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This page includes the policies, codes and standards which must be followed on all buildings and grounds projects at UIC as well as guidelines to inform the design of office and learning spaces.

Policies and Procedures Heading link

These approved policies and associated procedures are non-academic and university-level.

UIC Design Review Committee

UIC Space and Capital Planning Policy

UIC Landfill Waste Reduction Policy

UIC Procurement of Design and Construction Services Policy

Design standards and guidelines Heading link

PSPM provides oversight of the design of facilities, grounds, and signage, and coordination of exterior art and historic preservation to ensures that new construction and renovation work enhances the physical campus and adheres to the campus master plan and design standards.

Standard NameDescriptionLink
Campus Grounds Design StandardsThis standard promotes design consistency and helps facilitate long-term maintenance of campus grounds.PDF
Exterior Design Standards for Existing BuildingsThis standard strives to maintain the original character and design intent of existing UIC buildings and is applicable to minor repair and renovation work including facades, roofs and exterior MEP.PDF
Informal Learning Space Design StandardsThis standard provides design guidelines for strategically located co-curricular study spaces that complement classrooms and other formally structured learning environments.PDF
Interior Finish Standards for Public SpacesThis document provides guidance and finish options that must be used when renovating interior public spaces in UIC state-supported buildings.PDF
Learning Space Design StandardsThis standard was developed to enable the use of active learning pedagogies on campus and it applies to new construction and the renovation of existing formal learning spaces.PDF
New Building Design GuidelinesFollowing guidance from UIC’s 2018 Master Plan Update, these design guidelines provide direction for the siting, massing and material palette of new buildings and landscapes.PDF
Painting StandardsAcknowledging the architectural heritage of many of UIC’s buildings, this standard specifies how exposed concrete walls, concrete ceilings and concrete block should be handled when painting interior spaces.Page
Signage - Exterior StandardsThis standard provides design guidelines for building, parking lot, wayfinding and monument signage for campus exterior spaces.PDF
Signage - Interior StandardsThis standard was developed to refresh and unify room identification and wayfinding signage across campus interior spaces.PDF

Sustainability standards Heading link

PSPM sustainability standards align with other PSPM standards to support long term considerations beyond first-cost and ensure that UIC adheres to specific leadership criteria for managing our campus as part of the greater community.

Standard NameDescriptionLink
Bicycle Parking - InteriorStandards for creating interior bicycle parking area in appropriate campus building spaces support the provision of secure, weather-protected parking as an employee amenity.PDF
CAIP and LEED ChecklistA guided sustainability checklist for architects, engineers, and project owners and managers.Page
Memorial Tree StandardInstructions for handling Memorial Trees.Page
Sustainable Materials Management PlanUIC's comprehensive waste reduction plan, as mandated by section 20/3.1 of the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act (2020).PDF
Tree Care PlanA plan to educate the UIC community on the necessity of campus forest maintenance and establish guidelines for future care and protection of our campus forest.PDF
Campus Pollinator PlanUIC’s Campus Pollinator Habitat Plan outlines how to design and maintain a pollinator-friendly landscape.PDF
Bird Collision Prevention PlanA protocol to protect high-risk birds migrating through the UIC campus.PDF

Construction codes, building and CAD standards Heading link

PSPM oversees the construction codes, building and CAD standards which apply to all university renovation and construction projects to ensure to ensure they are in alignment with State laws and University policies, standards, and goals.

Standard NameDescriptionLink
Building StandardsThe following standards apply to all university renovation and new construction projects.Page
CAD StandardsStandards for use in all university-related CAD files.Page
Campus Construction CodesCodes and standards for all new UIC building construction required under Illinois law.Page