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FPDC - Who We Are

Facilities Planning, Design and Construction (FPDC) is a Nine-person department reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management.

Michael B. Hayes (mhayes@umassd.edu, x8058) is the Director of the department and has both fiduciary and technical oversight responsibilities covering major facilities projects and the annual alterations and upgrade process.

Doreen Arruda (darruda1@umassd.edu, x9223) is the Senior Administrative Assistant reporting directly to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management. She is responsible for a high degree of decision making while providing direct administrative support to senior administration. She oversees and monitors the general business and fiscal activities of Facilities Planning Design & Construction and Facilities Operations, as well as being responsible for the effective and efficient management of the office.

Darlene Andrade (dandrade2@umassd.edu, x8805) is the Administrative Assistant. She maintains an exceptionally high degree of confidentiality and decision making while providing direct administrative support to Michael B. Hayes. She coordinates and monitors assigned program activities, prepares and reviews data reports, determines the methods and procedures used in collecting data, collects and compares information from various reference sources by consulting with experts and making recommendations. She assists departmental staff with special projects and spreadsheets as requested. Darlene also provides technical support with office equipment, maintains files and records and provides various administrative supports.

Kristina Gardner (kgardner2@umassd.edu, x6424) is the University's Space Planning Manager. Kristina is responsible for the University's space management procedures including maintaining the space database, compiling and evaluating requests for space, meeting with departments to determine needs, analyze requests against standards for utilization, develops multiple solutions to address needs including budgetary and programmatic impacts. Develops detailed program studies for reallocation and renovation as well as capital projects. Designs and specifies interior finishes and selects furniture for all projects. Coordinates the work of outside design professionals, conducts the bidding process in accordance with State and University procurement regulations and laws and oversee construction and construction administration. Kristina also manages the design and installation of all campus signage.

Christina Bowen (cbowen1@umassd.edu, x9146) is the Capital Project Manager. She is responsible for the comprehensive oversight of all phases of assigned capital projects including feasibility, design and construction. Christina interacts with faculty, staff, students and senior administrators as well outside design and construction professionals.

Peter Geldmacher (pgeldmacher@umassd.edu, x8938) is the Construction Manager. He is responsible for project oversight that ensures that construction projects reflect the campus-wide mission and vision, program priorities and human and fiscal constraints. Peter coordinates the work of outside design professionals, conducts the bidding process in accordance with State and University procurement regulations and laws and oversees construction and construction administration.

Crystal Harris (charris1@umassd.edu, x6428) is the University’s Architect. Crystal coordinates and manages multiple projects with both in-house and outside consultants. She creates plans and specifications for interior alterations projects and stamps in-house design work. She conducts the bidding process in accordance with State and University procurement regulations and laws and oversees construction and construction administration. She is responsible for reviewing and approving all building and tent permits for the Dartmouth Campus. She maintains current knowledge of all applicable regulations and codes regarding state design and construction projects. Crystal also works with other University departments for any of the code related aspects of event planning.

Bruce Gempp (bgempp@umassd.edu, x8780) is the CAD Drafter working directly for Crystal Harris. Bruce maintains our floor plan and drawing databases; providing files to consultants as needed. Bruce operates our CAD system to draw 'as-built' floor plans and event layouts. He also produces the temporary signage used around campus for special events.

Sreekanth Sangoju (ssangoju@umassd.edu, x8068) is the Graduate Assistant working as a Field Engineer/ CAD Drafter. Sree will be assisting FPDC staff with construction projects and logistics. He also assists with all CAD products including those that require the highest level skills such as diagrams and tabular presentations. Sree organizes faculty office move projects and also helps maintain the storage furniture inventory. He will also be working on maintaining and updating the FPDC website.

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