Steven C. Thweatt is a results-driven senior architect specializing in campus facilities operations and capital program assessments. Following a 14 year career as an architect, Thweatt went on to work at Duke University, University of Colorado Boulder, and Emory University. Most recently, he was the vice chancellor for administration at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he oversaw 700 employees and annual operating budget of $112,000,000. In addition to campus planning, design, and construction, he managed public safety, parking and transportation services, the bookstore, imaging services, environmental health/safety, facilities management, utilities/grounds, and maintenance and operations.
Some highlights from his past work include:
- Created total cost of ownership model for new facilities to determine capital renewal investment requirements and initiated construction audits, producing savings of $700,000.
- Led department through 20% reduction in force while maintaining staff morale and performance.
- Revised building permit application process and saved 20% on project permit fees/assessments. Piloted integration of GIS technology into campus-mapping capabilities.
- Improved coordination and cooperation between project management staff and trade shops as well as staff utilization/budget performance by 15%.
- Developed partnering program with provost to provide varied levels of service for campus clients and shared cost approach for laboratory renovation project cost estimates.
Thweatt has taught classes as an adjunct or visiting professor at Georgia Tech, North Carolina State University, University of Colorado, and University of Denver. He received his bachelor of architecture from Louisiana State University.