Our Expertise

At CORE Planning, our number one priority is helping you achieve your ideal facility. We don’t design or build the buildings themselves, rather we serve as project managers, coaches, translators, and, on occasion, psychiatrists, as you navigate the waters of facility planning.

Our background in architecture, engineering and construction means we can speak the language. We know the right questions to ask, the right partners to get involved, and what it’s realistically going to take to get the job done. And done well.

Our Process


As simple as it sounds, our project management process begins by gathering all interested and involved individuals, listening to everyone’s point of view, and determining how everything aligns with the project parameters.


Once the objectives have been well defined, we determine the logical next steps, whether it’s a feasibility study, space inventory, additional stakeholder engagement, or any other proactive steps that help move your facility's project forward.


Whether it’s new construction project or expanding an existing facility, there are always a number of voices that want to be heard (some louder than others). We do what it takes to help manage and incorporate everyone’s relevant input—to keep your project within budget and timeline.


This is where the rubber meets the road (or the concrete meets the form). From design translation to owner representation to construction project management, we help oversee specific duties to help bring your project to completion.

Our Services

CORE Planning has helped dozens of organizations successfully navigate even the most challenging waters.
  • Space Programming

    How much facility do you really need? Our programming process provides a data focused approach that includes user focus groups to ensure collaborative involvement.

  • Project Management

    Simply put, our management helps you get from point A to point B efficiently and effectively. We apply our knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to meet project requirements and guide you through to success.

  • Strategic Facility Planning

    Aligning your facility goals with your business goals is the focus. We’ll help identify your “must have’s” and “nice to have’s” and facilitate a focused decision-making process.

  • Stakeholder Engagement

    We bring together all the key players, facilitate open dialog, and gather input so that you have a firm understanding of your stakeholder’s needs and can make the best facility decisions for your organization.

  • Program Management

    Under a single program, we manage a collection of related projects developing and tracking both project level and program level budgets, schedules, and scope.

  • Design Translation

    We speak “architect” and “contractor” and interpret your team’s words and also their drawings. When you really want to know what’s going on in your project, we can help.