What We Do

Space & Capital Planning works with campus and Medical Center partners in the development of capital projects for the annual updates to the ten-year Capital Financial Plan and the Annual Budget for State Capital Improvements. The group coordinates with the Office of the President and the Chancellor’s Office on compliance and other issues to ensure success of capital proposals, leads the development of Project Planning Guides for capital projects, collaborates on proposed policy and process revisions, and provides information required by State agencies. Additionally, Space & Capital Planning provides analysis of space utilization and coordinates the process for space requests.

  • Space Requests

    The Space & Capital Planning unit is responsible for analyzing space requests and making recommendations to the Chancellor on reallocation. Requests for space should first be assessed within the department to determine if the department can solve its own space need. If not, the head of the department should then contact their Dean, Vice Chancellor (VC) or Medical Center CEO to request space from within school or division resources. If the need cannot be solved from within resources of the school or division, the Dean, VC or Medical Center CEO should then make a written request for space to the Chancellor.

  • Capital Plan
    The staff in the Space & Capital Planning unit prepares 10-year Capital Plans for both State-funded and non-State funded major projects. The staff develops these capital plans on an annual basis, working closely in coordination with leadership from the four Professional Schools (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy), Medical Center, Finance, Real Estate Services, Capital Programs, Facilities Management, Campus Life Services, and Budget & Resource Management. State-funded projects at UCSF tend to include seismic & life-safety building improvements and modernization of aging infrastructures. Non-State funded projects include construction or renovation of built space for health sciences academic functions and support; infrastructure; auxiliary enterprises and fee-supported facilities; and the UCSF Medical Center. Non-State funded projects are funded from auxiliary revenue, campus equity, gifts, debt, and other non-State sources. The Capital Plan is updated annually and submitted to the Office of the President, which incorporates the Capital Plan in a Systemwide report to the University of California Regents.