Capital Planning and Projects

Capital Planning and Projects is a division under the Office of Operations and is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of major capital projects funded by the State, as well as the coordinated execution of major auxiliary projects such as residence halls or athletic complexes.  Other responsibilities include coordination of Minor Works projects with facility management, organizing and submitting funding requests to the state through the "Call for Capital" process, and developing and tracking of the Capital Master plan.

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Call for Capital

  • Call for Capital Process

    Call for Capital Process

    The long legislative process that leads to state capital budget funding begins now, in fall 2019. Over the next 10 months, CWU must identify and articulate to state policymakers what facilities must be remodeled or added to our campuses in order to meet the emerging needs of students, faculty, and staff. You are invited to participate in that process.

    CWU already has two on-going high priority major capital projects, by virtue of our success with previous capital budget processes.

    1. The Health Sciences building received design funding last biennium and we received construction funding earlier this spring. This building will be located at the former Hertz Hall site and the groundbreaking ceremony is November 19th, 2019.
    2. The Health Education project will renovate and add to Nicholson Pavilion. This project received design funding this biennium; we will request construction funding for the 2021-2023 biennium.

    In order to ensure a coordinated approach to capital planning, this year's capital request process is following the below schedule to identify new priority projects and opportunities.


    May: Capital and Minor Works Town Hall kick-off

    Nov 18th: Campus community attend a follow-up capital planning briefing to learn more about the university's ten-year capital plan and methodology for caputuring campus feedback and future space needs. Two briefings will be held at 8:15 a.m. and 3:30 Samuelson theatre, room 104. Join via Zoom Meeting

    Dec 2nd: An innovation management software tool will be available to capture project proposals. Projects will initially be scored by the campus community using the tool but should complement the ten-year capital plan and the university's strategic plan.



    Feb: Cabinet review of project proposals for the the next capital submission.

    Feb: Capital Planning and Projects assign project numbers and develops initial budget cost estimates.

    Mar: Capital Planning and Projects distributes project information to division heads.

    By May 1st: Cabinet discusses the proposals and recommends projects to the President, who establishes the capital budget priorities.

    May Board of Trustees meeting: The projects are presented to the Board of Trustees for consideration and approval.

    Aug 15th: Submit capital request to the state budget office.


    For questions, comments, or general requests related to our capital process and call for capital, please email us at

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CMGT Class at Health Science construction site - February 2020