Facility Management

I have had significant experience with facilities planning and management.  Part of my responsibilities at Stony Brook University included managing and supporting the learning space infrastructure, which encompassed 125+ classrooms, including their design, technology, security, and AV equipment; 16 computer labs and classrooms with over 900 Mac and PC computers.  This provided opportunities to tie pedagogy and classroom design together.  For example, as a member of the design committee for a new LEED Silver classroom building, I was able to incorporate lecture halls that enabled group work by having two rows per tier and seating that rotated 180 degrees so students could face each other; multimedia rich group classrooms with a capacity for over 100 students; general purpose classrooms with chairs and tables on wheels so they could easily be reconfigured; and computer classrooms where student work could easily be projected on all desktop and central monitors.  With unique classrooms supporting specific pedagogical styles and technology needs, we developed an online database so faculty could select classrooms appropriate to their style of instruction.

In addition to classrooms, I led the implementation of new forms of informal student study spaces that supported teamwork, a secure and proctored testing center, and the design of a LEED Silver new library building on the Stony Brook Southampton campus.