Capital Strategies provides a full suite of planning, design, real estate, construction, and development services to the UC Berkeley campus community.

Capital Strategies: Building the Foundations of Excellence

Capital Strategies is part of the Administrative Division and includes real estate professionals, architects, planners, engineers, construction managers, and administrative specialists, working together to serve the campus community.

Our department is organized into several teams, including: 

  • Capital Projects: Manages the design, construction, retrofitting, and restoration of campus buildings and their surroundings. Learn more about capital projects.
  • Contract Administration: Manages agreements for professional, architectural, and construction services. Learn more about doing business with UC Berkeley, projects currently bidding, and requests for qualifications.
  • Physical and Environmental Planning (PEP): Develops plans, projects, and reports to support UC Berkeley’s physical space and transportation needs. They also guide the intake and approval of capital improvement projects and prepare the Capital Financial Plan. PEP is the office of record for project design review, environmental approvals, and is responsible for campus compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Learn more about campus planning and environmental review.
  • Real Estate: Assists the campus in meeting its needs for facilities through methods other than the traditional campus capital construction approach. These methods include the construction of new buildings via third-party developers or donor development, purchasing real property, and leasing space in commercial buildings. Learn more about real estate.

How to contact UC Berkeley Capital Strategies:

(510) 495-5786 Main Line
(510) 643-7384 Reception Desk


Mailing Addresses:
Campus office:
A&E Building
Berkeley, CA 94720-1382

Downtown Berkeley office:
1936 University Ave., 2nd floor
Berkeley, CA 94704