Physical Planning, Development & Operations (PPDO) is comprised of the newly combined resources of three, well-established departments on campus; Physical Planning & Construction, Physical Plant and the Real Estate Office.

  • Physical Planning & Construction has long supported the UCSC academic vision by managing and overseeing all physical planning, design and construction from a single sidewalk to the expansive, new Coastal Biology Building.
  • Physical Plant keeps it all running by managing and maintaining our buildings and infrastructure, custodial services, grounds and road services, refuse and recycling.
  • The Real Estate Office is a dependable source of asset and real estate management counsel to the campus community for our leases, licenses, acquisitions and off-campus facilities.

PPDO is ultimately a service department, providing the services each one of its units has long delivered to campus but with a new energy and a shared vision. For more information about our staff, click here to view the PPDO Organization Chart.