The Planning unit within Facilities Management's Planning, Design and Construction is responsible for the initial planning documents for construction and renovation projects, space allocations and other efforts. Planning includes the real estate, space management, and sustainability offices.


To work as a team to provide quality planning for construction projects, space allocations, and other efforts to better inform, report, and coordinate construction efforts to support the University's goals.

VISION:UNC Charlotte Campus Aerial View 2014

  • A proficient, responsive, and adaptive team
  • Campus leader in the programming and estimating process
  • Provide professional recommendations and data to decision makers
  • Provide high quality services in a collaborative manner

​Project Planning

Facilities Planning follows the Campus Master Plan as a guide for growth. Further, sector studies provide focused planning for specific areas of campus. The Facilities Planning team consults with campus customers and administrative staff to prepare pre-programming and early estimates of probable costs prior to hiring a Design team. Once a Design team is hired, Facilities Planning leads the process and provides the early data. Capital Construction takes responsibility of the project during the schematic design.

UNC Board of Governors 2014 Update of Millennial Campus

UNC Charlotte Millennial Campus 2014 Boundary Revisions

​Space Planning Services

The Facilities Planning department provides space planning and layout design services as part of the University’s integrated campus space management program.  The Facilities Planning team:

  • Helps maintain the database cataloging all space used by the University.
  • Provides space usage information for University owned and leased buildings.
  • Collects building documentation reflecting existing conditions including drawings and specifications.
  • Assists users in retrieving building information as needed.
  • Conducts an inventory and assesses existing space usage.
  • Translates requirements into space solution options.
  • Analyzes current space layout to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Assists in the development of programming documents for the design and construction of new space or renovation of existing space.