Rendering of the exterior of the new A-E-S building at U-N-L-V


A man in a suit smiling.

From David Frommer

Associate Vice President of Planning, Construction, and Real Estate

“Our capable and committed staff at UNLV Planning and Construction is proud to serve UNLV by providing and managing all campus physical master planning, design, construction, furniture/equipment specification and installation, and other design/construction project services.”

Who We Are

We at Planning and Construction are responsible for design and construction functions at the university. The department works with users, architects, interior designers, engineers, and contractors to implement projects of various sizes that maintain a consistent level of quality through compliance with design and construction standards. We are responsible for the planning, design, construction, and project-related furniture, fixture and equipment (FF&E) integration functions for UNLV’s facilities and campuses.

We also are responsible for the preparation and update of the UNLV Campus Master Plan.

A group photo of the Planning and Construction staff in front of U-N-L-V sign on stage

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide university constituents with high-quality professional and other services in the management and delivery of projects related to the campus and its buildings that meet defined scope, quality, schedule, use parameters and budget objectives.

Our goal is to create a physical environment and provide services/expertise that:

  • Supports UNLV’s Top Tier goals and initiatives.
  • Is in alignment with the UNLV Business Affairs Mission, Values, Services Standards and Strategic Priorities.
  • Fosters the university’s academic, research, athletics and campus life mission.
  • Provides facilities that enhance collaboration, innovation, efficiency, and effectiveness for their users.
  • Supports the endeavors and development of students, faculty, staff, and the overall quality of life in the State of Nevada.
  • Provides for interaction, collaboration, and support of the local community.
  • Creates a high-quality physical campus identity and character that are unique to UNLV.

Our Values and Approach

UNLV Planning and Construction approaches our work with care and respect for our users/stakeholders and their needs, applying a perspective to our efforts that considers the overall benefit of projects and initiatives to UNLV and the broader Nevada community. We employ leadership, team work, collaboration, and creative problem-solving in seeking solutions, and we conduct ourselves with integrity in delivering high-quality services to UNLV.