uga                  FACILITIES   PLANNING  &   DESIGN                                                          

Planning                                   Tactics for Success

For Best Results Do This: 

Conduct Focused, Strategic, and Concept  Planning Activities

Educational Organizations
Health Care Organizations,

Public and Independent Schools, &
Public and Private Agencies,

With Emphasis on

Community & Stakeholder Involvement,

Resulting in

Goals for Specifications,
Concept Design,
Keys to Architect Selection,
Schematic Design, &
Capital Funding.

  Emphasize Collaborative Planning With



Tactics & Strategies for Planning a People-Friendly, Sustainable Environment

 7 Basic Phases  in Educational Planning & Design:

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 type of work activities or program does this organization engage in?
4. Facilities Evaluation > Do we remodel, retrofit, or build a new structure?  
5. Programming > How do we tie the physical environment 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 value engineering help us build to accommodate "green principles"? 
7.  Design > What are the steps in designing a "green," people-friendly facility? 

Planning built Environments

Focus on appropriate strategies to lead and inform stakeholders and owners about appropriate goals for concept design -  goals that ensure high quality, people-friendly, sustainable facilities.

 Clients may be taught how the design of built environments influences work, recreation, and learning outcomes.

Understanding the basics of
project management is a learning goal for Educational Planners.

Planning activities should be led by qualified planners.....

  Look for people that have been trained in
planning physical environments, and that have knowledge of the organization for which the planning is to be accomplished!