Campus Master Planning and Development

Facilities Planning, Design & Construction has the primary responsibility for developing and implementing the campus master plan. The campus master plan is the mandatory documentation of all current and planned development for the campus and the comprehensive strategy for accomplishing those plans. See, Campus Master Plan for details.

Planning Duties

  • Oversees the long-range physical plan from concept planning through build-out.
  • Prepares environmental impact reports and space programs for all master planned projects.
  • Maintains mapping and site data.
  • Prepares schematic plans for new construction and major renovation in consultation with campus consulting architects to assure compliance with aesthetic and functional standards and alignment with the master plan.
  • Works with the CSU Office of Capital Planning, Design and Construction to forecast and secure funding for campus development.
  • Hosts and reports to the Campus Development Committee (University Senate) and prepares agenda items on issues of campus development.

To propose agenda items, contact Facilities Planning, Design & Construction at 619-594-5224 or E-mail:

Imperial Valley Campus (IVC) Master Plan

The Imperial Valley Campus (IVC) Master Plan was developed by the SDSU office of Facilities Planning, Design & Construction in cooperation with IVC administration and regional agencies. It is based on the same parameters of enrollment management and site development as the main campus master plan.

The Facilities Planning, Design & Construction office at the San Diego campus developed the master plan for the renovation and build-out of IVC. The plan advocated continuing California mission-style architecture.

In 1990 a major capital construction project implemented this plan. The resulting campus consists of intimately scaled, functionally specific buildings situated around a large courtyard, featuring enhanced paving, landscaping, lighting and other unifying architectural elements. Gifts from the San Diego campus of a new bell tower for the heart of the campus, and the restoration of a vintage Work Projects Administration lantern for the entry portal provide collegiate ties between the two campuses. Continued enrollment growth signals the need for further campus development to expand the current capacity and to enhance the curriculum.