Planning, Design & Construction

A Department of Campus Planning and Facilities Management.

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The Department of Planning, Design and Construction serves as the steward to plan and develop high quality, cost effective, long term, sustainable facilities and landscapes that embrace the vision and core values of the university. Implementation of the Case Western Reserve University Master Plan continues to enhance our academic mission as well as our partnerships with neighboring institutions and the surrounding community.  

The Planning, Design & Construction staff works with architects, engineers, contractors, university departments, and individual faculty and staff managing the development and execution of new construction projects and renovations of existing space on campus. Department functions include:

  • Coordination of project schedules and costs
  • Solicitation and evaluation of competitive bids
  • Standards and commissioning
  • LEED Certification
  • Coordination as necessary with Environmental Health and Safety and Information Technology Services
  • Coordination of updated operation and maintenance requirements with the Facilities Services department


Quick Links


Online Database v2.0 Live

The database has been upgraded with background fixes and many new features such as:

  • A suggestion form open to anyone using the database.
  • Sortable search results.
  • All entities and aliases searchable in Archive Projects.
  • A new tab layout and updated layout.
  • Wildcard '*' available for searching in Archive Projects.
  • Intuitive date search.
  • SSO sign in requirement for improved security.
  • Box labels generated as PDF for cross browser compatibility.
  • Adobe Acrobat Plugin Detection.
  • Comprehensive FAQ section.


Online Database v1.0 Live

Campus wide utilization of our integrated building database management systems allow for quick access to detailed information related to buildings, infrastructure, and space usage.


Case Western Reserve UniversityThe online database allows contractors and researchers to find architectural projects and drawing information from the convenience of their desk. Learn more.


Department Members

Christopher Panichi, AIA


Joanne Brown, AIA, ASID
Assistant Director


Shannon Smith, AIA
Staff Architect/Planner


Nick Christie
Project Manager


Susan Kirkhope, AIA
Project Manager


Rick Pruden
Project Manager


Rebecca Lowry, NCIDQ, IIDA
Interior Designer & Project Coordinator


James Schmidt
University Space Management Coordinator


Paula Mizell
Department Assistant


Organizational Chart

Visitors and Deliveries:

Cedar Avenue Service Center
10620 Cedar Avenue
Room 124
Cleveland, OH 44106-7228