Creating tomorrow's Duke today

The portfolio of projects managed by the Office of Project Management ranges from new buildings to renovation and renewal for Duke University. We do not manage projects for Duke's School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Medical Center. Those building projects are not included in our portfolio. 

Duke is currently focused on the renewal and expansion of existing facilities on campus. These projects include updating and replacement of existing mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems; roof replacement; office and lab renovations; utility infrastructure enhancements; athletic facility upgrades and landscape renovations.

Above are photos of several of the projects on which we are currently working. Due to the nature of the design and construction process, the information provided, including size, time frame, program description and renderings are subject to change. If you have questions or plan to use the information provided, please contact us via email or by calling (919) 660-2519. 


What’s happening: Built in 1927, Lilly Library will undergo a substantial renovation and expansion in a multi-year project. The project will increase the library’s footprint by 78% and will add more indoor and outdoor seating, collaborative study spaces and a café.

What to expect: Lilly Library was closed to the public in early May. Work on the project is expected to begin this summer. Once work starts, six of the tennis courts behind Lilly Library will be removed. Access to the East Gated Lot No. 2 will be available for construction traffic only and traffic on Brodie Gym Drive will be limited during the work. During the project, the Lilly Library staff will be housed in Bishop’s House, which is behind Bassett Residence Hall. Library services such as reserving or checking out materials, printing and scanning will be available there.

Expected completion: The project is expected to last two years, with the goal of having the library open by summer of 2026.