Neu Campus Planning, Inc. utilizes a 360-degree perspective and a collaborative approach in consulting with a wide variety of institutional clients ranging from leading preparatory schools, to non-governmental organizations, to large research universities and related academic medical centers. In 2014, the firm formed a strategic alliance with the Architectural Resources Group (ARG), with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portland.

DJNheadshot-marginDavid J. Neuman, FAIA, LEED BD+C is the Founding Principal of Neu Campus Planning, a planning and programming consultancy, which utilizes an unique '360 degree' approach developed after 40 years of experience as both an internal administrator and an external consultant. His current clients range from prominent research universities to major corporations to leading preparatory schools to significant non-governmental organizations. Formerly, he served as the Chief Planning Official and Architect for the University of Virginia; University Architect and Associate Vice Provost for Planning at Stanford University; Campus Architect and Associate Vice Chancellor for Planning at the University of California, Irvine; and Consulting Campus Architect for the University of California, Santa Barbara, the University of Nebraska System and the University of Hawai'i, West O'ahu.

A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he is the recipient of the California Council AIA Corporate Architect Award, and has accepted major awards from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the California Governor’s Office.  Projects and plans involving his direct oversight and collaboration have received more than 100 local, regional and national awards of excellence.

In addition to numerous conference presentations and journal articles, his publications include: Critical Architecture and Contemporary Culture (Oxford Press, 1994), The Campus Guide: Stanford University (Princeton Architectural Press, 1999 & 2006), Building Type Basics for Campus Planning and Campus Facilities (Wiley and Sons, 2003 & 2013 English & 2005, Mandarin), and The Campus Guide: University of Virginia (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012).


"Mr. Neuman has guided the planning for the first two phases f the $50 million Rotunda renovation project that will bring the Rotunda into the modern era and return it to its place as the center of student activity and academics....

[he] has championed sustainability planning leading to University commitment to reduce both carbon and nitrogen footprints to 25% below 2009 levels by 2025 and the attainment of LEED certification for all new buildings and major renovations..."

UVA Board of Visitors Commendation of David J. Neuman, 2014

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"Following the appointment of David Neuman as campus architect [at Stanford University] in 1989, the university set forth to redress past mistakes and safeguard future development by rediscovering it architectural heritage. To do so, it turned to the fundamental concepts of the 1888 master plan. The first item on the agenda was reclaiming Olmsted’s clear hierarchy of axes."

University Planning and Architecture, The Search for Perfection 2nd Edition; Jonathan Coulson,Paul Roberts and Isabelle Taylor; Routledge, London and New York; 2015

Board of Trustees Commendation, December 2003 (download)

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