What We Do

The Physical Planning unit is responsible for overseeing land use planning for all UCSF campus sites, including Parnassus Heights, Mount Zion and Mission Bay, and site selection for major new construction projects and campus expansion. Included within the unit's broad scope of responsibility is master planning, landscape planning, signage, maintenance of the campus' Long Range Development Plan, and oversight of planning studies related to land use and design guidelines set forth in the Long Range Development Plan. The Physical Planning unit also prepares required environmental documentation for construction and major renovation projects to ensure compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act.

  • The LRDP guides the University’s physical development to support its mission of advancing health worldwide. The 2014 LRDP guides the University’s growth through 2035, and was approved by the Board of Regents of the University of California in November 2014. It reflects the culmination of five years of planning, including extensive consultation both within UCSF and with UCSF’s neighbors.

  • The LRDP EIR provides a program-level analysis of the proposed 2014 LRDP, as well as project-level analysis for a number of specific 2014 LRDP development proposals where greater project detail is available. The Board of Regents of the University of California certified the Final LRDP EIR in November 2014.

  • The EIR provides a program-level analysis of the proposed 2014 RDP, as well as project-level analysis for a number of specific 2014 LRDP development proposals where greater project detail was available. The Board of Regents of the University of California certified the Final EIR at their November 2014 meeting.

  • The Physical Design Framework is a companion document to the LRDP which provides clear and consistent planning and design principles to guide the development of physical facilities at all UCSF sites.

  • UCSF Campus Administrative Policy 600-20 establishes guidelines for the creation, installation, and maintenance of campus signs. The policy was created to ensure that campus signage meets requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to establish a consistent identity for UCSF throughout all of its campus sites, and to assure consistency in campus sign systems. The policy applies to all UCSF entities, including the Medical Center, and to all campus sites. Policy 600-20 can be found on the UCSF Administrative Policy Website. Compliance with the policy is mandatory.