Planning Committees

University of California, Irvine


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.

Committee Composition

(All Members are Ex Officio Members)

Department Name
Design and Construction Services Brian Pratt (Co-Chair)
Capital Planning & Space Management Janet Mason (Co-Chair)
Academic Senate – Senate Chair Arvind Rajaraman
Academic Senate – Council on Planning & Budget Georges Yves Francois Van Den Abbeele
Division of Finance and Administration Rick Coulon
Facilities Management Matt Gudorf
Health Affairs Carl Smith
Office of Research Bruce Morgan
Office of Sustainability Wendell Brase
Student Affairs Brice Kikuchi
University Advancement Shante Carter
Student Representatives AGS President & ASUCI President

UCI Naturescape Advisory Committee

Providing guidance on the role of campus open space resources, collectively referred to as UCI’s "Naturescape."


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.

Vision Statement

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.