Who We Are

The Planning, Design & Construction (PD&C) Group comprises professional individuals providing in-house expertise and architectural, structural and engineering services. We are stewards for more than 500 acres of campus property and 150 buildings, the oldest dating to 1840. Our team leads the campus through budget approval, space-planning, design, bidding and construction phases for renovation and new construction, infrastructure, landscape and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping.

What We Do


Over 500 acres


We oversee more than 500 acres of University property, including

  • Cowan Conference Center — 42 acres
  • Chillisquaque Natural Area — 67 acres
  • Downtown properties — 1 acre
  • Melberger/Chillisquaque Creek Farm — 25 acres
  • More than 150 buildings

Project Management

New Construction

Renovations

Feasibility Studies

Campus Planning

Space Planning

CAD Management/ CAD Drawings

GIS Utility Mapping

Campus Buildings (More than 140)

  • 88 academic, administrative and support buildings
  • 36 residence halls (counting 35-unit mods as one unit)
  • 8 Fraternity Houses (Bucknell and non-Bucknell owned )
  • 9 rental properties
  • 2 leased properties
  • 5 buildings at Cowan
  • 3 Melberger

How We Do It


View the PD&C Overview (PDF)

The Planning, Design & Construction (PD&C) Group supports the University’s building program and its operations in the planning, design and construction administration of new buildings and renovation projects throughout the campus properties.

We do this with the collaboration of University departments including Events Management, Library & Information Technology, Public Safety, Student Affairs and Communications. Together we deliver successful projects on time and within budget.

Major Capital Design to Construction Process

  1. Pre-Design — typically 1 - 3 months
  2. Schematic Design — 3 - 6 months
  3. Design Development — 5 - 7 months
  4. Construction Documents — 4 - 6 months
  5. Bidding and Negotiation — 4 - 6 weeks
  6. Construction Administration — 3 - 20 months
  7. Close-out/Move-in — 1 - 2 months

Facilities Capital Budget (FCB) Design & Construction Process

  1. Call for projects/budget — typically 1 - 2 months
  2. Review Requests: begin initial scope of work (SOW) and budget — 2 months
  3. Balance FCB and develop final SOW — 1 month
  4. Develop final scope and budget — 1 month
  5. Construction drawing, bidding and permitting — 1 - 2 months
  6. Construction administration — 4 - 6 months
  7. Close-out/move-in — 1 month

External Agency Approvals

  • East Buffalo Township
  • Lewisburg Borough
  • Central Keystone Council of Governments
  • Lewisburg Historical Architectural Review Board
  • Union County Conservation District
  • William Cameron Engine Company

Planning, Design & Construction creates, manages and maintains GIS maps for various constituents on campus.

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