Campus Facilities Units
IU Bloomington Physical Plant
The mission of the IU Bloomington Physical Plant is to operate and maintain a high-quality physical environment to enhance student learning, faculty teaching, and research. This includes building services, building maintenance, campus utilities, and grounds maintenance for the entire campus.
It is the responsibility of the Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities and its business office to ensure that IU resources dedicated to capital projects are effectively managed. We manage contract processing, project bid processing, payment processing, and budget support.
University Landscape Architecture
Planning, designing, and maintaining IU’s outdoor spaces are the responsibilities of University Landscape Architecture. This unit works closely with the University Architect’s Office as well as the IU Bloomington Physical Plant and works on projects on all campuses.
University Real Estate
To accommodate space needs, IU regularly acquires (either through purchase or rental agreements) real estate on or near each campus through University Real Estate. This department is also responsible for leasing IU-owned residential properties to faculty, staff, and students.
The Office of Space Planning has been developed with a twofold mission of providing strategic and thoughtful planning as well as providing the efficient management and utilization of both current and prospective property and facilities. The office has primary responsibility for the inventory, utilization, modification, and evaluation of academic and administrative facilities on our campuses and at off-campus facilities owned or leased by the university. We also establish campus space policies and guidelines and monitor space utilization with the goal of ensuring that space is managed strategically, thoughtfully, and with broader institutional needs in mind.
The Office of Sustainability serves as a liaison and partner to academic departments, administrative offices, and operational units to develop a more sustainable campus for IU faculty, staff, and students.
Our technical support team provides a dependable technology environment for the departments of the Office of the Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities, and other departments in other units, including departments of IU’s chief financial officer, and the departments of the Office of the Vice President for Regional Affairs, Planning, and Policy.