Physical and Capital Planning (P&CP)
Physical and Capital Planning staff oversees all activities associated with planning, financing, gaining approval for construction of new facilities and the Repair and Rehabilitation Program. In addition, the Director of P&CP is responsible for maintaining an up-to-date inventory and assessment of all physical facilities and ensuring that all capital processes are evolving toward a more efficient and sustainable campus. The responsibility of the P&CP staff is to:
Physical & Capital Planning (P&CP) reports to the Office of the Treasurer at Purdue University. We serve our clients through quality planning and professional support throughout the capital planning process to support effective stewardship of the University's physical assets.
Our department is comprised of the following areas which, together, serve the University community’s facilities planning needs:
To create and sustain facilities that are safe, functional and meet the architectural vision for the campus. Our work entails preplanning and design of new facilities, renovation of existing facilities, planning new uses of university lands and the selection of site features including sculptures, monuments, memorials and exterior art work. This mission is guided by the University Master Plan and is in accordance with the University Strategic Plan that is approved by the President and Board of Trustees. All development is subject to the by-laws of the University and statutes of the State of Indiana that pertain to capital projects. Integral to our mission is to develop a campus that unifies Purdue University, the City of West Lafayette and Tippecanoe County.
Physical & Capital Planning is responsible for planning and oversight of the long-range physical development for each of the campuses within the Purdue University system. All initial plans for campus development, including planning studies and conceptual designs for new buildings, major remodeling, site development and any site features are processed through this area.
Campus design standards for architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, ADA compliance and/or related disciplines are established and maintained by our staff. Our senior staff reviews all projects and collaborates with staff from Project Management and Construction (PM&C) and Energy, Engineering and Sustainability (EES) to ensure compliance with campus standards.
Physical & Capital Planning collaborates with local municipalities and state agencies on planning and information management projects that benefit the Purdue system and its neighboring communities.
For projects throughout the University system that require the consulting services of professional architects or engineers and where a formal selection process is required by the Board of Trustees, P&CP is responsible for the design/engineering consultant selection process.
Physical & Capital Planning supports sustainable design and construction and is working to incorporate sustainable practices into all University capital projects.
The LEED AP BD+C credential provides a standard for professionals participating in the design and construction phases of high-performance, healthful, durable, affordable and environmentally sound commercial, institutional, and high-rise residential buildings. The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) created this specialty credential to denote practical knowledge of the Green Building Design + Construction LEED rating systems: LEED for New Construction, LEED for Schools and LEED for Core & Shell.