Facility Planning

Romanyk Consulting Corp. (RCC) understands that facility master planning is most successful when it integrates strategic, operational, and functional considerations to drive space allocation and facility decisions. Successful facilities, as well as facility master plans, are those that focus on end user needs, enhancing business functions, promoting more efficient processes, supporting new patterns of practice, and meeting strategic and financial performance targets.

Our team provides a distinct approach to strategic facility master planning to meet the demands of a constantly evolving planning environment. Our approach incorporates critical exploration of administrative, logistical, as well as stakeholder and end user functions that result in specific goals for reinvented processes. RCC believes that the design of space, resulting from this process, is valuable in two ways. First, our clients can be assured that our recommendations for facility and campus development will better anticipate the future and ultimately guarantee a higher return on facility investments. Second, the specification of process improvements provides a broader operations blueprint that will help guide you moving forward more efficiently.

In order to plan, design, and implement essential initiatives, RCC provides a full range of integrated strategic, analytic, and technical support services. Our facility master planning process is highly collaborative as well as transparent and includes the following facility master planning activities:

  • Activity 1: Define planning objectives
  • Activity 2: Assemble and examine data and ideas
  • Activity 3: Quantify and document needs
  • Activity 4: State the issues
  • Activity 5: Create concept options
  • Activity 6: Evaluate and refine solutions
  • Activity 7: Document and implement the plan

RCC’s master planning process examines strategic, operational, and financial variables in addition to those related to facility construction. This is important because until your organization has worked through some of these steps of “full-view” master planning, you do not know if your problem is really a design problem or some other kind of issue. There are architects who tend to see all problems as design problems, even when they are actually management or organizational issues. RCC’s planning solutions explore and recognize that a management or organization problem can often be solved by procedure or policy changes rather than a design project, thus saving the overall organization time and money.

We tailor the communication of the above activities to each client in order to provide the greatest value to each unique facility. The end product of RCC’s planning process includes general concepts and ideas in the form of narratives, numeric calculations, and conceptual diagrams. These are used in a data-driven process for determining the right services consistent with the organizations strategic initiatives, market dynamics, and business plan, at the right size based upon projected demand, staffing, equipment, technology, and desired amenities, in the right location based on access, operational efficiency, and building suitability, with the right financial structure – for example: owning, leasing, or partnering.

RCC’s typical deliverable is web-based, providing a comprehensive, detailed, and easy to use electronic facility master plan that serves as an easy to share, enterprise-wide solution. This deliverable and output of our process has great contrast to the typical “binder-ware” by which most master plans are delivered. This format and shift in facility master planning deliverables has been greatly appreciated and applauded by our clients.