Dudek’s robust education team and portfolio of projects is unmatched throughout California. We provide a full range of support for all required services, with in-house capabilities that can be customized to support both high-profile and less controversial projects.

Town and Gown Relations

Dudek provides early involvement in project and campus planning efforts to address town and gown issues through early engagement. This sets the stage for successful CEQA compliance and project implementation. We understand the public outreach challenges faced by education communities, and we enjoy interacting with an engaged citizenry.

Our project managers have extensive experience facilitating public outreach as part of the environmental documentation process. Our expertise in writing and negotiation enables us to successfully communicate client goals with agencies and technical colleagues. We prepare legally defensible documents and have been successful in navigating a swift response to legal action.

The Changing Academic Environment

COVID-19 reminds us that the spaces where we learn are constantly evolving. Academic institutions must balance student demand and programmatic needs with external factors, such as regulatory changes, emerging technologies, and funding constraints. Dudek is poised to help institutions adapt and navigate through dynamic planning and implementation processes.

Our education team are engaged, research-driven, and keep in regular communication, to stay ahead of the factors that impact academic planning. We are well-versed in CEQA tiering, helping you leverage existing environmental documents, where possible. Dudek knows and can overcome the unique challenges posed by projects sponsored by a public-private partnership. Additionally, universities are, more than ever, relying on grant funding; our built-in efficiencies can help meet aggressive project deadlines dictated by grant terms.

Aging Campus Facilities

Many university buildings constructed in the 1950s and 60s are reaching the end of their usable life and require replacement; yet these same buildings may have historical significance. Dudek’s one-of-a-kind, in-house built environment team meets the Secretary of the Interior’s (SOI) Professional Qualification Standards for architectural history and has extensive experience conducting historical resource evaluations in consideration of National Register of Historic Places, California Register of Historical Resources, and local-level designation criteria and integrity.

Our architectural historians develop detailed historic context statements and registration requirements, review project design plans for conformance with the SOI’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, and prepare environmental compliance documentation to assess potential project impacts on historical resources/properties for projects subject to the requirements of CEQA, Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and National Environmental Policy Act.

  • SDSU Mission Valley Campus Master Plan

    Case Study

    The SDSU Mission Valley Master Plan guides development of a world-class university campus, research center, and stadium, as well as housing, retail, and hospitality on the site of the former Qualcomm Stadium in Mission Valley.

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  • California State University CEQA Services

    Case Study

    See how the CSU system has undertaken complex California Environmental Quality Act analysis to address campus growth and development across its 23 campuses statewide.

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  • CCCD Vision 2020 Master Plan Program EIR

    Case Study

    Find out how Orange Coast Community College prepared an environmental impact report for a comprehensive master plan update to address campus growth at the Costa Mesa campus.

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