The Office of the Associate Vice President coordinates the core strategic and operational work of the department and serves as the primary contact for governing bodies.  The AVP’s office includes the University Architect, University Landscape Architect, Seattle Campus Master Plan Project Director, and the Chief Real Estate Officer.


The University Architect and University Landscape Architect provide planning services and design review on all projects, ensuring design continuity and an integrated vision of the physical campus.  The University Architect serves on the University of Washington Architectural Commission.  The University Landscape Architect serves on the University Landscape Advisory Committee.  Both serve on the University Design Review Board.


The Chief Real Estate Officer is also responsible for managing UW’s interests in the Metropolitan Tract.  The Metro Tract consists of approximately seven acres of property in downtown Seattle and provides both space and revenue to the University.  The Chief Real Estate Officer also works with ACRE, the Board of Regents’ Advisory Committee on Real Estate.


Capital & Space Management manages the University’s physical and capital assets.  CSM has customer relationship specialists who serve as account and asset managers for the University.  They prepare space data and analysis for the University and specific colleges and departments.  This unit is responsible for compliance with environmental regulations such as Historic preservation, SEPA and NEPA and manages and coordinates land use issues for the Attorney General's Office.  CSM prepares business cases for each project, assessing feasibility and required resources. The team also works with the Space Advisory Committee and helps develop the University’s One Capital Plan and state budget requests.


Real Estate manages off-campus real estate, leases, easements, as well as acquisition, sale, and other transactions affecting University-owned property.  Services include: leasing office, clinic, residential and other space both locally and internationally; purchase and sale of property; granting and obtaining access rights; and acceptance, management and disposition of gifts of real property to the University.


UWRE is responsible for all aspects of leasing space off-campus for University departments: identifying suitable space, negotiating and contracting, managing tenant improvements, administration, payments and recharging departmental budgets.  The team supports UW departments for the entire lease life cycle, including the coordination of lease renewal and lease termination.


Special Projects is responsible for the delivery of construction projects under $5 million.  Project Managers and Construction Managers focus on minor alterations, maintenance, repair, and repurposing of existing space; utility projects, and outside projects.  Special Projects also provides move management services.


Major Projects is responsible for the delivery of construction projects over $5 million.  This includes most new building construction, student housing, recreational facilities, and major renovations. 


Strategic Sourcing manages CPD’s portfolio of vendors to ensure the UW is optimizing its buying power and achieving its procurement goals of business equity, sustainability, and cost effectiveness. Working closely with other government agencies, Strategic Sourcing identifies opportunities for contract improvements and better coordination and consistency.  CPD’s Business Diversity program is housed in Strategic Sourcing. 


Business Applications maintains and supports critical enterprise systems and serves as the group’s data hub, capturing and curating accurate and readily available information to inform planning, execution, and ongoing assessment. BA is home to the University’s GIS/CAD system, PM Web, reporting, and CPD’s Help Desk.  This unit is also responsible for responding to Public Information Requests and setting standards for data quality to support accurate and timely decision-making.


Finance coordinates all accounting and financial management functions across CPD.  In addition to managing operational and project-related responsibilities, this unit also assists in the development of the University’s biannual Capital Budget Request to the legislature and works closely with Business Applications in data collection and analysis.