Planning, Design & Construction

Planning Design and Construction includes professional Capital Planners and Project Managers who coordinate and manage the design, construction and delivery of all new-building and renovation projects on Emory’s campuses.  Their combined professional expertise provides innovative stewardship to maximize cooperation between the project owner, design teams and builders. PD&C also offers interior design, graphic design and accessibility consultation. See the other tabs on our site.

Emory team leaders prepare design and construction proposals for University committee approval and further supervise ongoing design review.  They also maintain budget reports, coordinate construction schedules and administer contracts for all project consultants.

Many of our leaders have been certified as a LEED Accredited Professional and further implement such design practices into their buildings.  Emory’s campus obtained the first LEED-certified, higher-education building in 2001 with the construction of the Whitehead Biomedical Research building. Since then, our team leaders have brought many more LEED-accredited buildings into the consortium giving us one of the largest inventories (by square footage) of LEED-certified building space among campuses in America.


The designated Project Manager collaborates with many university departments to deliver projects that are in the best interest of Emory. In addition, we must meet county building requirements and also strive to respect the needs of community partners. Those partners include: