Campus Planning

Our campus planners look at the big picture to conceptualize and consider how we can best shape our built environment.

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Capital Strategies' physical and environmental planning (PEP) office is responsible for campus planning. Campus planning guides the future development of our built environment (buildings, open spaces, transportation and circulation, and infrastructure improvements) to maximize the efficient use of University property, and to keep the campus functioning effectively. Under the direction of the Campus Architect, PEP's functions include capital planning, space program development, obtaining project approvals, and navigating environmental regulations.

Start Here: New Project Initiation

Ready to start a new capital project or get an estimate? You've reached the right place to begin working with Capital Strategies. Even if you don't have your project idea all figured out - we're here to help.

Campus Planning Documents

Review documents, including the Long Range Development Plan, that provide a framework for the growth and development of the UC Berkeley campus.

Capital Financial Plan

UC's system-wide capital program is driven by campuses’ academic and strategic plans. The CPF is updated annually and developed based on the near-term needs of each campus for buildings and physical infrastructure.

Committees: Planning, Design, and Finance

Learn about the Capital Planning Committee (CPC), the Design Review Committee (DRC), and Capital Projects Finance Committee (CPFC), three administrative committees that guide UC Berkeley capital project planning, design, and financing.

Drawing Requests

If needed for a UC Berkeley project or class, we can often provide building drawings. An instructor must submit a request on their student's behalf.

Environmental Review

To determine whether environmental review in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is necessary, major construction projects at UC Berkeley require review by our Physical and Environmental Planning team.

Memorial Benches and Landscape Improvements

For those interested in donating to campus landscape improvements, including a memorial tree or bench.

Seismic Safety

Learn about the UC system-wide seismic safety policy, efforts underway to improve campus buildings and their seismic performance ratings, and campus post-earthquake building evaluation.