Design Review

DESIGN REVIEWS

DPI's School Planning Section is experiencing an historically high volume of capital project design review submissions.  Since the start of 2022, the normal 2-to-4-week turnaround time for Architectural and Engineering reviews has grown to approximately 6-to-8-weeks.

PSUs and their Design Teams are reminded to make timely project review submittals and include adequate review periods when developing project schedules.

SUBMITTAL PROCEDURES
ELECTRONIC SUBMITTAL of Design Reviews is now REQUIRED
Please send all correspondence and design review submittals electronically – via email or download link – to Teri Williams at:  teri.williams@dpi.nc.gov
When submitting design reviews, please provide 3 PDF files:
  1. DPI Project Transmittal Form
  2. Drawings
  3. Specifications
Electronic Design Review Submittal  
PDF format - DPI Transmittal, Drawings, Specifications Electronic Submittal

School Planning professionals conduct design reviews for new schools, additions, and renovations.  Design reviews ensure that school facilities accommodate modern educational program requirements.

Design reviews encompass code compliance, life safety, longevity, durability, economy, and efficiency of building construction systems.  Comments address local program flexibility while providing accountability with regard to the North Carolina Public Schools Facilities Guidelines.

Design review conferences are available at each design phase, offering design teams and school administrators the opportunity to meet with the School Planning staff of architects, engineers, and programmatic specialists.

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ELECTRONIC SUBMITTAL of Design Reviews is now REQUIRED

Please send all correspondence and design review submittals electronically – via email or download link – to Teri Williams at:  teri.williams@dpi.nc.gov

Submittal Materials

SD Phase
  • Project Submittal Form (PDF format)
  • Drawings (single PDF file)
  • Specifications or Design Narrative (single PDF file)
DD Phase
  • Project Submittal Form (PDF format)
  • Written Responses to SD Review Comments (PDF format)
  • Drawings (single PDF file)
  • Specifications (single PDF file)
CD Phase
  • Project Submittal Form (PDF format)
  • Written Responses to DD Review Comments (PDF format)
  • Drawings (single PDF file)
  • Specifications (single PDF file)

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