In Planning, Design and Construction, all of the resources — human, physical, financial — are designed to come together to create useful spaces for the University community. These resources are managed in a way that enhances the quality of the department's services through teamwork, employee participation, and continuous cost effective improvements. The department's structures, processes and procedures are designed to support an environmentally responsible, safe and healthy campus or add value to the larger institution. The hallmarks of our department's business practices and human interactions are our integrity and honesty.

The purpose of Planning, Design and Construction is to enhance the University's facilities by creating special places for the University of Vermont community to live, learn, work and play, through the renovation and the creation of contemporary, well-designed and -constructed spaces, as well as the restoration of historic buildings.