Campus Planning & Management oversees planning and development of the physical environment to support the university vision, values and mission.  This includes all new buildings, renovation of existing buildings, leased space and changes to campus utilities, parking and civic space.  The physical environment forms a foundation for our top-tier research university that is a leading driver for sustainable prosperity.  It supports the best place to learn and work for students, faculty and staff, community engagement, climate and culture.  Physical environment planning includes assessment of needs and condition, development of land use, site and buildings, space use and utilization, energy conservation, sustainability and financial feasibility.  This forms the campus physical development plan, including renovation and remodeling of existing buildings, new buildings, parking and green space.  It is the basis the capital budget request.  The capital budget request is a biennial process that seeks enumeration and funding of physical environment projects.

Campus Planning uses an integrated planning model, working closely with all campus units – Schools, Colleges, Student Affairs, FAA and Leadership – for programmatic, physical concerns and financial realities.  Planning oversees building and site design, code, city and county requirements and zoning, sustainability and accessibility requirements of existing and new space.  Campus planning represents the university on all building and site projects  – working with the UW-System Office of Capital Planning & Budget and the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration-Division of Facilities Development & Management –  providing oversight of design and construction to ensure that projects meet needs and quality expectations.

The department tracks and maintains all space data of campus and leased space, such as floor plans, building size, departmental areas and utilization, and land holdings.  The department oversees campus and building wayfinding and signage.