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The University of Iowa Campus Master Plan
The Campus, the Buildings, and the Space Between

Visit the new "Building for Iowa" web page to view current major project details, renderings, construction schedules and more:

2013-2014 Campus Master Plan update brochure (.pdf) (scroll down for past brochures)

Campus Master Plan 2013-14

Full Campus Master Plan (.pdf), released in 2006, approximately 20 mb

Campus Master Plan
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The master plan is a fresh look at the University of Iowa campus and how it can respond to increasing academic and research demands while preserving the beauty of its physical environment, maintaining its unique identity, and minimizing any impacts on its neighbors.

The Campus Master Plan is the product of an inclusive process that has evolved with a broad spectrum of campus leaders, including all deans, representatives of all campus constituencies, and representatives of both Iowa City and Coralville.

The master plan is intended to control the general order of the campus, not the details of design. This encourages using the master plan as a living document, one that has built in a significant degree of flexibility.

The plan guides:

  • the wise use of land
  • the location of new facilities and their relationship to one another
  • the pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular systems by which neighborhoods are connected
  • the overall structure of open space and buildings that ties the campus together and defines its visual character.

Support the Master Plan
Friends and partners of the University of Iowa are a vital part of the implementation of the Campus Master Plan. To give your support, go to and look for the Campus Facilities Projects fund and the Campus Beautification fund.

To Start
**The following information was taken directly from the Campus Master Plan released in 2006. An annual snapshot update is provided through the Campus Master Plan Update brochure available electronically on this site or in hard copy at various locations around campus. For copies, call 319-335-1205.
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View the video presentation

(approx. 14:30 in length)
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Campus Master Plan 2013-14


2013-2014 brochure
2012-2013 brochure
 2011-2012 brochure
2010-2011 brochure
2009-2010 brochure
2008-2009 brochure

2007-2008 brochure

Please address questions and comments to Rod Lehnertz,
Facilities Management director for Planning, Design & Construction Services


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