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Planning and Design

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Planning

The office also provides planning support to the university and medical center organizations in the development, evaluation and justification of facility needs and projects. Its primary services include the following:

  • Coordinating Facilities Management support with the university’s master site plan implementation and planning
  • Assisting vice presidents, deans, directors and department heads in determining project needs regarding scope, schedules and preliminary cost, and articulating those needs through an approved facilities development plan
  • Assisting Real Estate and Foundation Services in evaluating property acquisition opportunities in terms of needs and uses
  • Providing liaison services to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget on space inventory and utilization issues, and program justification for all capital projects
  • Maintaining drawings and plans for facilities and providing for their use as needed by project managers and other university personnel

Design

The Virginia Commonwealth University Planning and Design office provides design support to the university, the medical center, organizations in the development, evaluation and justification of facility needs and projects. This office provides the following services:

  • Project management services
  • Interior design services
  • Sign design consultation
  • Contract with outside architecture/engineering services
  • Space planning and programming
  • Room numbering
  • Liaison with the Virginia Division of Engineering and Buildings
  • Preliminary cost estimating