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Welcome to Planning and Renovations

Recipient of the
President's Sustainability Leadership Award 2014

Our professional staff provides space planning, architectural and interior design services as well as space data management and drafting services. Our team consists of 4 planners, 4 architectural designers, 2 furnishing staff, 1 space data coordinator, 1 signage coordinator, 5 project coordinators, 1 administrative coordinator, and 2 managers. Our services include AutoCad, Revit, Photoshop, InDesign, MS Project, BIM and Excel.  Several of our staff are LEED APs.

Annually we manage and execute approximately 250-300 projects.  Our construction budget is approximately $15-20 million annually.

Our goal is to work with the York community, to plan and design renovations, select and purchase furniture and develop space use programs for new buildings. We also monitor design development of new projects to promote campus cohesiveness.

Planning and Renovations offers planning and design services to all sectors of the University. Our goal is to help create and maintain a quality learning and work environment, and to do so with important long term planning issues in mind. Our services range from initial space needs analysis to facilities design and project coordination--our staff can deliver a comprehensive proposal package. The unit's professional competencies include campus planning, space planning, facilities planning and design, financial feasibility analysis, project management and landscape architecture.

Planning and Renovations, CSBO are members of OAPPA (Ontario Association of Physical Plant Administrators), SCUP (Society of Colleges and University Planning), and Canada BIM Council.

Our Services

  • Capital Project Planning
  • Space Planning
  • Programming
  • Planning
  • Architecture
  • Urban Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Interiors
  • Infrastructure
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Design Studies
  • Visioning
  • Signage & Way finding
  • FF&E
  • Building Science
  • Project Coordination
  • Construction Management
  • Costing
  • RFQ, RFP,
  • Standing Agreements, VOR

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Updated on July 7th, 2015.