University of California, Irvine CAPITAL, PHYSICAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING COMMITTEE (CPEC)
CPEC is advisory to the Chancellor and Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor, reviewing items involving UCI capital improvements and physical development. This includes reviewing new capital project proposals, the design of buildings, landscaping, open space, and roadways, substantial alterations to existing structures; changes to Long Range Development Plans and other physical planning proposals, environmental initiatives, and relevant community planning activities.
(All Members are Ex Officio Members)
Design and Construction Services
Brian Pratt (Co-Chair)
Campus Physical & Environmental Planning
Richard Demerjian (Co-Chair)
Academic Senate – Senate Chair
Academic Senate – Council on Planning & Budget
Capital and Space Planning
Division of Finance and Administration
Office of Research
Office of Sustainability
AGS President & ASUCI President
The Naturescape Advisory Committee provides guidance on the role of campus open space resources, collectively referred to as UCI’s "Naturescape." Providing a strong vision and sound implementation strategies, the committee advises campus leadership on Naturescape opportunities pertaining to research, teaching, wellness, sustainability, and community engagement.
UCI’s "Naturescape" is the interconnected open space enveloping the buildings and built structures of our campus. At UCI, Naturescape serves campus life & community activities, art & culture, habitat & watershed management, recreation, wellness and especially interdisciplinary teaching and research. Our Naturescape allows us to use the campus as a living laboratory and put to practice what we learn and value. UCI’s Naturescape includes parks, greenbelts, community & botanical gardens, trails & pathways, teaching pavilions, field research sites, upland and wetland habitat, and urban outdoor spaces.
Visioning the future of UCI’s Naturescape is a once-in-a- generation opportunity to develop a campus asset with the potential to distinguish our institution among universities world- wide. UCI’s Naturescape can bring significant value to our campus in the same fashion as high-tech high-performance buildings and other core facilities. A collaboratively planned, managed, and preserved Naturescape will fundamentally advance UCI’s mission in unique and transformative ways.