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|Size||191 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 92600 items)|
|Abstract||The University's Facilities Planning and Design Office was created in 1959 as the Planning Office and was given responsibility for evaluating space need requests and facilities use and for developing plans for both new buildings and renovations. (Once plans were final and a contract was awarded, responsibility for a specific project moved to the University's Construction Administration Department.) In 1974, the Planning Office was reorganized and its name changed to Facilities Planning Office. In 1987, the name was modified to Facilities Planning and Design Office. The responsibilities of the office, however, have remained basically the same. Records consist mostly of planning project files and general files concerning space needs and utilization. Also included are some files from designer Herman B. Carpenter.|
|Creator||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Facilities Planning and Design.|
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In 1959, the North Carolina General Assembly appropriated funds to the Consolidated University of North Carolina to establish a long-range planning effort for capital improvements. In September of that year, the Chapel Hill campus used $15,000 from the appropriation to create the University Planning Office, with Arthur Norman Tuttle, Jr., as director. Initially the office was part of the Division of Business Affairs. On or shortly after 1 July 1966, however, it began reporting to the Assistant to the Chancellor, Claiborne S. Jones. This arrangement continued until March 1968, when the Planning Office returned administratively to the Division of Business Affairs and began reporting to the Director of Operations and Engineering.
The first major responsibility of the Planning Office was to develop a ten-year plan for campus space needs. Planning staff began by evaluating property and facility use and requests for space. Eventually they developed specific design programs for new buildings and for renovations and additions to existing structures. In the process, they worked closely with many campus groups, including departmental and school personnel, the faculty Buildings and Grounds Committee, and administrative officials, as well as with architects, consulting engineers, and officers of the Consolidated University's General Administration and Board of Trustees.
The Planning Office prepared various need justifications and cost estimates for submission to campus officials, General Administration, the Board of Trustees, and the General Assembly. Planning staff supervised the architect's preparation of schematic drawings and construction specifications for the contractor bidding process in approved projects. With the award of contract and the initiation of construction, primary responsibility for the project passed from the Planning Office to the Office of the University Engineer (later Office of Construction and Engineering, then Construction Administration Department).
In 1969, Gordon H. Rutherford replaced Arthur Tuttle as Director of the Planning Office. On 1 July 1974, the Planning Office was reorganized and its name changed to Facilities Planning Office. Also at that time, the office began reporting directly to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Business. In 1987, the Facilities Planning Office was renamed Facilities Planning and Design Office. While the division of responsibilities within the office has become finer, its basic functions have remained unchanged.Back to Top
The records of the Facilities Planning and Design Office are arranged in two series. The first includes general administrative files that reflect the office's relationship to other offices within the Division of Business and Finance, as well as to offices in other campus divisions and to non-campus agencies and officials. Series 2 consists of project planning files arranged in subseries according to type of facility. Building names are given as file titles. Also included is a series of files kept by designer Herman B. Carpenter.Back to Top
The files in this series concern the internal operations of the Facilities Planning and Design Office, especially funding and staff needs, and the relationship of the office to other campus and non-campus agencies and organizations. General campus plans, as opposed to specific designs, are also found in this series. The files are alphabetically arranged.
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Handicapped, Provisions for, 1979-1989 #40100, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1947-1990." Box 1:3
(under Title IX)
Long-Range Planning: Parking/Paving, 1967 #40100, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1947-1990." Box 1:3
(see also Series 2.10.)
Projects: Planning Office Renovations, 1964 #40100, Series: "1. Administrative Files, 1947-1990." Box 1:4
The files in this series pertain to specific design programs developed by the planning staff to meet stated campus needs. The Files are arranged by type of facility (administration buildings, classroom buildings, etc.), then alphabetically by the name of the facility. See also Projects in Series 1.
(former Blue Cross Blue Shield building)
(see also Planning Office, under Projects in Series 1)
Knapp Building, 1964-1974 #40100, Subseries: "2.3. Classroom Buildings, Research Laboratories, and Libraries." Box 2:3:38
(Institute of Government)
Wilson Hall Addition #40100, Subseries: "2.3. Classroom Buildings, Research Laboratories, and Libraries." Box 2:3:59
See also Sorority Housing in Series 1.
(see also Long-Range Planning, Series 1)
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(Health and Safety Office)
Consolidated University Office Building, 1966-1968 #40100, Subseries: "2.9. General Administration/Consolidated University." Box 2:9:1
See also Long-Range Planning in Series 1.
Acquisition Information: Transferred in September 2016 (RT 20160919.1).
Arrangement: The department's original arrangement has been maintained.
This addition includes files related to the Space Use Committee, the Facilities Working Group, Facilities Planning Committee, and the Carolina North Project.
Acquisitions Information: RT 20090504.1.
Photographs of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill science and medical facilities projects, interior and exterior, that Herman B. Carpenter, worked on. Carpenter designed university and medical school laboratory furniture for Southern Desk Company in Hickory, N.C., and designed interior layouts for architectural firms through his private consulting company. Correspondence is chiefly thank you notes from campus administrators and faculty, with some requests for and notes on further communications about projects. Floor plans are of buildings and spaces, some of which may no longer exist.
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Oversize Paper Folder OPF-40100/6-7
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Oversize Paper Folder OPF-40100/9-10
|Oversize Paper Folder OPF-40100/11|
Processed by: University Archives Staff, May 1985, June 1987, April 1991, December 2000, October 2016, October 2019
Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008
Updated by: Nancy Kaiser, October 2020Back to Top