Welcome to our Plans & Guidelines library, a collection of all current Campus Planning policies, guidelines and materials for UBC’s Okanagan campus.

UBC Okanagan Campus Plan (2015)
The UBC Okanagan Campus Plan (The Campus Plan) sets out a vision for the physical development of the campus, and identifies how and where to manage future campus growth to support the University’s strategic plan and academic mission. The Campus Plan provides a long-term planning framework for existing and future academic and research activities, student housing, and associated campus services and infrastructure for the next 20 years.

UBC Okanagan Design Guidelines (2019)
The UBC Okanagan Design Guidelines (The Guidelines) are provided as a compulsory design reference tool for use in the design of all future facilities, spaces, exterior lighting and landscape on the UBC Okanagan campus. The Guidelines supplement, and should be read in conjunction with, The Campus Plan, as well as the Whole Systems Infrastructure Plan.

UBC Wayfinding: Exterior Signage Standards and Guidelines
The UBC Exterior Signage Standards and Guidelines are available online under ‘Best Practice Guide Library’ section. The Guidelines are provided as a compulsory design reference tool for all permanent signage on campus to ensure conformance with UBC Signage Policy, continuity in UBC’s signage system, and consistency with UBC’s visual identity. Signage must also comply with the City of Kelowna Sign Bylaw(and secure a sign permit) where applicable.

UBC Okanagan Whole Systems Infrastructure Plan (2016)
The UBC Okanagan Whole Systems Infrastructure Plan (WSIP) establishes an implementation framework to guide the physical development and design of the Okanagan campus that supports sustainable growth, community well being and ecological resilience.

UBC Okanagan Climate Action Plan 2030 (2021)

Developed by the Okanagan campus to address the growing climate emergency, the UBCO CAP 2030 Plan establishes a course of action to accelerate greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions from campus operations and extended (indirect) sources, including how we travel to campus, our food choices, the amount of waste we produce, and how much business air travel we do.

UBC Okanagan Transportation Plan (2021)

The Transportation Plan is a high-level roadmap for meeting the transportation needs of the UBC Okanagan community through 2040. It describes the University’s Vision for the future of transportation at UBC Okanagan and articulates related objectives, targets, strategies and actions.

UBC Okanagan Integrated Rainwater Management Plan (2017)
In response to the Whole Systems Infrastructure Plan, the Integrated Rainwater Management Plan (IRMP) provides a technical guide to responsibly manage 100% of the rainwater that falls on campus and sustainably accommodate future campus growth.

UBC Okanagan West Campus Land Conceptual Structure Plan (2023) + Appendix A, Appendix B (Part 1), Appendix B (Part 2), & Appendix C & D

This Conceptual Structure Plan is intended as a guiding document, providing planning and design principles as well as a land use framework to guide near- and long-term land-based development on the University’s West Campus Lands in support of UBC’s academic mission.

UBC Okanagan Innovation Precinct Structure Plan (2018)

The Innovation Precinct Structure Plan (IPSP) sets out a vision and physical framework and urban design guidelines to guide the creation of innovation and research spaces and facilities on the University’s Innovation Precinct lands.

UBC Okanagan Wildland Fire Management Plan (2006) 
The Wildland Fire Management Plan for the UBC Okanagan campus has been developed to comply with the City of Kelowna’s Official Community Plan (OCP) and to meet the City’s rezoning requirements. The report assesses the wildfire threat for the campus and provides recommendations and tools to reduce this threat.

UBC Okanagan Public Realm Plan (2010) 
The intention of the Public Realm Plan is to help deliver The Campus Plan’s vision and to knit the campus together physically through providing a network of attractive public outdoor places and pedestrian pathways and environments that promote learning, social activities, relaxation and exchange.  The Campus Plan describes the Vision and transformation of the Okanagan campus into one that is a centre for learning and innovation – regionally and globally – with a shared commitment to fostering community and to supporting social and ecological well-being. Deeply connected to the landscape, the campus is to be an accessible, intimate and welcoming environment for all.

UBC Okanagan Utility Corridor Plan (2009) 
The Utility Corridor Plan sets out the locations of existing and future infrastructure (water, sewer, gas, etc.) on campus to inform orderly infrastructure development consistent with The Campus Plan, to protect future development sites, and to provide a framework for utility easements and right-of-ways requiring Ministerial Approval.

UBC Okanagan Multi-Purpose Utility Corridor Strategy to 2020 (2010) 
The Multi-Purpose Utility Corridor Strategy was developed to inform the Utility Corridor Plan and should be referenced in tandem with the Plan.