Physical Development Committee (PDC)

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The Physical Development Committee (PDC) is a representative body of the University. The committee, in conjunction with the Associate Vice President of Facilities Management, acts as an advisory body to the University through the Vice President of University Operations. The committee is primarily tactical in perspective, concerned with the physical environment of Colorado State University's campuses, where function, aesthetic quality, and physical character intermix to create a desirable and inspirational atmosphere for students and employees.

PDC provides recommendations for the following areas:

  • The Campus Experience
    • Recommend and maintain established design criteria within which CSU can develop our campuses aesthetically, including attention to wayfinding, signage/graphics, and site furnishings.
  • Accessibility
    • Recommend and maintain criteria for within which CSU can develop inclusive and safe access on our campuses for all students, employees, and visitors. Examples include attention to campus circulation (pedestrian, bike, and vehicle transit), lighting, policy related to access, etc.
  • Building names
    • Review and make recommendations on proposals submitted concerning generic naming or renaming of CSU facilities and locations.
  • Water Resource Management
    • Review current and proposed uses of University owned and operated water resources and make recommendations for its management.
  • Facilities Standards
    • Coordinate with Facilities Management for involvement with the construction standards. These standards should be approved and supported by the Physical Development Committee.
  • University Public Art Collection
    • The University Public Art Committee (UPAC) is a subcommittee of the Physical Development Committee. For more information, visit UPAC’s webpage.
  • Protection of Historic Properties
    • Make recommendations for the control of properties considered to be of historical significance to the University.

Recommendations are presented to the Vice President of University Operations for review, implementation, or other action. That office will seek approval of the president, governing board, state level offices, etc., as required.

Have an agenda item or a concern that needs to be addressed at the PDC? Please contact Fred Haberecht at 970-491-0162. For meeting specifics such as  location, agenda, or minutes, please scroll down to the bottom of this page or contact Julia Innes at 970-491-0180.

Resources

Building Name Change Form

Campus Planning & Design Philosophy Guidelines

Membership

The membership of this committee brings together multiple areas of expertise for making sound recommendations. Each member of the committee is responsible for reporting the activities of this committee to their particular constituency. The Associate Vice President of Facilities Management is the Chair of the committee. The Chair and Facilities Management support staff establish the PDC agenda, schedule the meetings, produce, and maintain committee records. The committee may invite other University personnel to participate in meetings for additional pertinent input as appropriate.

PDC 2020-21 Term

  • Stacey Baumgarn, Facilities Management (On behalf of Classified Personnel Council)
  • Yolanda Bevill, Vice President for University Communications
  • Dave Bradford, Parking and Transportation Services
  • Aaron Buckley, Parking & Transportation Services (On behalf of Administrative Professional Council)
  • Steve Burn, Central Receiving
  • Michael Carolan, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dave Carpenter, College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Jean Christman, Office of General Counsel
  • Dell Rae Ciaravola, Risk & Public Safety Manager for University Communications
  • Sue Doe, English (On behalf of Faculty Council)
  • Mike Ellis, Executive Director of the Lory Student Center (Office of VP for Student Affairs)
  • Ellen Fisher, Assistant VP for Strategic Initiatives (Office of VP for Research)
  • Rudy Garcia, Senior Associate VP for University Advancement
  • Fred Haberecht, University Planner, Facilities Management
  • Jason Holland, City Planner, Community Development and Neighborhood Services for the City of Fort Collins
  • Susan James, VP Faculty Affairs (On behalf of the Provost Office)
  • Christa Johnson, Associate VP for Research (Office of VP for Research)
  • Bob Kaempfe, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Tim Kemp, Assistant Director for Engineering and Capital Construction, Facilities Management
  • Linda Krier, Office of VP for Diversity
  • Monica Latham, College Liaison Department of CSU Libraries
  • Doug Max, Athletics
  • Jamie McCue, Academic Computing and Networking Services
  • Tonie Miyamoto, President's Sustainability Commission
  • Nik Olsen, President's Office
  • Mark Paschke, College of Natural Resources
  • Ed Peyronnin, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Ali Raza, Campus Activities
  • Mark Ritschard, College of Engineering
  • Mike Rush, University Architect, Facilities Management
  • Darin Sanders, Creative Services
  • Tom Satterly, Associate VP for Facilities Management
  • Sophia Shepp, ASCSU Director of Environmental Affairs
  • Kathy Sisneros, Assistant VP Student Affairs (On behalf of the Student Disability Center)
  • James Sites, College of Natural Sciences
  • Dustin Vinzant, University Police Department

Meetings

Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month from 9:30–11:00 a.m. in the Lory Student Center. While the CSU community works to keep us safe from COVID-19, we will meet virtually through Microsoft Teams rather than in a large, in-person group.

Minutes & Presentations

2019-2020 Meetings

2020-07-17 - Minutes, Presentation

2020-06-19 - Minutes, Presentation

2020-02-21 - Minutes, Presentation on Solar, Presentation on Starship Robots

2019-12-20 - Minutes, Presentation on West Elizabeth Corridor, Presentation on Construction Impacts (see SOURCE for current construction info)

2019-09-20 - Minutes, Presentation