Harvey H. Kaiser Associates, Inc.

Harvey H. Kaiser Associates, Inc.
A Consulting Firm Specializing in: Architecture, Urban Planning & Facilities Management

Comprehensive Facilities Plan

Wellesley College

Wellesley, Massachusetts


Peter Zuraw, Wellesley College


06 Central Street

Wellesley, MA 02481

(781) 283-2474, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Wellesley College retained the consultant firms of HHK, Eva Klein & Assoc. Ltd., and Symmes Maini McKee & Associates (SMMA) to prepare a Comprehensive Facilities Plan—a statement of all capital needs presently identifiable in buildings and infrastructure—that would enable Wellesley to plan and execute an orderly capital improvement plan over the period of a decade or more. A second, and perhaps more important, goal was to establish a better base of information that could be maintained permanently and that would inform and facilitate the College leadership’s discussions of priorities.

A highly interactive process included campus administrators, faculty, staff, students, and an Oversight Committee chaired by the Vice President for Administration and Finance to examine comprehensively all factors related to long-term campus capital needs.  An eleven-month planning process was initiated with a set of strategic facilities planning principles to guide project prioritization, based on extensive assessments of physical condition needs and programmatic needs, and future capital additions.  The process included interviews with many campus participants.

Major task elements of the EKA-HHK-SMMA Work Program were as follows:

  • Task 1—Project Initiation;
  • Task 2—Strategic Facilities Planning Principles;
  • Task 3—Consolidation of Existing Capital Projects Data and Preparation for Updates and New;
  • Task 4—Needs Assessments: Space Capacity Analysis, Facility Condition and Quality Evaluation;
  • Task 5—Capital Project Plan 
  • Final Report and Database. Preparation of the Capital Projects Plan Database for transmission to Wellesley and a Final Report.

The final Comprehensive Capital Facilities Plan was incorporated into Wellesley’s strategic and policy-making process through approval of the final deliverable in April 2007.

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Harvey H. Kaiser Associates, Inc.
304 Brookford Road
Syracuse, NY 13224
Tel: 315-446-5865
Cell: 315-436-8978