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Michael Dausch

University of Pennsylvania
Executive Director, Design and Construction
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, and an M.B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University. His professional experience includes over 25 years of design and construction management, starting as a Mechanical Engineer for the State of Maryland, completing in-house design, design reviews, and building system analyses for the wide variety of State projects and facilities. During 14 years with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as a Project Manager and Director, Michael managed over one million square feet of new state-of-the-art biomedical research facilities, along with a wide variety of renovation projects.
Michael joined the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and has responsibility for overseeing a Design and Construction Department with over 400 active projects, a staff of over 40 people, and an annual capital budget averaging approximately $250 million. Current major projects include a new 450-bed residential College House, a new Energy Science Building, and a new Academic and Research Building for the Wharton School. Major project completed at Penn include a 350-bed residential College House, a Nanotechnology Center, a Neural and Behavioral Sciences Building, a Political Science and Economics Building, a Law School building, a Music Building, nine phased Century Bond infrastructure replacements in occupied buildings, an Athletic Center renovation, a Student Center renovation, a Chiller Plant expansion, and Penn Park.