It is understood and recognized that the term planning refers to a continuous process which has its justification within the institutional mission; its refinement in the academic plans; and its physical expression in property, facilities, and space. The planning process is comprehensive and involves the interrelated activities of acquisition, lease, apportionment, use, utilization, and sale of real property; the design, construction, renovation, apportionment, location, use, utilization, and removal of facilities erected thereon; and the assessment, assignment, modification, reassignment, and general stewardship of the space contained within those facilities.
CPSM performs the following master planning services:
Comprehensive Master Plan – CPSM manages maintenance and revisions of the Comprehensive Campus Master Plan, adopted in June 2002, for the main campus; and development and maintenance of master plans for other properties, as necessary, to serve as frameworks for the preservation of existing assets and for guiding physical development;
The Image and Character of Auburn University Guidelines – CPSM provides interpretation and preservation of The Image and Character of Auburn University Guidelines for the main campus; and development, interpretation, and preservation of image and character guidelines for other properties, as appropriate;
Landscape Master Plan – CPSM is managing the development of a campus landscape master plan with guidelines for design and maintenance of landscape, plant materials, tree management, irrigation, hardscape, exterior furniture, bicycle racks, trash containers, exterior signage, and exterior lighting;
Capital Projects Plan – CPSM assists in the development and maintenance of the University Capital Projects Plan and guidelines for identification, classification, and prioritization of capital projects;
Deferred Maintenance Plan – CPSM assists in the development and maintenance of the University Deferred Maintenance Plan and guidelines for identification, classification, and prioritization of deferred maintenance projects;
Master Plan/Capital Projects Request – CPSM prepares the annual Facilities Master Plan/Capital Projects Request to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education;
Design Guidelines – CPSM manages the development and maintenance of guidelines for the design of buildings and space at the main campus and other properties, as appropriate;
Committees - assistance and advice to planning committee; design review boards, and building committees appointed by the President.