Campus House Doctor

Campus House Doctor

What does it mean to be a house doctor? This is common parlance in our industry, referring to a consultant who is on-call to assist an institution, often under a master or term contract agreement. Projects may be planning or design and construction. They are generally smaller, but not exclusively so. They may be simple or complex. We are currently working in this capacity with Cape Cod Community College, Massasoit Community College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Tufts University, and Salem State University. We value our role on these campuses because we value the relationship with the people and places. The fact that we are asked back to campus again and again is testament to the fact that these institutions value the relationship with us and the service and design expertise that we provide.

Our house doctor work takes one of two forms – planning assessments and studies, or standard design and construction projects. The former can be a focused area of a building, entire floor plates, buildings, or precincts of campuses. The latter is typically focused on a department, classroom(s), floor plate, or area of a building. Regardless of the scope or scale, these projects often represent an opportunity for transformation, and can fundamentally change the day-to-day life of the students, faculty, administration, and staff.

Click here for more information about our house doctor experience, or contact Rick Jones at if you would like to talk about your campus.


Northeastern University – 70+ projects
Northeastern University – 140+ planning assessments
MIT – 25+ projects
Salem State University – 12 projects
Tufts University – 7 projects
Cape Cod Community College – 2 projects
Massasoit Community College – 3 projects

Campus House Doctor Overview (PDF)

Norwich University

Northfield, VT

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA

Boston Trinity Academy

Boston, MA

Tufts University

Medford, MA

Massasoit Community College

Brockton & Canton, MA