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Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, AIA, LEED A.P. is an architect, planner and project manager with over 30 years of professional experience, over two decades of which was dedicated to the University of Massachusetts community. As Senior Campus Planner at UMass Amherst she is responsible for facilities and urban planning to support the comprehensive planning and design activities of the campus. She conducts master plan programming, system and project planning, space utilization studies, feasibility studies, sustainability and campus planning studies. She manages and conducts planning activities and feasibility studies for complex, multi-million-dollar projects, including research and academic facilities, financial analyses and forecasts, development of alternatives and recommendations of solutions. She develops facility programs, goals and objectives, technical requirements, and cost estimates including coordination of in-house staff and management of external consultants. Her work includes land use planning, landscape improvements, pedestrian and vehicular circulation, transportation and infrastructure systems. She provides expert consulting services to University clients and in-house professional staff on campus and facilities planning to support the campus development and master planning process.
Passionate about campus sustainability and heritage preservation, Pavlova-Gillham often lectures on the topic and helped author the first UMass Amherst Sustainability Plan and the Master Plan Sustainability chapter. She is a founding member of UMassBRUT - a campaign designed to educate and advocate for the conservation, renovation, and reuse of Brutalist architecture throughout the UMass higher education state-wide community.  Prior to coming to UMass Amherst she worked for design firms in New York City, most notably for John M.Y. Lee/Michael Timchula Associates, managing the design and construction of the Curtis/Balkan Factory in Sofia, Bulgaria, and as a member of the team that designed the Shenzhen City Center Urban Design and City Hall in Shenzhen, China.
Pavlova-Gillham has a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and European Cultural Studies from Princeton University and a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University. She has served on the boards of the AIA MA Chapter, the AIA Western Massachusetts Chapter and the USGBC MA Chapter.  Currently she is on the board of the SCUP North Atlantic Regional Council and on the AIA Public Architects Committee.

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  • Publication
    University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Master Plan 2012
    (2012-01-01) Swinford, Dennis; Pavlova-Gillham, Ludmilla; LaCour, Niels; Raine, Simon; Stepanov, Alexander
    This is an institutional master plan outlining capacity development for the University of Massachusetts going forward to 2020 and beyond to 2050. The plan establishes a shared vision for future development that features new open spaces; transportation and pedestrian safety; parking decks built on the edge of campus; new bike-ways; new circulation systems including pathways with striking views of the Pioneer Valley; improvements to utilities; and a strategy for reuse of historic buildings. The administration held more than 90 events in the past year with key stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, host communities and regional representatives and that was complemented by web-based surveys and applications to encourage participation. To meet the university’s current academic and research mission, the plan locates more than 1 million gross square feet of facilities. In an effort to position the university for an unknown future, the plan also illustrates approximately 7 million additional gross square feet, creating a compact, environmentally sensitive and efficient campus. The plan adopts an approach that mixes traditional land uses around a core of facilities adjacent to the campus lawns and pond. This new pattern will encourage a creative environment that will support collaboration, co-curricular learning and research, and will help create a vibrant environment all day and throughout the year. The more "compact/urban environment" in the campus core will also support the campus’s sustainability agenda by promoting shared resources, walking and the careful use of land.
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    UMass Amherst Campus Master Plan Executive Summary 2012
    (2012-01-01) Pavlova-Gillham, Ludmilla; Swinford, Dennis
    The UMass Amherst Campus Master Plan Executive Summary 2012 summarizes the principles and goals of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Master Plan 2012 and presents a map of the future campus with a list of proposed building site development options, as described in the main document.
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    UMass Amherst Energy Modeling Guidelines
    (2015-01-01) Mostafavi, Nariman; Mendoza, Ted; Quackenbush, Jeffrey G.; Beauregard, Sandy J; Burbank, Jason J; Farzinmoghadam, Mohamad; Pavlova-Gillham, Ludmilla; Landrey, Kylie A.
    Facilities & Campus Services, Sustainable UMass and Campus Planning support sustainability and energy conservation initiatives by providing in-house resources to campus staff as well as designers and contractors working with the University. The Campus energy Modeling Guidelines were developed in 2015 as a resource on how to: i) generate energy models for campus buildings; ii) provide quality assurance review of current energy models; and iii) share UMass Amherst energy modeling input parameters with project design teams for them to establish a baseline building energy profile.
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    FY13 Scope III Emissions Methodology and Data
    (2013-01-01) Farzinmoghadam, Mohamad; Pavlova-Gillham, Ludmilla
    UMass Amherst has developed it's own methodology for calculating the Scope III emissions of the University, which includes emissions generated from air travel and employee and student commuting miles to campus. This report explains the methodology and presents the data outcomes for Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13).
