The role of the Division of Academic and Space Planning is to integrate broad and long-term academic considerations into facilities planning, in accordance with the 2020 Long Range Development Plan.

Campus partners in this work include the highly capable team in facilities planning and management led by the Berkeley Real Estate Office and the Chief Financial Officer, Rosemary Rae.

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Key Campus Facilities Policies and Guidelines



Key Campus Committees:


  • Space Assignment and Capital Improvements Committee: This committee, chaired by the Vice Provost, reviews and evaluates the use of space and requests for space, determines or recommends space reassignments, and develops and advises the campus administration on plans and policies for use of existing space and for capital improvements needed for the Berkeley campus.
    To achieve these goals, SACI:

    • Advises the administration on individual proposals for major and minor capital improvement projects and recommends priorities for the campus’s Capital Improvement Program.
    • Makes final decisions on most minor space matters and presents recommendations to the Chancellor for final approval if the resources involved are large.
    • Has two standing subcommittees (Honorific Namings and Public Outdoor Art Installations) and a number of ad hoc subcommittees. Building space subcommittees are established to review space issues in multi-unit buildings and recommend internal building space reassignments.
    • For major capital project proposals, appoints Academic Effect Study subcommittees (also known as Program subcommittees) from faculty nominated by the Senate to examine and advise on such proposals at an early stage in their development.
    • administers the campus’s Temporary Building Policy, receives presentations on project designs, and provides advice on a variety of issues related to space.
    • is composed of faculty, ex officiosenate members, administrators, and has one graduate student member and one undergraduate student member.
    • meets twice a semester.

If your department has a space need that cannot be met within assigned divisional resources, please direct your request to the Vice Provost for Academic & Space Planning for evaluation and further consideration. Requests for the assignment of additional space should conform to campus standards for space allocation.

  • The SACI Subcommittee on Naming The subcommittee advises the Vice Provost on naming submissions advanced for formal consideration. If you wish to propose a campus space be named either in recognition of a gift or in honor of an esteemed contribution to the University, please submit a formal proposal to the Vice Provost.  The guidelines for framing such nominations provide the criteria for various categories of nominations.
  • SACI Subcommittee on Public Art – Proposed installations of outdoor art and permanent indoor art shall be properly reviewed to ensure they are appropriate for the campus, comply with University policies, and are placed in suitable locations. The Campus Landscape Architect typically develops proposals that meet the goals of the Landscape Master Plan and should be engaged prior to proposal submission. The Subcommittee on Public Art reviews all proposed installations and provides recommendations to SACI.


  • Capital Projects Committee (CPC) Oversee the campus’s formal priority setting process. The Vice Provost serves on this committee, which develops an analytical framework for prioritization and a related template that will be used by any project owner who wishes to propose a new project.


  • Capital Renewal Committee (CRC) The Capital Renewal Committee reports to the Capital Projects Committee (CPC), and is charged with identifying and prioritizing capital renewal and infrastructure needs, including the formulation of an annual program of investments for incorporation into the campus’ annual update of its ten-year capital plan. The Vice Provost serves as a member of this committee.



Facilities Program Committees:


The general charge to Facility Program Committees involves working with affected campus departments, facilities planning and management, and the project’s architect and consultants to guide the planning and design of new and substantially refurbished buildings within an approved scope, budget, and schedule. The Program Committee will also work with the project manager and architect to deliver the building within the project’s defined budget and scope.

Current Program Committees include: