Design and Construction

Design and Construction

Design and Construction (FDC) oversees campus design, construction, and renovation projects; technical support services; and building design standards. FDC staff includes project delivery teams, technical services, and project controls services.

Our Services

Facilities Operations and Development's design and construction services support the delivery and management process to ensure successful and timely projects. The Associate University Architect coordinates closely with the University Landscape Architect and the University Engineer.

Professional Services

  • Project Management
  • LEED Certified Professional support | Green Build and Energy Policy
  • Design Services Quality Control
  • Dispute Resolution - Design Services and Construction Contracting
  • DAS Institutional Designee
  • Moves Related to Capital Projects

Technical Services

Design Services

  • Design Services Selection Process
  • Design Review Board
  • Landscape Architectural Design Review and Quality Control
  • Interior Design Services
  • Site Design Guidance and Direction
  • Ohio State and Campus Arts & Memorials

Construction Services

  • Project bidding and award
  • Project communication
  • Construction coordination
  • Contract management
  • Construction budget and schedule management
  • Project closeout


FDC Stakeholder Insights

In April 2021, Design and Construction (FDC) initiated a comprehensive stakeholder insights assessment to shape Ohio State’s construction management organization for the future. We have entered an exciting and unprecedented time for growth at the university, including at the medical center, and must look toward the next three to five years to best position all projects for success.

The stakeholder insights process included more than 200 interviews with university and medical center leadership, FDC team members, outside consultants and other key constituents. Three themes emerged from these conversations which will form the foundation of our transformation moving forward:

  • Project management process improvement
  • Enhanced communication
  • Culture and relationship development