The Office of Facilities supports NYU Abu Dhabi’s teaching, scholarship, and community life goals through the sustainable planning, operation, and renewal of the physical environment of the university. NYU Abu Dhabi is committed to assisting every member of the NYUAD community to achieve their individual and organizational goals.

The Office of Facilities is fully committed to customer service and devoted to promoting a respectful, healthy, and safe environment to discover, teach, learn, study, live, work, and play, closely upholding and aligning our services with NYUAD values, principles, and overall mission. In support of this mission, we strive:

  • to improve customer service by fostering a spirit of teamwork, engagement, collaboration, respect, and open communications from and with all stakeholders;
  • to operate and maintain the superb academic, residential, and recreational assets, entrusted to us by our government partner, to a standard that reflects the emphasis on safety and excellence in all areas of the University;
  • to be proactive and responsive to all members of our community, enabling them to flourish in their academic pursuits; and
  • to continually improve and deliver upon our critical campus services that enhance efficient and effective living and working environments for students, faculty, staff, and guests.

Curt Heuring

Executive Director, Facilities and Projects


Curt Heuring joined NYUAD in August 2018. He brings over 30 years of higher education planning, construction, and operations experience from both public and private institutions in the United States. A licensed architect, Curt is keenly aware of the unique qualities that make a teaching and research environment a special place.

As Vice President for Administration at The College of New Jersey, New Jersey’s “public ivy league college,” he ran the operations of the institution and was responsible for implementing one of the state’s first public private partnerships in the creation of a mixed use town center development called Campus Town. In addition, Curt re-engineered key elements of the operations of the College and established a community policing model for campus safety.   

Prior to this, Curt was University Architect and Director of Planning at The University of Chicago. There he led the creation and execution of the University’s ambitious USD 650 million master plan involving the building of new research, teaching, housing, dining, and recreational facilities. While at Harvard University, Curt was responsible for capital projects for the University totaling over USD 100 million per year which included residence halls, academic, recreational, and research facilities in both Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

As an architect in private practice, Curt worked on research and teaching projects at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, Bryn Mawr College, and other colleges and universities in the United States.

Key People

Sophiya Alzaabi

Director, Architectural Design

Terence Monahan

Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Kulvinder Singh

Director, Facilities Management

Julie Thurston

Director, Facilities Strategic Assessment and Planning