Committee on Facilities & Campus Planning

The Committee on Facilities and Campus Planning shall consist of the President, ex officio, and nine other members, at least five of whom shall be current members of the Corporation. At least one member from each of the committees on Academic Affairs, Budget and Finance, and Campus Life shall serve on the Committee on Facilities and Campus Planning.

The Committee shall keep itself fully and currently informed concerning all matters relating of the physical resources, facilities, infrastructure, landscaping, campus planning and aesthetic development of the University, and shall advise the President and the Corporation on strategic physical planning matters. 

 

The Specific Duties of the Committee Include the Following:

  • The Committee shall, on a periodic basis, review and make recommendations for changes to the University Campus Master Plan, and shall consider and approve recommendations for changes brought forth by the administration. 
  • The Committee shall be responsible for recommending to the Corporation the siting of a new building and the demolition of an existing building.
  • The Committee shall be responsible for approving the final selection of architects for major capital projects based on the recommendation of the Sub-Committee on Design Review.
  • The Committee shall review the overall Campus physical assets and infrastructure on a periodic basis, and provide oversight for facility renewal, space utilization and campus utility infrastructure, including information technology infrastructure.
  • The Committee shall review the University’s comprehensive plans for parking and transportation on a periodic basis as they relate to the overall master plan for the campus.  
  • The Committee shall review on a periodic basis the University’s progress toward meeting its Carbon Reduction goals and Energy Conservation and sustainability strategic plan. 
  • The Committee shall review on a periodic basis the University’s construction management procedures and methods of bidding to ensure maximum value.
  • The Committee shall, through its standing Sub-Committee on Real Estate and Development, be responsible for making recommendations to the Corporation regarding the acquisition and disposition of real estate.
  • The Committee shall, through its standing Sub-committee on Public Art, be responsible for encouraging and approving the placement of public art on campus. 

The Committee on Facilities and Campus Planning shall be staffed by the Executive Vice President for Finance & Administration, the Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy and the Vice President for Facilities Management.

Sub-Committee on Real Estate and Development

The Committee on Facilities & Design shall have a standing Sub-Committee on Real Estate and Development. The Sub-Committee shall consist of the President, ex officio, and at least three other members at least one of whom shall be an active member of the Corporation and at least two of whom shall be active members of the Committee on Facilities and Campus Planning. A chairperson of the Sub-Committee shall be designated annually by the Chair of the Committee on Facilities and Campus Planning. The Sub-Committee shall perform such duties as may be designated to it from time to time by the Committee on Facilities and Campus Planning, including matters relating to real estate, such as acquisition, disposition, future planning and long term strategy with respect to development and/or use of real estate, owned or to be acquired by either Brown University or Farview, Inc., including geographic areas on and off the College Hill campus and or as may be designated by the Corporation as being of strategic interest to the University. The Sub-Committee shall work closely with the Committee on Budget & Finance on matters relating to the capital plan and financing for acquisitions, leases, and divestments. From time to time, with input and recommendation from the Administration, the Sub-Committee shall review and update existing University Real Estate policies and procedures. 

The Sub-Committee shall make recommendations regarding the acquisition and disposition of real estate and other matters to the Advisory & Executive Committee, the Corporation, and/or the President as appropriate. 

The Sub-Committee shall be staffed by the Executive Vice President for Finance & Administration, the Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy and the Director of Real Estate.

 

Sub-Committee on Design Review

The Committee on Facilities and Campus Planning shall have a standing Sub-Committee on Design Review. The Sub-Committee shall consist of the President, ex officio, and four other members appointed by the Chair of Facilities and Campus Planning, at least three of whom shall be active members of the Committee on Facilities and Campus Planning. The Chair of the Facilities and Campus Planning committee may also at her/his discretion engage the services of a professional architecture advisor to assist the subcommittee in their work, and may invite additional members to serve on the committee on an ad hoc basis as needed.

The Sub-Committee on Design Review shall be charged with the oversight of the planning for major capital projects (defined by the project delivery process (PDP) as Category 1 projects). The Sub-Committee shall also be responsible for conducting the interview and selection processes for architects for major capital projects and presenting a recommended architect for such projects to the Committee on Facilities and Campus Planning for final approval. The Sub-Committee shall review and approve preliminary schematic designs and exterior material selections for Category 1 projects. The Sub-Committee shall review and advise on designs for Category 2 projects.

A Chairperson of the Sub-Committee shall be designated annually by the Chair of the Committee on Facilities and Campus Planning. 

The Sub-Committee shall be staffed by the Executive Vice President for Finance & Administration, the Executive Vice President for Planning and Policy and the Vice President for Facilities Management.

 

Sub-Committee on Public Art

The Committee on Facilities and Campus Planning shall have a standing Sub-Committee on Public Art. The Sub-Committee shall consist of the President, ex officio, and between four and six members appointed by the Chair of Facilities and Campus Planning, at least two of whom shall be active members of the Committee on Facilities and Campus Planning. The Sub-Committee shall be charged with the identification of the appropriate works of art and the identification of its locations on campus. The Sub-Committee recommends the commissioning of works of art, such as sculpture and landmark plaques for specific sites on campus. The Sub-Committee proposes special exhibitions for temporary installations of public art and advises on protecting, preserving, and interpreting public art on campus. A Chairperson of the Sub-Committee shall be designated annually by the Chair of the Committee on Facilities and Campus Planning. Members of the Sub-Committee may include members of the faculty, and staff at the discretion of the chair.

The Sub-Committee shall be staffed by the Vice President for Facilities Management.