The UW-Madison Design Review Board (DRB) is the official architectural review committee for the university. The Board is established to review the architectural and site design for all new buildings, building additions, landscape designs, or studies for major physical change on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus as defined in the current Campus Master Plan.
Design Review Board Purpose and Focus
Review the architectural and site design of each proposed new building or major structure on the UW-Madison campus.
Review projects to determine if the architectural site and design follows the intent and guidelines of the approved campus master plan with a focus the project:
- Complies with the current approved Campus Master Plan and associated Design Guidelines.
- Promotes and assures a high level of design quality of public open spaces and landscapes, architectural form and exterior building appearance, and primary interior public spaces.
- Assures that the relationship between the building and its main public interior spaces relate to the larger campus context, including pedestrian and vehicular circulation patterns and open space systems.
- Compliance with design modifications recommended by the university and its representatives.