Handbook on Facilities
Part 2.2 Phases of Planning
- An Overview of the Planning Process
- How should a campus think about technology in the broader context of the institutional mission and academic plan? This session will summarize various approaches to facilities planning and the importance of creating an institutional framework for decision-making. Within that context, the session will discuss how to structure a successful planning process and define what should be expected in the outcome; how to do a classroom planning and utilization study; how to set guidelines for creating information commons and related collaborative learning spaces; how to deal with unanticipated setbacks and opportunities; and how to build consensus. As teaching, learning, and communication technologies continuously evolve, this session will also describe strategies for anticipating change.
- The politics and process of change: institutional building-planning teams
- Design professionals, engaging with campus communities to dream about, design, and construct new spaces for science, are experienced with bringing people together around a common vision, gaining the strong sense of shared understanding, accomplishment, and institutional loyalty that leads to a productive outcome for their work: ". . .it is essential that good decisions are made, as the consequences of poor decisions can be far-reaching in both time and money, as well as on the institutional mission over the long-term." Colleagues from the Science Facilities Planning and Design Group at Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, Cahal Stephens, Charles Kirby, Leila Kamal and Kip Ellis, share their insights.