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Audrey Schultz

Chairperson of Construction/Facilities Management


Dr. Audrey Schultz is a strategic visionary, problem solver and academic leader retaining positions on Pratt Institute’s Academic Senate’s Executive Board; advancing academic and curriculum policies and briefing constituents on strategic initiatives. Developed the Global Education Pillar of the Institute Strategic Plan; member ACE Lab Curriculum Committee, Provost Council, Chairs Council; Commencing Pratt’s first Center for Teaching and Learning. Represented constituents on COVID Task Force, Co-Chairs Campus Security Committee; contributor on the Academic Integrity Standing Committee. Participates on Senior Leadership, Deans, Chairs search committees. Academic accreditation proficiency at institute, department, and program levels. An ABET, Program Evaluator and sought-after external program and faculty reviewer. She is currently the Chairperson for Construction Management, Facilities Management and Real Estate Practice Program in the School of Architecture.


Mark Hasso Educator of the Year, 2023 CMAA (Construction Management Association of America).

Distinguished Educator Award, Awards of Excellence 2020, International Facilities Management Association (IFMA).

Educator of the Year Award, 2019, Construction Management Association of America, CMAA Metro NY/NJ Chapter.

Distinguished Author Award: Research Paper, Awards of Excellence 2019, International Facilities Management Association (IFMA).

Career Focus:

Professor Schultz has managed people and projects for over 40 years and held positions as an interior designer, facilities manager, project and construction manager, and has been involved with design and construction inspections and building commissioning services on large US federal government and military programs. In conjunction with over 17 years in academia; teaching interior design at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) construction management at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) and currently, a tenured, full Professor at Pratt Institute in the Facilities Management, Construction Management and Real Estate Practice programs. Professor Schultz has taught courses in strategic planning, business continuity and emergency management, entrepreneurship, leadership, project management, facilities condition assessment and life cycle cost analysis, lean principles and visual management, sustainability, and integrated project delivery systems.

Dr. Schultz received her PhD in the Built Environment from The University of Salford, Salford, England concentrating on lean visual management technologies in facilities management operations. She has international research and publishing experience in design science research and action research, lean visual management, BIM and PPP’s (Public Private Partnerships) in regenerating local communities. She is a member of IFMA, IFMA/WE (Workplace Evolutionaries), CoreNet, LCI, NFMT, and VP on Board of the CMAA Metro NY/NJ Chapter and Director of Student Outreach where she coordinates a robust scholarship program.

Courses Developed and Taught:

Pratt Institute

FM 632 Project Management; FM 731 Strategic Planning and Management; FM 733 Economic Evaluation of Facilities; FM 737 Facility Assessment & Strategic Planning; FM 798 Demonstration of Professional Competency, Graduate Thesis Course; FM 799 Demonstration in Progress, CM Internship Courses 9400, 9401, 9402 & 9403; FM Internship Courses 9700, 9701, 9702 & 9703; FM 690c Independent Research

CalPoly – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

CM 102 Introduction to Construction Management; CM 115 Fundamentals of Construction;  CM 211 Construction Contract Documents and Specifications; CM 212 Fundamentals of Construction Management; CM 333 Construction Contract and Administration; CM 431 Integrated Project Delivery Systems (Design-Build); CM 443 Management of the Construction Firm

NOVA – Northern Virginia Community College, Sterling, VA

ID-100 Principals and Theory of Interior Design



Ph.D. Built Environment, University of Salford, Salford, Manchester, UK

M.S. Architecture, Concentration Construction Management, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blackburg/Falls Church, VA.

B.S. Interior Design, Marymount University, Arlington, VA.

Research Projects:

The Essential KSA’s of Women in Facilities Management 2021–Present. Dr. Schultz created a leadership and international Advisory Group of women to research the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) of women in the facilities management (FM) industry. The research inquiry concentrates on understanding the strengths challenges, and increased opportunities for education, collaboration, mentorship, professional development, and career path of women in FM.

