The University Planning and Space Management team develops long-range strategies and master plans for the growth and transformation of Ohio University and its satellite campuses. We are responsible for planning every University building, land use, and infrastructure project and how they interrelate with physical facilities, infrastructure, systems, and our surroundings. This process is facilitated by a broad base of communication and collaboration with our University partners and community stakeholders.
Our services include the evaluation of all capital project request for conformance with the Campus Master Plan, University standards, and the sound use of space resources. Additionally, we provide master planning and major capital budget development for General Fund and Auxiliary Units including the long-range Campus Master Plan.
The office of UPSM strives to support the university’s academic mission and strategic vision by providing professional guidance and leadership to the long range planning of Ohio University’s physical environment and to ensure best practice in space utilization.
Campus Planning develops long-range strategies and master plans for the growth and transformation of our campus. Campus Planning interrelates physical facilities, infrastructure, systems, and surroundings. The process is facilitated by a broad base of communications with appropriate university units. Campus Planning respects and complements the University’s Strategic and Capital Plans.
UPSM assists with the University’s capital planning process each year. Capital Planning integrates planning and budgeting processes and embraces and supports the University’s long term goals and priorities for responsible growth and development. It involves developing strategic and logistical capital plans to support the university’s physical assets, including buildings and space, land, infrastructure, information and communications technology, and equipment, including critical maintenance and renewal.
UPSM provides comprehensive strategic, capital and facilities space planning, programming, and facilities data information for the campus. We are the primary campus source for the development of short and long-term space programs during the planning process and the primary access point for the distribution of the data to internal and external users for various reporting needs.
Campus mapping captures and manages campus infrastructure and facility data, providing geo-referenced information for project managers, administrators, and the campus. The campus geographic information system (GIS) is a tool for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. Comprehensive, integrated, and current geographic data for all infrastructure, underground utilities, and facilities inventory is critical for effective maintenance and planning for campus improvements.