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 Project Management team leads all campus construction and stewardship activities including large-scale construction projects—from programming through occupancy—as well as renovations and renewals ranging from whole building interventions to lab and office upgrades. A portfolio of large-scale construction work is detailed on the Capital Projects website. To maximize investment impact, the team’s robust Capital Renewal program prioritizes projects that advance MIT’s mission by addressing infrastructure and programmatic needs together.
The Project Planning team ensures that MIT’s buildings contribute to campus sustainability and are able to support mission-critical education, research, and student life activities. The team works cooperatively with partners across the campus to create and implement programs of renovation, renewal, efficiency, and comprehensive care, guided by a collaborative assessment of needs and priorities. Project Planning maintains a database of physical assets, implements and manages studies and reports of buildings and systems, disseminates knowledge, and facilitates the scope and funding of specific projects. The team strives to enhance MIT’s physical structures and infrastructure, improve the functioning and efficiency of systems, advance sustainability, and ensure campus longevity.
The mission of the Systems Performance & Turnover group is to lead MIT’s commitment toward 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 and operations teams as well as the users of our buildings.