Wayne State University

Design and Construction Services

Welcome to the Design and Construction Services Department of Wayne State University. This website is newly revised and always evolving to meet the needs and challenges of our customers at the University and our design and construction partners in the greater Detroit community. Our role at Wayne State University is to manage the design and construction of projects at the University. We offer design pre-planning and scope development services as well as project estimating;  we manage the selection of design professionals, coordinate and manage the design process, and provide leadership during the implementation of construction through occupancy; acting as the Owner's Representative in all aspects of the design and construction process. Our stewardship of the University's construction spending is paramount, and we work with our design teams, construction teams, and user groups to ensure that Wayne State University achieves high quality, high value projects, constructed in accordance with the University's construction standards.

The Project Management group responsible for major capital projects is divided among two directors; Fran Ahern and Anne Vandenbussche.  The department is comprised of individual Project Managers who lead the process of major capital project design and construction execution for the University.  Initial design is managed by a Planner who is responsible for the coordination and management of the design process.  As a proposed project moves through feasibility study and project development, a Project Manager is assigned to manage the development of construction documents, fulfilling the University's construction administration expectations through contract completion and close-out.

We welcome your feedback on the information of this website and its form of presentation so that we may continually improve the value of the website to all parties.

Looking for...

  • Fran Ahern

    Interim Senior Director
    (313) 577-7657

  • Anne Vandenbussche

    Director,  Project Management
    (313) 577-7663

  • Vacant

    Construction Estimator