Translating vision into master plans.

We help you do the right things at the right time.

Cammisa + Wipf works closely with clients to translate their strategic vision into long-range master plans. Our contributions to master plans are built on the insight we’ve developed during more than 50 years working on large campuses and complex infrastructures. We start the master planning process by listening. We need to understand the client’s mission, vision, goals and budget as well as changes anticipated in the communities they serve, life expectancy of individual buildings, trends in technology and other expected impacts. Our goal is to create a comprehensive, living document that addresses all future needs and guides the client’s decisions as they expand.

Our master planning experience has made us more knowledgeable about the systems and equipment that need to be specified now and in the future to ensure smooth transitions through each phase of campus development.

In addition to supporting campus master plans, we also develop system-specific master plans that explain how infrastructure systems are configured and establish specific standards for system modifications and expansion. Our deep knowledge of MEP systems enable us to predict future equipment and capacity needs to meet campus goals. Appropriately phased infrastructure development allows our clients to achieve their goals while controlling expenditures.

Master planning projects include:

  • Washington Hospital Master Plan
  • San Francisco State University Utility Master Plan
  • North Bay Medical Center, Master Facility Plan
  • University of California, Berkeley, Clark Kerr Master Plan
  • University of California, Davis, Electrical Improvements and Campus Distribution Master Plan
  • University of California, San Francisco, Parnassus Master Electrical Power Study
  • University of California, San Francisco, Mission Bay Central Utilities Plant Distribution Master Plan


Cammisa + Wipf has the ability to creatively look into the future. When working on our infrastructure projects, they not only consider our immediate needs, but also the ones down the road. A well-known firm like C+W telling our senior leaders about long-term needs carries a lot of weight.”

– Chief Engineer, Medical Center