Joint Planning Committee for Academic Buildings (JPCAB)

Joint Planning Committee for Academic Buildings (JPCAB) is charged with creating and overseeing the process of opening a limited number of campus buildings for the following essential usage:

  • Preparation for Remote Instruction (lecture preparation, asynchronous instruction recording; lab/studio course preparation, recording)

  • Instructional Delivery (delivery/support of synchronous remote instruction; delivery/support of approved in-person instruction once approved to resume)  

  • Access for Critical On-Campus Research (required access to resources only available on campus, e.g. secure data, access to collections)

  • Other Essential Business (required access to campus to support the above activities or maintain business continuity, e.g., student records, equipment, check processing, receiving, construction, Library, etc.)


Directed by these guidelines, and following this process, the VPAP and VCRO are responsible for approving plans for resuming limited essential activities. 

The following buildings are currently under consideration: 
Barrows Hall
Berkeley Way West
Berkeley Haas (Cheit Building, Chou Hall, Faculty Building, Student Services Building)
Dwinelle Hall
Evans Hall
Goldman School of Public Policy ( 1893 LeRoy)
Genetics and Plant Biology Building (GPBB)
Kroeber Hall
Law Building
North Gate Hall
Wheeler Hall

The JPCAB will also reach out to the deans representing experimental laboratory buildings where experimental laboratory has resumed, to incorporate the essential access needs of those buildings' occupants for preparation or delivery of remote instruction.


Resources for the building committees:

QUESTIONS: Please email for any questions related to density planning of a building or this process.


Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, Vice Provost, Academic Planning
Maximilian Auffhammer, George Pardee Jr. Professor of International Sustainable Development & Associate Dean
Elizabeth Brashers, Chief of Staff to the Vice Chancellor for Research
Shawna Dark, Chief Academic Technology Officer
Marc Fisher, Vice Chancellor, Administration
James Ford, Chief of Staff, Academic Planning
Benjamin Hermalin, Vice Provost for the Faculty
Patrick Holmes, Director of Internal Communications
Maria Garcia-Alvarez, Principal Space Planner
Andrea Lambert, Chief of Staff to the EVCP
Kristine Y. Lee Wilby, Academic Affairs Manager, EVCP
Sally McGarrahan, Associate Vice Chancellor - Facilities Services
Owen G. McGrath, Director, Educational Technology Services
Oliver M. O'Reilly, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Malcolm Quon, Data Analyst, Academic Planning
Amy Robinson, Assistant Executive Dean
David Robinson, Chief Campus Counsel
Linda Rugg, Associate Vice Chancellor of Research
Seamus Wilmot, Director of Parking & Transportation
Walter Wong, University Registrar