Design & Construction

The Design and Construction Division provides the successful and collaborative execution of design and construction projects at Penn State, and is organized into five teams: Construction Services, Contract Administration, Design Services, Project Management and Renovation Services. 

A consolidated COVID-19 guidance document has been developed for Design and Construction projects, refer to the link below. This document has been developed to provide COVID-19 guidelines for all third party construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, suppliers, and consultants who conduct work on PSU property in furtherance of design and construction projects, inclusive of all Commonwealth Campuses.

OPP Design and Construction COVID-19 Guidance (pdf) 

Director: Lisa Berkey

Manages construction contract phase of projects to ensure standards are met, schedules are maintained and safety is assured
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Construction contract procurement, professional agreement processing, payment applications, change-orders, DBE program management
Building plans
Provides architectural/engineering services for various disciplines supplemented by outside forces when needed
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Oversees design & construction of all new construction, renovation and major maintenance projects
South Residence Halls
Responsible for performing customer funded construction and select major maintenance projects.

People In Division


Roof and Elevator Designer
(814) 863-6024
Terry Hansel
Facilities Project Coordinator
(814) 863-3940
Heating and Ventilation Technician
(814) 777-4639
Brian Hayes
Facilities Project Manager
(814) 863-4665
Environmental Systems Technician
(814) 777-0298
Jonathan Hoffman
Construction Service Representative
(814) 863-2760
Construction Service Representative
(814) 863-3317
Maintenance Worker
(814) 321-1932