The objective of the Office of the University Architect is to support Texas A&M University’s mission of teaching and research by providing leadership, vision and professional guidance in the planning, design and construction changes to the campus built environment.
What we do
- Provide leadership and direction on planning, architecture, landscape architecture and historic preservation, in an effort to preserve, enhance and maximize the campus assets.
- Ensure that development and changes to the built environment encompass an integrated approach toward the long-term sustainability and management of architectural, environmental, cultural and land resources.
- Responsible for interpreting, implementing, monitoring and coordinating the development of the Campus Master Plan and any amendments such as District Plans.
- Provide assistance in the initial planning of projects, which includes building site planning, needs assessments, preliminary program of requirements (POR), etc. required for the University to comply with TAMU System policies regarding capital project initiation and development.
- Provide guidance in the development of conceptual designs.
- Participate in the solicitation and selection for architects, contractors and project management firms for major TAMU capital projects.
- Serve as TAMU’s representative of major capital projects, which includes acting as a resource for students, faculty, staff, SSC Service Solutions, and the TAMU System Facilities Planning & Construction groups.
- Responsible for schematic design and design development reviews of major capital projects.
- Responsible for on-site exterior building material review prior to construction.
- Promotes partnerships with academic components of the University.