The Planning Office has campus-wide responsibility for long-range development plans, space management, analytical studies, capital planning, sustainable physical and community planning, and campus building and landscape design. Major functions of the Office are as follows:
- Creates and maintains design standards for land and facilities supporting Mānoa programs which incorporate principles of sustainability and environmental responsibility.
- Develops and administers long range physical development plans for the campus as well as lands external to the campus supporting UH Mānoa programs.
- Conducts analyses of institutional plans, academic agendas, and major policies to anticipate future directions affecting long-term physical facility requirements for the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
- Provides leadership in creating and implementing a comprehensive environmental and energy policy in support of the Campus’ strategic sustainability goals.
- Works in partnership with campus groups to incorporate sustainability principles into the planning, design, operational, and educational framework of the institution.
- Engages students, faculty, and staff in gaining understanding of our current patterns of facilities use and consequent impacts and opportunities.
- Manages the allocation and reallocation of space on campus to operating units.
- Maintains a database of institutional information supporting the space and physical planning functions of the campus.
- Provides data analysis in support of the space allocation and physical planning functions of the campus.