Physical Planning is responsible for the stewardship of the campus’ unique physical setting. It leads and/or participates in planning, land use, and facility siting studies, and provides decision support on campus development priorities, identity, and aesthetics.

Physical Planning develops and maintains consistency with the campus’ Long Range Development Plan (LRDP), a document that articulates the physical growth aspirations of the campus. The current LRDP was completed in 2005, with land use amendments in 2011 and 2013, respectively.

Additionally, Physical Planning is responsible for developing and maintaining consistency with the campus’ Physical Design Framework (PhDF), which establishes criteria for the campus to assess the appropriateness of planning and design efforts. The PhDF was informed by the LRDP, Campus Design Guidelines, and other planning studies.

Physical Planning works cooperatively with campus affinity units to support best practices in campus planning and design, stormwater management, transportation, landscape design and more; and serves as a liaison with the City, County, and other agencies on planning and development priorities.