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.

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.

Members

  • Tom Satterly, Associate VP for Facilities Management
  • Jean Jenes, President's Office
  • Brett Anderson, Special Assistant to the President (President's Office)
  • Jean Christman, Office of General Counsel
  • Tom Milligan, VP for External Relations
  • Elias Martinez, Assistant VP of Brand Strategy (Office of the VP for External Relations)
  • Dan Bush, Provost’s Office
  • Christa Johnson, Associate Vice President for Research (Office of VP for Research)
  • Ellen Fisher, Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives (Office of VP for Research)
  • Rudy Garcia, Senior Associate VP for University Advancement
  • Mike Ellis, Executive Director of the Lory Student Center (Office of VP for Student Affairs)
  • Jamie McCue, Academic Computing and Networking Services
  • Dave Carpenter, College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Ernie MacQuiddy, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Mark Ritschard, College of Engineering
  • Alex Bernasek, College of Liberal Arts
  • Mark Paschke, College of Natural Resources
  • James Sites, College of Natural Sciences
  • Bob Kaempfe, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Monica Latham, College Liaison Department of CSU Libraries
  • ASCSU Representative
  • Edit Szalai, Administrative Professional Council (Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology)
  • Stacey Baumgarn, Classified Personnel Council (Facilities Management)

Ex-Officio

  • Doug Max, Athletics
  • Mike Rush, University Architect, Facilities Management
  • Fred Haberecht, University Planner, Facilities Management
  • Rose Kreston, Student Disability Center
  • Dave Bradford, Parking and Transportation Services
  • Scott Harris, University Police Department
  • Steve Burn, Central Receiving
  • Dell Rae Ciaravola, Risk & Public Safety Manager for Department of External Relations
  • Jason Holland, City Planner, Community Development and Neighborhood Services for the City of Fort Collins

Meetings

Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month from 9:30–11:00 a.m. in the Lory Student Center.