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Our Purpose

Campus Planning focuses on the University's long-range planning and the capital development functions of the University's Facilities Management organization as a balanced counterpart to the project-related functions of Campus Design & Construction.

The Campus Planning team guides campus development in a way that gives physical form to the University's mission, vision, and programs through the effective use of human, environmental, and financial resources.

Meet the Team


Andrew King

Associate Director, Campus Planning

Sue Pope

Open Space Manager

Charles Shepherd

Cultural Resources Manager

John Close

Campus Planner

Planning Standards

Cultural Resources

What are "Cultural Resources?"

Cultural resources include buildings, sites, districts, structures, or objects having archaeological, architectural, cultural, historical, or scientific importance, which are eligible for or listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Campus Planning provides cultural resource coordination for the University of Utah with various State and Federal agencies as well as local preservation advocacy organizations. Campus Planning is responsible for watching over, identifying, preserving, and protecting cultural resources that exist on campus in a manner consistent with the attainment of the University's missions and goals.

Cultural Resource Management Standards

Make a Potential Cultural Resource Discovery on Campus?

If you have any reason to believe you've come across a cultural resource discovery on campus, please contact Charles Shepherd with Campus Planning at 801-581-6874.

State Office Links

Historic Building Information

A joint effort between the University of Utah and the Utah State Historical Society was a campus-wide survey conducted by historic preservation students in 1997. The survey and research focused on buildings that have a construction date of 1947 or earlier, the traditional 50-year cutoff period used by the National Register. A portion of the information was incorporated into a website as a Department of Communication class project.

Fort Douglas: A Brief History and Walking Tour

The University of Utah and the State Historic Preservation Office have partnered to create a complimentary booklet that covers the Historic Fort Douglas area. This booklet is available to view and download at the button below.

Historical Photo Gallery

Plans, Documents and Studies



Completed Projects

Ken Garff Red Zone at Rice-Eccles Stadium

Latest Updates: What’s Happening? The historic expansion of Rice-Eccles Stadium is underway. With the addition of the Ken Garff Red Zone and the closing of the south end zone, this exciting project will further the mission of the football program, the athletics department and the University. This expansion project is focused on the south end […]

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Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers

Hunstman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah is pleased to announce a major hospital expansion: The Kathryn F. Kirk Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care and Women’s Cancers at HCI. The new patient care facility will extend from the north end of HCI’s buildings on the campus of the U of U in Salt […]

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The Purpose of Facilities Management Review Committee

FMRC serves the campus community by reviewing all proposed modifications to the campus environment. Examples include external displays, large signage or banners, or student projects funded through grants or department initiatives. The committee addresses questions of project implementation while considering the impact in terms of safety, design, accessibility, and overall fit in to the campus master plan.

Who Serves on FMRC?

FMRC is made up of representatives from Facilities Management, PDC, Space Planning, Environmental Health & Safety, and Hospital Facilities and Engineering.

Upload For Review

This will be the location to upload items for review, like site plans and project descriptions, if possible. Working with UMC to find a solution for this.