Office of Planning Staff

Paul Weller

Director of Planning
The Director collects, assesses, and summarizes information related to Departmental Requests, provides preliminary programming to define options, and relates more focused planning efforts to broader evaluations for the Evanston & Chicago campuses, as well as overseeing all Planning staff.

B.A., Ursinus College
M.A., Michigan State University
B.S. Arch. and M. Arch., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Professional Affiliations:
Registered Architect, Illinois


Assistant Director of Facilities Planning
The senior facilities planner analyzes space utilization, develops facilities assessments, and prepares programs, conceptual design options, scopes of work and proposed budgets for the Evanston and Chicago campuses.  The senior planner also is responsible for strategic studies that relate to long-term space/facilities development; space inventory management; and campus planning. 

Bachelor of Architectural Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Julia Winter

Facilities Planner
The Facilities Planner conducts architectural planning and programming studies for University facilities on the Evanston and Chicago campuses, analyzes space utilization, and develops strategic studies that relate to long-term space/facilities development and campus planning.  

B.A., Wesleyan University
B.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
M. Arch., Illinois Institute of Technology

Ann Ziegelmaier

Landscape Architect
The Landscape Architect oversees the ongoing planning and management of all landscape projects & related work.

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Professional Affiliations:
Licensed Registered Landscape Architect, State of Illinois
LEED, AP Building Design and Construction
Garden Club of America Member

Kevin Grzyb

Space Information Manager
The Space Information manager oversees the on-going collection and verification of space data, including field verifications, AutoCad archives, and maintaining the SIMS (Space Information Management Systems) site.

B. Arch., Illinois Institute of Technology

Mary Beth Dermody

Coordinator, Archive Digitization Project

Ranee Berliant

Real Estate Asset Manager

B.S. Marketing, University of Illinois

Professional Affiliations:
Illinois Licensed Real Estate Agent
NSBAR Association of Realtors
Board of Directors - EvMark

Katherine Routson

Property Manager

B.S., Indiana University

Samantha Mathis

Assistant Property Manager


Assistant to the Vice President of FM & Planning Department Assistant