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Planning & Design

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The Office of Planning and Design provides planning support to Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU Health organizations in the development, evaluation and justification of facility needs and projects. Its primary services include the following:

  • Coordinating Facilities Management support with the ONE VCU Master Plan implementation and planning
  • Assisting vice presidents, deans, directors and department heads in determining project needs regarding scope, schedules and preliminary cost, and articulating those needs through an approved facilities development plan
  • Assisting VCU Capital Assets and Real Estate in evaluating property acquisition opportunities in terms of needs and uses
  • Providing liaison services to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget on space inventory and utilization issues and program justification for all capital projects
  • Maintaining drawings and plans for facilities and providing for their use as needed by project managers and other university personnel


The Office of Planning and Design also provides design support to VCU and VCU Health organizations in the development, evaluation and justification of facility needs and projects. This office provides the following services:

  • Project management services
  • Interior design services
  • Sign design consultation
  • Contract with outside architecture and engineering services
  • Space planning and programming
  • Liaison with the Virginia Division of Engineering and Buildings
  • Preliminary cost estimating