Higher Education & Research

Universities and research-focused corporations have been a leading market for Ross & Baruzzini since our inception, as their inherent long-term focus is a natural fit for our company philosophy of providing exceptional long-term value and becoming our clients’ trusted advisor. Our project expertise in higher education and research runs the full gamut of facility types from major new biomedical research facilities to outdated student housing renovations. For over 60 years, we have been leaders in improving the comfort and health of occupants within the built environment, while sustaining and enhancing our natural environment. Our sustainable designs have proven to significantly reduce our university and research clients’ operating and maintenance costs, freeing up considerable resources to fund the critical activities for which their facilities were created.


Jeff Crawford, PE, LEED AP Jeff Crawford, PE, LEED AP Senior Vice President, Managing Principal - Higher Education & Research

Jeff has over 25 years of professional experience in all aspects of mechanical engineering and project management. He has applied his skills and knowledge in the analysis, design and construction of building systems for educational and research facilities across the country, on projects of all types and sizes. Additionally, Jeff has been a driver for Ross & Baruzzini’s mission to provide national leadership in sustainability.  As the Managing Principal of the Higher Education & Research Market, Jeff is committed to seeing every project through from start to finish and helping our clients reach their goals.

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