Administrative Committees

The Capital Planning Committee is a senior leadership body responsible for land use and capital investment decisions for the Berkeley campus.

Chaired by the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the Capital Planning Committee and advises the Chancellor on campus land use decisions, capital investments and project priorities. They assure that land use and capital investment decisions optimize the use of resources – both land and capital – to realize the campus vision for academic excellence and physical growth. The committee oversees preparation of the campus Long Range Development Plan, the annual Capital Financial Plan, and oversees campus work with the City of Berkeley and other agencies on local plans that impact UC Berkeley.

The Capital Planning Committee also oversees and formally approves the work of the Capital Renewal Committee and approves the annual Capital Renewal Program and funding levels. The committee meets regularly and is supported by staff in Capital Strategies, with active collaboration from staff in Finance and Capital Asset Strategies, Academic and Space Planning, Facilities Services, and University Development and Alumni Relations.


The Design Review Committee provides advice to the campus architect regarding the design of university buildings and open spaces, as well as historic preservation.

Members are appointed by the chancellor and include design professionals and faculty from the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning, and historic preservation. There are also two graduate student members from the Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, respectively. The graduate students are nominated by their departmental chairs. The dean of the College of Environmental Design chairs the Design Review Committee. The chair also sits on the Executive Campus Planning Committee. The Design Review Committee meets once a month.