Facilities Planning, Design, and Sustainability For:

Health Care Organizations,
Public and Independent Schools, &
Public and Private Agencies.


Strategies for Community &
Stakeholder Involvement in Planning and Design, Current Technical Knowledge Relative to Building Science and Management, Information on How to Create Green Buildings, Relevant Research Concerning the Influence of Facilities on Human Behavior and Attitude, & Emphasis on Excellent HR Skills.

Resulting in:

Professionals with the knowledge and ability to plan, design, and manage facilities, estimate population demand for certain types of facilities, justify space needs, set goals for specifications, apply technology in planning, design, and management, develop concept design, assist architects with schematic design, plan capital funding, plan and oversee construction, remodel or renovate facilities, quote construction projects, interface with vendors and contractors, read and understand construction drawings, and effectively use software required in the facilities planning, design, and management profession.

Job Listings:

Employment Opportunities

Every School Facilities Manager Should Know These Steps:

Basic Phases:

1.  Needs Assessment > Regarding people-friendly environments, where is the organization?  Where should it be?
2. Population Forecasting > Do we need a long-range client population forecast or a five-year projection? 
3. Program Evaluation > What types of work activities or program does this organization need?
4. Facilities Evaluation > Do we remodel, retrofit, or build a new structure?  
5. Programming > How do we tie the facility and program together for the betterment of workers and clients?
6. Goals for Design >  What types of work or learning spaces are needed?   How will facilities engineering help us build to accommodate "green principles"? 
7.  Design > What are the steps in designing a "green," people-friendly facility? 

In General, all planning activities should be led by qualified planners.

For Health Care, Business, and Recreation:  Qualified planners are people that have been trained in facility planning, design, and management with knowledge of the organization for which the planning is accomplished! 

For Education:  Qualified planners are educators who
have been trained in educational facility planning! 

The existing SDPL program can train and educates students with majors in health care, business, engineering, industry, architecture, science, public policy, recreation, and education.  The program emphasizes the basic principles of how to plan, design, and manage a facility.