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Tom Wakeling: Facilities Planning

Music, Arts, and Institutional Facilities Planning

My mission is to help fellow "facilities users" achieve successful outcomes in the planning, design, construction, and/or renovation of their new or existing facilities.  My book on this subject is available for purchase on this website.  I'd be happy to talk to you in person; you can contact me through this website.

Here's a bit of the story:

During my tenure as Chair of the Music Department at Clackamas Community College in Portland, Oregon, I represented my department in the planning, design, and construction of the first ever performing arts building at the college.  Over a four-year period, I spent thousands of hours doing research and working closely with architects, contractors, consultants, administrators, and donors in order to ensure the success of the project for our music faculty and students. 

I have gained a thorough knowledge of how the planning, design, and construction process works and I pass it on to the readers of this book.  This type of knowledge is crucial to the successful outcome of such projects.

The CCC Niemeyer Center for the Arts has received unqualified positive reviews for its functionality, versatility, beauty, and thoughtful design.  The Niemeyer Center continues to serve as a model for other institutions that are planning their own new facilities.

This book is intended to serve as a primer for potential users of arts-related and other institutional facilities projects.  I hope my depth of experience will be helpful to others in some way.