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Space Planning & Design

Space Planning & Design is responsible for overseeing the initial phases for any new construction, renovation or relocation project on the Health Sciences Campuses and numerous leased properties.

Services of Space Planning & Design:
Space Planning & Design will assess a project’s needs, determine the scope of work and create a budget. These services can include but are not limited to:

  • Programming – Includes an interview process that defines your renovation needs and/or space requirements.
  • Survey and Planning – Field measurements will be taken of the scope of work if plan files are not updated, and a preliminary plan will be done for approval and sign-off.
  • Design Services – Includes consultations for any changes or upgrades to your space. This includes plan changes, finish or furniture specifications, and installation coordination.
  • Budgeting – See information about Preliminary Budget Estimate (PBE)
  • Construction Documentation – Drawings will be created for bidding, permitting and constructing your project.

A Preliminary Budget Estimate (PBE) will be provided for every project request. The PBE number will become the project number. See Example of Preliminary Budget Estimate [PDF].

Depending on the project’s complexity, the PBE can be a simple one-page estimate with attached sketches and meeting minutes outlining a scope; or a multipage document including scope summary, schedule and estimates, with actual bids and proposals for the work involved.

The PBE will require an approval and a funding source. Appropriate signatures indicate that the funding is available and may be used for the project you are requesting. Academic units require approval by either, the CFO of the Drexel College of Medicine or the Drexel University Office of the Provost before any work can begin.

After the signed PBE is returned to Health Sciences Campus Operations, the Director of Business Operations will create a Capital Cost Center by transferring funds, using the signed PBE as approval to transfer the funds. Once the funds have been transferred to the Capital Cost Center, project expenditures may begin.