Hylton Performing Arts Center Addition


Project Number: 247-18011-000
Project Type: Performing Arts Academic Addition
Campus: Science & Technology Campus – Prince William County
Biennium: 2014 – 2016
Authorization: Authorized
Phase: Design
Key Building Occupants: CVPA – College of Visual and Performing Arts


Total Project Budget: $9,043,000
Current Budget Total: $13,481,383


Project Authorization: July 2014
Design Start: August 2014
Design Complete: December 2017
Construction Start: February 2018
Construction Completion: August 2019
Furniture Installation Completion: August 2019
Occupancy (ready for use): 


Design Nearly Complete and Construction Manager selection complete.  Projecting early 2019 project delivery.

Project Team

Owner: George Mason University
University Project Manager: Mike Herman
University Construction Manager: Mike Herman
Contractor: James G Davis Construction Corporation
Designer: Cho Benn Holback


Space Administration Committee

The Space Administration Committee (SAC) is responsible for reviewing and prioritizing the allocation of limited space resources to meet targeted enrollment and research growth, campus life initiatives, or to support strategic goals/initiatives. The committee includes representatives from the academic administration unit, research administration unit, administrative/auxiliary units, University Life, and representatives from Facilities Planning. Routine new space assignments or reassignments are implemented by the Office of Space Management via the delegated authority of the SAC. However, any requests for a significant amount of new space, or proposed reallocation of assigned space from one unit to another, are presented to the SAC committee for approval to assure that space is being allocated to align with University priorities. Committee meetings are held monthly, as needed, to review newly submitted space requests, review and make a recommendation for approval of options developed to meet previously submitted space requests, and contribute to the development of capital project submissions in order to meet future projected space needs.


    • Carol Kissal – Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration
    • Mark Ginsberg – Interim Provost & Executive Vice President


Committee Members

Renate Guilford – Associate Provost, Academic Administration
Aurali Dade – Interim Vice President, Research, Innovation, & Economic Impact
Rose Pascarell – Vice President, University Life
René Stewart O’Neal – Associate Vice President, Strategic Planning & Budget
Deb Dickenson – Vice President, Finance
Tobi Walsh – Assistant Vice President, Capital Strategy & Planning
Andre Kinney – Director, Real Estate – FX & Sci/Tech
William Dracos – Associate Vice President, Business Services
Frank Strike – Vice President, Facilities
Alex Iszard – Associate Vice President, Facilities Planning, Design, & Construction
Laura Manno – Director, Strategic Academic & Research Space Planning
Joy Staulcup – Associate Director, Space Management

Space Administration Committee Meeting Dates

Meeting Date/Time/Location
August 14, 2019, 3:00-4:00pm, Merten 5201
September 24, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm, Merten 1203
October 29, 2019, 1:00-2:00pm, Merten 3300
November 20, 2019, 2:00-3:00pm, Merten 3300
January 7, 2020, 1:00-2:30pm, Merten 3300
January 29, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm – Canceled
February 25, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm – Canceled    
March 24, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm – WebEx Mtg    
April 28, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm – WebEx Mtg    
May 26, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm – WebEx Mtg    
June 30, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm – WebEx Mtg    
August 11, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm – Canceled    
September 22, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm – WebEx Mtg    
October 27, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm – Canceled    
December 16, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm – WebEx Mtg