Improving Capital Project Prioritization at Your Institution


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Many institutions continue to prioritize capital projects—student life, academic, or administrative—without assessing their full impact. Learn how you can improve the prioritization of capital projects at your institution by better addressing the ROI associated with each project. You will gain the tactics you need to better:

  • Measure and report full long-term impact of project cost projections
  • Tie ROI considerations to your institutional strategic plan
  • Establish a more informed, dynamic capital project prioritization processes

Throughout this event you will see examples of project prioritization matrices and leave with a model for ensuring that you are embarking on the right capital project for your institution.

Who Should Attend

This event is most beneficial through team attendance. Representatives from capital planning, facilities and business offices can collectively learn how a holistic capital planning effort can strengthen your capital project prioritization process.

Learning Outcome

After participating in this online training, you will be able to better prioritize future capital projects on your campus. 


  • Comprehensive Assessment of Capital Project Goals
    • Project delivery implications
    • Campus infrastructure and indirect costs – What are we prepared to do now?
    • Forecasting ongoing project costs – What are we prepared for later?
  • Keys to Rethinking Capital Project ROI
    • Aligning ROI with strategic plan
    • Establishing ROI criteria distinct to your institution
    • Considering criteria weights
  • Keys to Strategic Project Prioritization – Utilizing Your Criteria
    • Prioritizing renovation and expansion – University of Delaware Model
    • Prioritizing new projects – Developing your institutional model


Peter Krawchyk AIA, AUA, LEED-AP, University Architect and Campus Planner, University of Delaware

With nearly twenty-five years of experience in both the private and institutional practice of architecture, Peter has been responsible for nearly $1 billion worth of construction over the last decade at the University of Delaware and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Peter served as the project director for the architectural firm Ayers Saint Gross during the design of the interdisciplinary science and engineering laboratory, and then as the university architect during its construction. Because of these dual roles, Peter can provide a unique perspective on the design and implementation of Delaware’s STEM facility.


Peter is a member of the Society for College and University Planning, the U.S. Green Building Council, the American Institute of Architects, and the Association of University Architects. His professional focus is on the beneficial impacts of collaborative planning with faculty, staff, and students.