Campus Planning (CP) is a distinct department within Facilities that engages in the planning, development and management of all campus space resources of the institution. The department consists of planners and related technical specialists.
All capital planning processes for the University are facilitated by this department as both major institutional initiatives and minor renovations. Capital expansion at the university is developed by creating viable projects which are brought about through a Project Delivery Process that provides inception planning analysis and facilitation by Campus Planning and implementation through the Project Management Office (PMO).
Capital and campus planning is about ensuring that the necessary facilities, equipment and infrastructure are in place for the continued use, growth, refinement and enhancement of the University as prescribed in our Strategic Plan. Furthermore, Campus Planning has developed and adheres to the University Campus Master Plan which guides strategic physical expansion of the entire campus. The master plan ensures viable projects advance the Campus Master Plan in an intentional and consistent manner that intensifies the potential of our campus. Individual projects are realized to collectively create a distinct campus place with a functioning public realm and organization of buildings and spaces that enhance and support the academic setting.
Campus Planning at the University
Campus Planning has the following responsibilities:
- Campus Master Planning;
- Space resource valuation, analysis, allocation and support;
- Architectural design guidance during project implementation phases;
- Space resource policy administration & guidelines development;
- Space resource management, reporting & evaluation;
- Space Database / CAD support and maintenance;
- Infrastructure project support; and
- Project communications
An Interdepartmental Partnership
From inception planning to the implementation of projects, Campus Planning and the Project Management Office are jointly responsible for the execution of all capital development. A broad overview of the responsibilities of each department in the Project Delivery Process is as follows:
- Capital or Inception Planning (visioning, key parameters, functional programming);
Project Management Office
- Consultant Procurement and Design (with assistance from Campus Planning);
- Project Management (all campus renovations, alterations and new construction).
Upon completion of the project, responsibility for the care, security, maintenance and operations of buildings and campus property is transferred to respective Facilities Departments.