Department of Project Management

Who We Are

DPM is responsible for the development, design and construction of major capital projects at Stanford University. DPM reports to the Associate Vice President for Academic Projects and Operations within LBRE, and currently includes a staff of 28 professionals with backgrounds in architecture, engineering, construction and cost management. These professionals serve as Project Managers and Project Engineers, Quality Assurance Field Inspectors, and Project Coordinators, who work as a project team that involves multiple stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of facilities that support the University’s academic mission.

What We Do

DPM manages capital projects from conceptual project development, through design, permitting, construction and occupancy. We endeavor to plan and develop high-value, quality, long-term cost effective facilities and landscapes that enhance the teaching and research objectives at Stanford, embrace our partnership with the community and reinforce our stewardship of Stanford lands. To that end, DPM has four primary goals:

  • Cost – Deliver projects of long-term value within justifiable, benchmarked budgets
  • Performance – Measure the process and outcomes
  • Quality – Deliver buildings and landscapes that continue the tradition of high quality and enhance Stanford’s distinctive sense of place
  • Schedule – Deliver projects in a professional, timely manner

DPM, together with its colleagues in the departments of Sustainability and Energy Management and Buildings and Ground Maintenance, strive to employ life cycle cost analysis and sustainability measures in the delivery of all capital projects.


The Benchmark Cost Modeling System helps compare and analyze the costs of construction. Use this link to access the secure login to the Benchmark system: