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Facilities reorganization responds to project growth

The facilities department recently has undergone a reorganization in order to respond to new demands for managing an increasingly growing and complex set of capital projects. Anne St. Mauro

Anne St. Mauro, a member of the facilities staff since 2000, has been named director of the Office of Design and Construction. She takes on some of the duties previously under the supervision of Jon Hlafter, the former director of the Office of Physical Planning who has been named University architect.

Jon Hlafter Hlafter, who joined the Princeton staff in 1968, will continue to be responsible for selecting the architects and managing the design for construction projects. St. Mauro, who has served as associate director for construction management in the Office of Physical Planning, will coordinate the budgeting, scheduling and quality control aspects of the projects.

"With nearly a billion dollars of capital projects scheduled for the next six years, we knew we needed to reorganize to better deal with the challenges ahead," said Michael McKay, vice president for facilities. "This re-alignment of responsibilities allows our staff to focus their energy and talents where they can be most effective."

Since joining Princeton, St. Mauro has provided leadership to the project teams managing the University's capital building program during the construction and occupancy phases. She also has participated in the plan-ning and design phases from the aspect of ensuring that construction phase needs will be met.

Previously, St. Mauro served as director of project management at Columbia University and director of construction management at Rutgers University. She also has worked in construction management for consulting firms and for New York state government offices. A licensed professional engineer in New Jersey, she holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Rutgers University.

Hlafter, who earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Princeton, was named the University's director of physical planning in 1969. Over the years, he has been responsible for the management of hundreds of construction projects at Princeton, including award-winning work by notable architects such as Robert Venturi, Rafael Vinoly and I.M. Pei.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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