Design and Construction Standards and University Archtect's Campus Design Guidelines

Download additional standards and design guidelines using links to the right of this page.

Design & Construction Standards

Emory’s Design and Construction Standards provide architects, engineers, design consultants and contractors with specific standards and specifications for construction activity on Emory University property.  They serve to summarize principles unique to the University’s aesthetic and structural preferences, specialized nature of each facility, requirements applied by the University’s insurance carrier, and knowledge gained from experience with construction, operations and maintenance issues.

For further information about Emory's Design and Construction Standards, contact Stuart Adler at 404.727.4794 or Robin Mitchell at 404.727.1743

Emory's Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) department maintains additional Design Specifications. Architects, engineering consultants must adhere to these requirements when addressing communications needs for new and renovated buildings.

Campus Design Guidelines

Emory University has several design guidelines to facilitate consistent design aesthetics for campus grounds, buildings and the needs of programmed interior spaces.  The Campus Master Plan and 2012 Campus Design Guidelines are maintained by the University Architect's office. Their office can be reached by calling 404.727.1593.


Classroom and interior guidelines are maintained and produced by Emory College.

Sustainability reporting and LEED score sheets are available for new buildings pursuing LEED certification. Visit Engineering Services for more information regarding Emory University's energy conservation and sustainability efforts. Additional green building information can be found on Emory University's Office of Sustainability Initiatives website.