The UI Campus Master Plan

Creating high-performance buildings for high-performance Arts, Science, Medicine, Research and Athletics, serving the University of Iowa, the state of Iowa and beyond.

The University of Iowa Campus experienced a historic transformation that is shaping the way
we learn, discover, inspire and expand our impact on the world for years to come.

Seamans Center College of Engineering Addition
A new state-of-the-art annex for the UI College of Engineering.
College of Engineering Addition
Elizabeth Catlett Residence Hall to be complete fall 2017
This new 12-story residence hall overlooks the Iowa River and will accommodate 1,049 students
Catlett Residence Hall
College of Pharmacy Building to be complete in summer 2020
This new facility for the School of Pharmacy will include lab, classroom and communal spaces
College of Pharmacy Building
Cranes on West Side of Campus
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.
Exterior of Hancher
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.
Arts Campus Flooded
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."
Old Cap from Early Years
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.