Project Management and Planning

The Office of Project Management (OPM) is responsible for facilitating project initiation, approvals, consultant selection, planning, design, construction and close out for all Duke University new construction, renovations,  infrastructure/energy upgrades and major building maintenance initiatives. 

Led by Paul Manning, Director of Project Management, the office consists of a professional staff with experience and backgrounds in planning, architecture, interior design, engineering, construction, project management and owner's representation. The office stays current with the latest sustainability initiatives and trends in the construction industry to help manage projects at Duke efficiently and effectively.  We are grateful for the relationships built over the years and are proud of the distinctive buildings and landscapes, which are part of the physical surroundings that reflect our work. The office takes pride in a reputation for dedicated responsiveness, following schedules and maintaining budgets. You can read our annual report here.

The Office of Project Management provides an array of services, including:

  • Facility Planning
  • Consultant Management
  • Site Selection & Analysis
  • Project Programming & Conceptual Design
  • Project Budget & Approvals
  • Construction Administration
  • Architectural As-Built Documentation
  • Sustainable Design

Construction Map