Planning and Programming

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An Overview of the Planning Process
Arthur J. Lidsky
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.
Programming: Working Through the Programming Process
L. Paul Zajfen, Carole Wedge
Carole Wedge, a principal at Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott discusses the most important parts of the building programming process, which are issues all institutions renovating or building will encounter. Her idea is that for such a monumental undertaking a clear outline of the steps taken leading up to and during the process is helpful, if not necessary. Here is a discussion of issues that should be considered by any institution as soon as changes to the infrastructure of campus are an inchoate idea being discussed.

Keck Consultation Reports

Bringing the Sciences into the Spotlight
The Keck/PKAL Consultation Program
This report from a Keck/PKAL consultant team contains advice on how to "restart" a stalled facilities planning process, including recommendations for faculty, the advancement office, the president, division heads, and alumni.
Sustaining Commitment to Facilities Planning
The Keck/PKAL Consultation Program
One southern campus had been engaged in a ‘fits and starts’ approach to thinking about new spaces, and needed help in thinking about ways to maintain the current momentum.


The "Real Options" approach to capital decisions: Planning for change
Carole Wedge, Bruce Metz, Alida Zweidler
Securing funding for major capital projects, particularly spaces intended to be technologically-rich, requires careful and conscientious planning by many leaders within a campus community. In this essay, Alida Zweidler, Carol Wedge and Bruce Metz, examine a series of options for making decision about capital planning.
The politics and process of change: institutional building-planning teams
Cahal Stephens, Charles J. Kirby, Leila Kamal AIA, Kenneth Lee Ellis
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.

Phases of planning