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Campus Planning

Campus Planning looks at the big picture. We conceptualize and consider how we can best shape the built environment. We ask questions and provide answers: How can we deliver on leadership's vision while meeting campus needs and working with the surrounding community? What regulations may affect development? Where will funding come from?

Campus Planning provides a framework to guide future development of the built environment – the buildings, open space, transportation, circulation and infrastructure improvements needed to keep the campus functioning effectively. The Campus Planning office oversees:

  • Capital Planning – responsible for space program development and funding analysis; works directly with UC Office of the President to obtain initial project approvals
  • Environmental Planning – navigates environmental regulations to minimize impact
  • Space Planning – help balance challenges and opportunities to effectively use campus administrative space
  • Facilities Information Management – Space Management and Real Estate

Other functions include:

  • Maintaining a portfolio of plans and studies including the Long Range Development Plan
  • Working with a variety of committees
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, including local community members, groups, organizations, the City of San Diego and agencies, such as SANDAG and Caltrans
  • Working closely with the California Coastal Commission, a state regulatory agency, to ensure compliance and to procure coastal development permits for projects located on university property within the coastal zone


Contact Campus Planning.