Students in the FPDS Program Learn
How to Conduct Focused,
Strategic, and Concept
Independent Schools, &
and Private Agencies,
With Emphasis on
& Stakeholder Involvement,
Keys to Architect
The FPDM Program
Emphasizes Collaborative Planning With Stakeholders.
learn through apprenticeship how
to participate in Advanced Planning as consultants.
the FPDS Program Study Tactics & Strategies for Planning
a People-Friendly, Sustainable Environment
vital asset in planning is the ability to inform
complexities of planning a facility or remodeling an existing
structure. Within this context they learn how to conduct &
participate in PRE
DESIGN and PRE-PLANNING ACTIVITIES.
Students in the FPDS Program study
the dynamics, details, & necessary responses associated with the 7
basic Phases in Environmental
Assessment > Regarding people-friendly
environments, where is the organization? Where should it
Forecasting > Do
we need a long range client population
forecast or a five-year projection?
> What type of work activities or program does this
organization engage in?
> Do we remodel, retrofit, or
build a new
Programming > How do
we tie the physical environment and
program together for the betterment of workers and clients?
> What types of work or learning spaces are
will value engineering help us build to accommodate "green
> What are the steps in designing
Makes up 25% of the Program.
Program prepares students to work effectively
organizations that are planning built Environments
strategies to lead and inform
owners about appropriate goals for concept design - goals that
quality, people-friendly, sustainable facilities.
The FPDS Program teaches participants how the design of built
influences work, recreation, and learning outcomes.
Understanding the basics of project
management is a learning goal of the FPDS
Students learn that planning
activities should be led by
Those students that are also
educators can become qualified planners through
training in the
Students that have experience
and education in health care, business, industry, and recreation study,
train, and complete a practicum
in their respective area before they can qualify as planners.
candidates for the job market are people that have been
trained in planning
that have knowledge
which the planning is to be
The University of
Georgia's FPDS Program is
prepared to train students in the process for planning environments for
work, learning, and recreation.