necessary and serve in an advisory capacity as requested.

Many renovations require design services which are available through the Facilities Project Administration Senior Interior Design Specialist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (848-445-2530).  Departments can also work through their Campus Planner/Estimator and the Office of Administration to obtain design services.

Please click here for the University Facilities and Capital Planning website information on additional Facilities related information and links.

Click here to submit a Project Request Form to University Facilities. The request will go to a panel, including the University Architect, to determine the scope of work and which area of Facilities should manage the project.

The following Facilities Planner/Estimators can be contacted for estimates and/or designs on renovations:

  • College Avenue Campus: Eileen Schaffer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (732-932-9643) or Pat Millet This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (732-932-8619)
  • Douglass Campus: John Gambacorta  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (848-932-5139)
  • Livingston and Busch Campus: Melvin Braxton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (848-445-2400), Steve Williamson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (848-932-5165) or John Russo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (848-445-2402)

Large-scale renovations (under $2 million) are managed by University Facilities Project Services.  An administrative fee of 10% and a project contingency fee of 10% is added to each project budget. 
It is important to obtain bids for projects to ensure the best possible price based on scale, complexity, timeframe, and other considerations. 
Special requests for the inclusion of specific approved vendors in the bidding process are generally allowed; however, there is no guarantee of final project award. 
Rutgers Contract Services will usually bid on each project as well.  The bidding process generally takes two to six weeks, depending on scale and complexity, so please ensure you have allowed for enough time when working against a deadline. It is always best to reach out to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. early in your planning.

The University requires that a Project Manager from central Facilities (the Office of University Planning and Development) manage large-scale projects, including new buildings or major renovations, usually in excess of $1 million but ultimately determined by Facilities.  These projects customarily carry an administrative fee of up to 25% to 30% based on their scale and complexity.

Please click here to visit the University Facilities and Capital Planning website for additional Facilities related information and links.

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