Project Planning

School Planning professionals can provide programmatic and planning assistance to public school units undertaking new school projects. This assistance includes technical resources and publications such as the North Carolina Public Schools Facilities Guidelines, which contains requirements and recommendations for all building elements and programmatic spaces within K-12 school facilities. 

School Planning has developed computer-assisted tools for calculating needed spaces and sizes for new schools, based upon anticipated capacity. School Planning evaluates facility needs and provides analysis of specific building or site problems, with priority placed on small and low-wealth school systems. Instruction and guidance are available to assist all units with facility planning and self-evaluation. Current and historical school construction cost information is maintained and made available. School Planning provides technical assistance and authorization of state funding for school construction.

  • Facility Programming
  • Site Design
  • Building Design
  • Science Facilities
  • Athletic Facilities
  • Safer Schools
  • Energy Guidelines
  • Cost Estimating
  • Building Codes
  • Demolition
  • Prototype School Designs
  • Statewide Facility Needs Survey