The University of Iowa Campus Master Plan embraces our past and builds for the future. It combines our rich campus history and the current state of the campus with a collaborative look at how the university will develop for years and decades to come.
When you step onto our bustling campus you will see and feel nearly $1.2 billion in construction projects underway, a pace unprecedented in the university's 166-year history and on scale with a city the size of Minneapolis.
The University’s campus master plan emphasizes a desire to live with the Iowa River, not in opposition to it. This plan was written before the flood of 2008, but its spirit remains true to this day. Rod Lehnertz, director of design and construction in Facilities Management, says "The University will take measures to minimize risks while finding ways to continue celebrating the river’s unique presence on campus."
The University of Iowa boasts a compelling collection of public art acquired through the Art in State Buildings Program. The UI is also home to many award-winning buildings designed by world class architects. Through this inspiring and distinguished architecture, the university strives to preserve and enhance the unique identity of the campus.