The Campus Design and Facilities office serves to support and steward Gallaudet University’s physical assets. We are responsible for campus master planning, design, and construction of new campus buildings, historic preservation, major renovations, campus improvements, and space utilization.

The Gallaudet University campus is a beautiful and historic place. The original campus, designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted in 1866, is identified as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the ninety-nine-acre campus consists of over 2.5 million square feet of academic, residential, and support buildings. In support of Gallaudet University’s mission to “ensure the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals,” long-term stewardship of the campus will ensure the campus setting is responsive and expressive of the rich relationship between deaf and hard of hearing experiences and the built environment—an emerging approach to architecture and planning developed at Gallaudet known as DeafSpace.

Through innovative partnerships with campus and community stakeholders, we guide the future development of campus grounds and buildings to ensure that physical assets support program needs within a campus setting expressive of the historic legacy while building a sustainable campus of the future as a model. We also share design and planning services and design standards with the Gallaudet community.


Campus Design and Planning

Campus Design and Planning guides the future development of campus grounds and buildings with an inclusive and integrated approach. We are responsible for the long-term stewardship of the campus, ensuring it is responsive and expressive of the rich relationship between deaf and hard of hearing...

Facilities Management

The Facilities Management Unit aims to help support Gallaudet University's teaching, research, students, and community service mission by ensuring superior operations and preservation of the facilities, grounds, and utilities systems. The Facilities Management Unit does so by operating, maintaining, and repairing the buildings, building systems,...

Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability

Volunteers plant trees during 2019 Campus Beautification Day (video courtesy of Casey Trees) The Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability office is responsible for the procurement and delivery of energy and water to Gallaudet facilities. The office is also responsible for the development of programs and projects...

Meet the Team

Elizabeth Brading

Executive Director, Campus Design and Facilities

David Good

Director, Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability

Christopher Hoffmann

Director, Campus Design and Planning

Daniel Himes

Administrative Support Specialist - Gallaudet

Richard Ficarelli

Director, Facilities Management

Jessica Jacobs

Operations Support Specialist

Contact Us

Campus Design and Facilities

College Hall 303

(202) 568-8760

(202) 651-5000

8:30 am-4:30 pm
8:30 am-4:30 pm
8:30 am-4:30 pm
8:30 am-4:30 pm
8:30 am-4:30 pm

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