Welcome to Capital Planning and Development
To more closely align the department name with its mission, Facilities Development and Capital Budget is changing its name to Capital Planning and Development. The department's mission "to bring Western’s strategic plan to physical reality through sustainable planning, budgeting, and development" remains the same, as do all services offered. The name change should also help distinguish the department from Facilities Management, reducing confusion about services offered by each department.
We look forward to continuing to support Western's mission and serve the campus community.
Carver Renovation Achieves LEED Gold
The Carver Academic Renovation project, completed in August 2017, has just been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification by the US Green Building Council. The building and site designs maximize open space and emphasize comfortable and healthy interior spaces for building occupants.
Sustainable features include LED lighting throughout the facility, a green roof at the second level, motion sensor lighting control, recycling and reuse of materials, energy use optimization, use of green power, low flow water fixtures, water efficient landscape design, variable speed motors, low VOC materials, reuse of an existing facility, and a comprehensive alternative transportation plan.
Multicultural Center Wins Award of Excellence
Western’s Multicultural Center, new home of the Ethnic Student Center, AS Student Advocacy and Identity Resource Centers, and Multicultural Student Services, has won an Award of Excellence from the Association of College Unions International. The expansion combined the Multicultural Center, Viking Union, Bookstore, Multipurpose Room and KUGS within one building that honors and supports the University’s growing diverse population and engages the campus to better understand multiple cultures.
Congratulations to everyone who worked on this remarkable, collaborative project!
Construction Continues on Two Public Works Projects
On-site construction activities on Western’s two large public works projects, the New Residence Hall and Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB), were put on hold per Gov. Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 20-25.
A thorough review by Western officials has determined that both projects meet the criteria for continuing work established in the Proclamation, provided appropriate workplace safety procedures are established. With those procedures now in place, the University has authorized work to continue on both the New Residence Hall and the Interdisciplinary Science Building.