Nikias creates position to oversee construction
Posted December 4, 2012 at 10:59 pm in News
President C. L. Max Nikias announced Tuesday that Lloyd Silberstein will serve as vice president and executive director for USC Capital Construction and Facilities Management Services, effective Jan. 1, 2013.
Silberstein will help oversee construction projects, according to Nikias. During the next two decades, USC hopes to add 5.5 million square feet of space to the University Park and Health Sciences campuses.
âHis responsibilities will include the construction of new teaching, research, living, and health care space, as well as major renovation projects for existing structures,â Nikias said in a statement. âHis portfolio will also include managing all of USCâs building and infrastructure assets on both campuses, as well as all capital construction project managers.â
Silberstein will report to Senior Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer Robert Abeles and will work with Nikias. Vice President for Capital Construction and Facilities Management Thomas S. Leary, Jr, who began working at USC on Jan. 10, 2011, will report directly to Silberstein, who will also supervise about 450 people. Silbersteinâs position is new to the university.
Prior to working at USC, Silberstein served as Senior Vice President of Parsons Corporation.
With nearly three decades of experience leading several of the nationâs largest construction programs, Silberstein comes to USC with an extensive background in his field.
Though his career has included construction projects, such as performing arts venues and hotel developments worldwide, Silberstein, over the last 15 years, has turned his focus to educational facilities for university, college and K-12 institutions in California. Silberstein previously worked on the 20-year master plan for UCLA.
Silberstein earned his bachelorâs degree at the University of Florida, College of Architectureâs School of Building Construction and received a masterâs in business administration at the University of Houston. He is a licensed general contractor and sits on the boards of several organizations.
âWe all look forward to [Silbersteinâs] arrival in the new year, and to welcoming him, his wife Juliette, and their son Max to the Trojan Family,â Nikias said.