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    The Toad not Taken
    Pavlova-Gillham, Ludmilla
    Literary inspiration: Robert Frost's poem "The Road not Taken" (and walks in the North Amherst Golf Course where a vernal pool is very much alive). Winner: Best in Show
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    UMass Amherst Green Building Guidelines v.2 and LEEDv4
    (2016-01-01) Landrey, Kylie A.; Mendoza, Ted; Pavlova-Gillham, Ludmilla; Farzinmoghadam, Mohamad; Tabatabaee, Somayeh; Mostafavi, Nariman; Mann, Ray Kinoshita; Dalzell, Jeffrey; Aksamija, Ajla
    Facilities & Campus Services supports sustainability and energy conservation initiatives by providing in-house resources to campus staff as well as designers, contractors and other consultants working with the University. The UMass Amherst Green Building Guidelines v2 and LEED v4 provide a framework for approaching new construction and major renovation projects at UMass Amherst that are undergoing LEED v4 certification by focusing the conversation on those green building aspects that are most important to the campus. They are intended to be the beginning of a dynamic conversation between designers, environmental consultants and constructors, university stakeholders, and users of new high performance buildings.
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    UMass Amherst Campus Green Building Resources
    (2015-10-30) Pavlova-Gillham, Ludmilla D.
    UMass Amherst is a STARS Gold institution that has received numerous awards for its sustainability efforts in higher education. To celebrate the physical elements of the campus sustainability achievements, and to inform campus staff, faculty and students how to support green building projects, Campus Planning and Design & Construction sponsored a presentation to the campus community on Campus Green Building Resources: LEED and Beyond. Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Senior Campus Planner reviews the commitment UMass Amherst has made to sustainable design and construction and the range of sustainability/LEED resources available to campus staff, faculty and students as they work on planning, designing and constructing a sustainable campus. The presentation also assists staff in navigating the LEED rating systems, provides an in-depth review of campus-wide programs and practices that support LEED building certification, and is meant to encourage discussion of what additional resources are needed to facilitate on-going renovation and modernization work that supports a green campus.
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    UMass Amherst Collections 2013
    (2013-01-01) Pavlova-Gillham, Ludmilla D.; Dumont, Elizabeth R.
    During the Campus Master Planning effort the need to better understand and plan for the UMass Amherst collections was identified and an ad-hoc committee was created to help advance a better understanding of the existing collections and how best to plan for the future. The committee was comprised of Directors/ curators of campus academic collections, Campus Planning staff and other related campus professionals. The first task of the committee was to develop a basis for creating a planning framework for the academic collections. The Committee defined existing collections and set a framework and common language that enabled the classification and quantification of collections space on campus. The UMass Amherst Collections 2013 report summarizes each collection, its mission and the contact person responsible for the collection. The term collection was defined to include all the campus holdings that are used for academic, research and outreach purposes, with the exception of the Libraries, which had recently completed a facilities Master Plan outlining strategies for future facilities.
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    UMass Amherst Campus Master Plan Sustainability Chapter
    (2015-01-01) Pavlova-Gillham, Ludmilla; Mostafavi, Nariman; Farzinmoghadam, Mohamad; Landrey, Kylie A.; Pozveh, Somayeh Tabatabaee; Small, Ezra; Mendoza, Ted; Burbank, Jason J; Ryan, Robert; Swinford, Dennis; la Cour, Niels; Stepanov, Alexander
    The UMass Amherst Campus Master Plan Sustainability Chapter articulates the manner in which the Campus Master Plan 2012 principles translate into specific recommendations for campus systems development in support of future smart growth. It summarizes the current physical campus-scale planning projects that Facilities & Campus Services have completed during and after the Master Plan process, and incorporates other operational and educational initiatives that have engaged our campus community as we plan for sustainability. The CMP Chapter is organized in three major sections: i) sustainability overview; ii) campus master plan systems; iii) current initiatives; and iv) next steps. The first section provides the context for sustainability planning at UMass Amherst and summarizes key drivers, such as the Climate Action Plan of 2012 and our approach to greenhouse gas emissions accounting. The second section articulates the Campus Master Plan 2012 systems approach to sustainability and reviews other completed operational initiatives in infrastructure and facilities planning. The overview of current initiatives describes major efforts to advance sustainability across the campus community and is the basis for outlining the steps that Facilities & Campus Services and Sustainable UMass plan to take to advance the goal for a carbon neutral campus.
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    Future of the Library? Turning Conflicting Pressures into Compelling Opportunities
    (2011-01-01) Schafer, Gerald Jay; Pavlova-Gillham, Ludmilla
    Many institutions are scrutinizing library space as a potential space bank in times of tight capital resources, while librarians are seeking ways to shift lesser-used collections into storage, create more user space, and improve services. Accomplishing these tasks at University of Massachusetts Amherst's Du Bois Library, a 26-story tower, posed a particular challenge. The library's master plan needed to explore compatible uses, partners for integrated services, and identify opportunities to repurpose space for university needs as well as the library's future vision.