Office of University Planning

Office of University Planning at Virginia Tech

The Office of University Planning is responsible for the long-term planning of the university and the management of its space.

The Office of University Planning is comprised of three units:

  • Architecture/Planning - Provides professional guidance and leadership to the long-range planning of Virginia Tech's building environment as it relates to all functions of design including master plans, public art, building design, signage, ADA planning, and all other elements in support of the university's mission and strategic vision.
  • Real Estate Management - Oversees real estate functions on behalf of the university.  The unit is responsible for the granting and acquiring of easements on university property, the acquisition and conveyance of university property, the preparation of Facility Use Agreements, the arrangement of employee housing agreements, and leasing on behalf of the university.
  • Site Planning and Development - Provides professional guidance and leadership for the long-range planning of Virginia Tech's physical environment to include site design, site development and transportation planning, along with the design of campus landscape in support of the university's mission and strategic vision.
  • Space Management - Provides effective vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the development and management of a campus wide space management policy in an effort to efficiently utilize campus physical space assets.

OUP Team

Liza Morris
Assistant Vice President for Planning and University Architect     
lizamorris@vt.edu
540-231-5343

Kim Avis
Assistant Director for Leasing     
kima@vt.edu
540-231-2295

Joe Crane
Assistant Director for Real Estate Services            
josephc9@vt.edu
540-231-8237

Mike Dunn
Transportation Planning and Engineering Manager          
mikedunn@vt.edu
540-231-7641

Leigh Lally
University Space Manager
laleigh@vt.edu
540-231-4679

Jack Rosenberger
Landscape Architect       
jrosenb@vt.edu
540-231-1844

Jack Washington
Program Coordinator
jwashington@vt.edu
540-231-1996

The Office of University Planning is located within the Sterrett Facilities Complex at 230 Sterrett Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061.