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Adam Baacke

Adam Baacke is the Director of Campus Planning and Development at UMass Lowell.
Adam Baacke Director of Campus Planning and Development


Adam Baacke is the Director of Campus Planning and Development. Adam possesses a professional background of over 20 years in planning and development administration, project management and design.  

He is responsible for leading the development and management of ongoing campus wide planning, project definition and campus systems; programming; capital project development from feasibility through schematic design; ongoing research and communication of best practices; real estate activities; coordination and co-operation with local, state and federal government and other partners; and development of space inventory and other campus archives. He spearheads a talented planning group comprised of architectural, design, planning and facilities information systems professionals.

Prior to arriving at UMass Lowell, he worked for the City of Lowell for more than 14 years, including serving as the Assistant City Manager/ and Director of Planning and Development.   He previously worked in various design, historic preservation, and community development positions in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire.  Adam holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a master’s degree in Public Affairs from UMass Boston and attended MIT’s program in Real Estate Development and Finance. He is an active member of several national and local planning and cultural associations.