Physical Planning & Development (PP&D)

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Physical Planning & Development (PP&D)


Pursuing sustainable initiatives & providing quality services

in support of SF State's educational mission


A message from Marilyn S. Lanier, Senior Associate Vice President, PP&D


Welcome to our website. PP&D is an organic organization, routinely changing to meet current and future demands of our campus constituents. One of my main objectives has been to increase the department's integration with the larger campus community by:

  • Maintaining our academic and research facilities
  • Optimizing classrooms and lecture halls
  • Retrofitting our academic buildings and residence halls for expansion and better utilization of space
  • Upgrading old building systems to achieve efficiencies and user comfort
  • Designing and constructing new facilities to meet today's green standards


Our core departments and campus-wide programs include:

  • Capital Planning, Design & Construction (CPDC) led by AVP Simon Lam
  • Facilities & Service Enterprises (FSE) led by Senior Director, Charles Meyer
  • University Property Management (UPM) led by Executive Director Mark Goodrich
  • Sustainability Program led by Sustainability Programs Manager Caitlin Steele


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