Departments

Facilities Planning

The Facilities Planning department provides a long-term perspective on University space with respect to its development, use and management.  The department identifies ways to put all University space resources to their "highest and best use." It also defines and negotiate space exchanges between University departments and groups.

The space planning and programming groups provide early stage coordination and advice on complex capital projects to make sure key elements work together to fulfill the projects' purposes and needs such as:

  • Project definition
  • Programming
  • Legal approvals
  • Real estate negotiations
  • Major design decisions
  • Major operating decisions

The Space Information group keeps track of all University space, except at CUMC, on computerized (CAD) floor plans and linked databases. CAD plans, space assignment, occupancy and square footage information are available to Facilities personnel and other authorized University users. For information requests please complete the web request form at http://www.facil.columbia.edu/spaceinfo/. Detailed campus and neighborhood maps are also available on CAD.

Construction and engineering drawings are filed in CUF's Plan Room. Access can be arranged through Janet Grapengeter at jg3322@columbia.edu.