Richard Amster, Director
We manage and implement ground-up building projects on campus as well as major renewals and renovations of MIT’s existing physical assets, often collaborating with the Office of Campus Planning during the design and planning phases. One of our highest priorities is a capital renewal program that identifies critical needs, reduces deferred maintenance, and prioritizes upcoming projects.
The Capital Projects team manages every aspect of capital project activities— from programming through occupancy—on large-scale construction projects. A portfolio of work is detailed on the Capital Projects website and includes the renovation of Building 2, the development of a graduate residence in Kendall Square, and the construction of MIT.nano, a state-of-the-art facility that will combine the Institute’s nanotechnology, materials, and engineering systems research with the most advanced fabrication and materials processing tools, all under one roof.
Renovations & Renewal
Leading the stewardship of MIT’s physical assets, the R&R team develops and manages a growing portfolio of projects ranging from office renovations to whole building interventions. The team’s robust Capital Renewal program is designed to maximize investment impact by prioritizing projects that advance MIT’s mission and by addressing infrastructure and programmatic needs together.
Systems Performance & Turnover
To lead MITís commitment towards a high performance campus by addressing the entire life cycle of our built environment. SPT integrates a whole-building, systems approach into the planning, design and construction process; drives best practices for operation and efficient performance of existing systems, and leads a quality turnover process that benefits MIT Project Management, Operations and building users.
Contract Administration & Controls
This team oversees and administers the complex project contracts generated in connection with campus construction, renovations, renewals, utilities, and more.
Facility Information Systems
Facility Information Systems (FIS) provides space accounting, archiving, mapping, and signage support for the Institute. The Facilities CAD/BIM Guidelines establish digital standards for architects, engineers, contractors and consultants working for MIT and ensure that construction and infrastructure records are accessible for MIT’s use. In addition to developing and disseminating MIT maps, floorplans, and space inventories, FIS provides data for MIT’s online maps and collaborates with departments across the campus on emergency planning and major event logistics.