Ph.D. Candidate, 2010–2016. School of the Built Environment, (SOBE), University of Salford, Salford, Manchester, UK. Ph.D. Thesis: Integrating Lean Visual Management in Facilities Management Systems. The aims and objectives of the research explored the impact of integrating lean principles and visual management technologies in facilities management practices. The design science action research study utilized the transformation and lean journey of the University of Salford’s Estate and Property Services department.

Ph.D. Research Assistant CLUDs Marie Curie 7th Framework Programme 2012, University of Salford, UK & Northeastern University, Boston, MA. An international interdisciplinary research team from Italy, Finland, Sweden, UK and US. Funded by the 7th Framework Programme of European Union Commission within IRSES Marie Curie Action. CLUDs (Commercial Local Urban Districts) emphasizes the strategic role of small retailers, reinforcing a sense of community, reducing transportation costs, and contributing to the creation of attractive urban environments in collaboration with public-private partnerships.

PhD Research Assistant LeanREB/ARVO Program 2010–2012, University of Salford, UK and Alto University, Finland. Title: Value creation models in real estate business. ARVO is the Finnish word for ‘value’. Funded by the Finnish Funding Agency of Technology and Innovation (TEKES).


Contributing Author, Schultz, A. (2023) Chapter Title: My FM Path and Spelling and Defining Facilities Management and Facility Manager Holistically. Book: Facilities Management (the “Work”). Edited by Rondeau, E., Hellerforth, M., and Mack, J. R. G. Expected date of John Wiley & Sons, publication, 2024.

Schultz, A. & Klungseth, N. J. (2022). Lean and Visual Managements Contribution to Sustainable Facilities Management. CIB World Building Congress, June 2022, RMIT Melbourne, Australia. Proceedings Published by IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES), ISSN 1755-1315, vol. 1101 062011.

Schultz, A. (2017). Integrating Lean and Visual Management in Facilities Management using Design Science and Action Research. The Built Environment Project and Asset Management Journal, Special Issue: Securing Clients Objectives throughout Construction Project Life Cycles. Emerald Publishing. Volume 7, Issue 3.

Schultz, A. (2016). Integrating Lean Visual Management in Facilities Management Systems. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Salford, Salford, UK.

Schultz, A., (2012). The Economic and Sustainable Impact of BIM’s Alliance on the AEC Community and Society. International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB). Sebestyén Future Leaders Award 2012.

Schultz, A. (2012). LeanREB/ARVO Case Study Report, University of Salford, Lean Facilities Management: The UK Perspective, Case Report: Estate and Property Services at The University of Salford and Balfour Beatty Workplace, published 24 July 2012.

Esposito De Vita, G., Trillo, C., Bevilacqua, C. & Schultz, A. (2012). Boosting the link between enterprises promotion and heritage valorization: Towards an integrated approach to Urban Regeneration and Tourism Development. Proceedings Conference CNR, Naples Enlightening tourism.

Bevilacqua, C., Trillo, C., Schultz, A., Calabrò, J., & Maione, C. (2012). Smart specialization strategies: the role of Public Private Partnership in planning smarter cities. Regional Science Association Conference. Networked regions and cities in times of fragmentation. G1 Planning smarter cities and regions.

Simonian, L., Korman, T., Schultz, A.L., & Ayala-Navarro, A. (2012). Energy Efficiency Improvement of an Institutional Facility through Retro-Commissioning (RCx): A Case Study. Proceedings at 48th Annual International Construction Educators Conference (ASC), Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK.

Schultz, A. (2012). PhD Graduate Abstract and Research Poster: Exploring Lean Visual Management Techniques in Facilities Management Systems: The Case of University FM Practice.  Presented at 48th Annual International Construction Educators Conference (ASC), Birmingham City University, Birmingham, England, UK.

Simonian, L., Korman, T., & Schultz, A. (2010). Emerging Organizational Structure and Cultural Trends in Public Agencies. Published in proceedings and presented at CIB 2010 International World Congress Salford, UK, May 2010.

Schultz, A. (2008). Using Rubric Assessment Tools in Construction Management Curriculum. Published on proceedings and presented at 45th Annual International Construction Educators Conference (ASC) University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2009.