Physical Planning, Development & Operations (PPDO) is comprised of the newly combined resources of three, well-established departments on campus; Physical Planning & Construction, Physical Plant and Capital Planning & Space Management.

  • Physical Planning & Construction has long supported the UCSC academic vision by managing and overseeing all physical planning, design and construction from a single sidewalk to the expansive, new Coastal Biology Building.
  • Physical Plant Services keeps it all running by managing and maintaining our buildings and infrastructure, custodial services, grounds and road services, refuse and recycling.
  • Capital Planning includes working with campus stakeholders from the concept of a capital project on programming and project financial feasibility, as well as preparing the annual Capital Financial Plan (CFP) for Regents' acceptance.

  • Space Management includes aiding in the management of space, ensuring Principles of Space Management are observed, providing the campus with analyses to aid decisions regarding major capital projects and other campus planning endeavors, and managing information on the utilization of space, particularly utilization of classrooms and class labs.

PPDO is ultimately a service department, providing the services each one of its units has long delivered to campus but with a new energy and a shared vision. For more information about our staff, click below to view PPDO’s org charts: