Design and Construction Services

Our Core Purpose

Design & Construction Services is the only department on campus with delegated authority from the CSU Office of the Chancellor, Capital Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) to hire and manage design professionals and contractors to perform work on University property. Design & Construction Services is responsible for enforcing the building code, life-safety requirements, and accessibility for all campus projects and facilities. In order to maximize space utilization, our department works closely with capital planning, the university administration, and faculty to develop space programs for the campus, including new buildings and renovations.

Our Mission

The mission of Design & Construction Services is to develop physical spaces, both interior and exterior, that create environments that are conducive to, and enhance, the working, learning, and teaching experience for faculty, staff, and students.


Professional Services

  • Project Management of Minor and Major Capital Projects
  • LEED Certified Professional support | Green Build and Energy Policy
  • Building Code Analysis
  • Contract Dispute Resolution
  • Moving and Relocation Coordination (related to a project)
  • Access Compliance (ADA) Review and Consulting
  • EIR and CEQA Compliance

Design Services

  • Management of Design Consultants, Feasibility Studies and Programming
  • Site Design Guidance and Direction
  • Design Professional Selection Process
  • Cost Estimating
  • Landscape Architectural Design Review and Quality Control
  • Interior Design Services including Furniture Design Assistance 
  • Campus Arts & Memorials

Construction Services

  • Construction Review of Construction Plans
  • Project Bidding and Award
  • Project Communication
  • Construction Coordination
  • Construction Management and Contract Administration
  • Construction Budget and Schedule Management
  • Building Inspection
  • Project Closeout
  • Warranty Response Coordination