The Facilities Group within the Administration and Finance Division encompasses a dynamic array of departments that work as a team to deliver a spectrum of critical services to the University enterprise on all campuses.


      • Our Planning and Real Estate Development Department is responsible for the building, landscape, and space planning and the design of new buildings and major improvements.
      • Our Capital Projects Department manages the oversight and delivery of capital projects from construction bidding through construction delivery and commissioning.
      • Our Small Projects Department manages minor renovations and campus improvements from design through project completion.
      • Our Facilities Operations Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the University’s buildings, landscape and grounds, and utility infrastructure on the Kingston Campus, while lending support as required at the Narragansett Bay, W. Alton Jones, and Providence Campuses.

In addition to these areas of responsibility, the Office of the Assistant Vice President has principal responsibility for capital construction financing, real estate management and property and business-related contracts, liaison with federal, state, and municipal agencies, and many business and operational approval processes through the Board of Education and the State executive and legislative branches.

We are here to support and serve the University of Rhode Island enterprise in many capacities. We are focused on forward thinking, we are engaged in ongoing planning and execution, and we stand ready to address problems and concerns that require attention to better serve the University’s mission and strategic objectives.