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
- Policy: UIC Space and Capital Planning Policy
- Procedures: Space and Capital Planning Policy Procedures
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.
|Building Exterior Design Standards||This standard strives to maintain the original character and design intent of existing UIC buildings.|
|Campus Grounds Design Standards||This standard promotes design consistency and helps facilitate long-term maintenance of campus grounds.|
|Interior Finish Standards for Public Spaces||This document provides guidance and finish options that must be used when renovating interior public spaces in UIC state-supported buildings.|
|Learning Space Design Standards||This 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.|
|New Building Design Guidelines||Following 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.|
|Painting Standards||Acknowledging 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 Standards||This standard provides design guidelines for building, parking lot, wayfinding and monument signage for campus exterior spaces.|
|Signage - Interior Standards||This standard was developed to refresh and unify room identification and wayfinding signage across campus interior spaces.|
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.
|Bicycle Parking - Interior||Standards for creating interior bicycle parking area in appropriate campus building spaces support the provision of secure, weather-protected parking as an employee amenity.|
|CAIP and LEED Checklist||A guided sustainability checklist for architects, engineers, and project owners and managers.||Page|
|Memorial Tree Standard||Instructions for handling Memorial Trees.||Page|
|Sustainable Materials Management Plan||UIC's comprehensive waste reduction plan, as mandated by section 20/3.1 of the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act (2020).|
|Tree Care Plan||A 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.|
|Campus Pollinator Plan||UIC’s Campus Pollinator Habitat Plan outlines how to design and maintain a pollinator-friendly landscape.|
|Bird Collision Prevention Plan||A protocol to protect high-risk birds migrating through the UIC campus.|
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.
|Building Standards||The following standards apply to all university renovation and new construction projects.||Page|
|CAD Standards||Standards for use in all university-related CAD files.||Page|
|Campus Construction Codes||Codes and standards for all new UIC building construction required under Illinois law.||Page|