About FP&M

The Division of Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) is a full-spectrum service organization that builds, maintains, and operates the physical environment of the UW-Madison campus in support of the university’s education, research, and outreach activities.

FP&M works behind the scenes to coordinate campus planning, manage design and construction, maintain and operate buildings and grounds, supply utility services, ensure health and safety, and provide parking and transportation services.

Our campus customers include anyone who works, studies, visits, or lives on campus.

Sphere of Operations

FP&M’s sphere of operations extends to the entire 936-acre UW campus and includes buildings and grounds, walkways and roadways, parking lots, vehicles, and utility generation and distribution systems. On the main campus, this includes 420 buildings containing more than 17 million assignable square feet (ASF) of academic and research space and more than 25 million total gross square feet (GSF). More than 120 of these buildings house major instructional and research facilities. More than 83 percent of these buildings are at least 25 years old and 79 percent are at least 35 years old. There are also more than 9,500 acres of off-campus property.


FP&M employs more than 1200 trades, service, support, and professional staff who use their diverse skills to advance a common mission: Providing excellence in facilities and services for our university community.


Our vision: An inclusive and diverse team working together to provide exceptional service for our university community.



Leadership Team

David Darling

Associate Vice Chancellor
Facilities Planning & Management



Jay Biezske

Executive Director
Physical Plant



Gary Brown

Campus Planning & Landscape Architecture



Patrick Kass

Transportation Services



Stuart LaRose

Interim University Architect
Capital Planning & Development



Brent Lloyd

Space Management Office



Christopher McMahan

Executive Director
Facility Planning & Delivery



Missy Nergard

Office of Sustainability


Margaret Tennessen

Deputy Associate Vice Chancellor
Facilities Planning & Management



Paul Umbeck

Environment, Health & Safety




Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor

The Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor provides services to all FP&M units in the areas of administration, budget and financial reporting, business operations and purchasing, human resources and training, organizational development, and communications.

Campus Planning & Landscape Architecture

Campus Planning & Landscape Architecture works with faculty, staff, students, and the surrounding urban community on physical planning issues, including implementation of the Campus Master Plan. Staff assist with the capital budgeting and infrastructure planning processes, assist with facility-related ADA issues, design and manage landscape architecture projects, provide support for historic and cultural resources, and manage public art, as well as serve as liaisons with municipal governments and adjacent neighborhoods.

Capital Planning & Development

Capital Planning & Development is responsible for identifying and developing capital programs and related policies and procedures to address the University’s strategic, long-range physical planning needs. Staff oversee development of the biennial capital budget and serve as university representatives and project managers for the design of new facilities, additions, utility improvements, and large scale remodeling projects.

Environment, Health & Safety

Environment, Health & Safety provides guidance, technical consultations, and expertise to the campus community in the areas of biological, chemical, environmental, engineering, radiation, lake, and fire safety.

Physical Plant

Physical Plant is responsible for the maintenance of campus buildings, grounds, utilities, and vehicles. Design resources, construction trades, and specialized facilities services are available for departmental requests and remodeling projects on a fee-for service basis.

Space Management Office

The Space Management Office collects, maintains, and analyzes information about University space use. The office coordinates the allocation and reassignment of existing space and participates in the planning for modified or new space. This includes providing appropriate office, laboratory, or support space for research and instruction, as well as classroom environments for effective teaching and learning, and support services for use of multimedia classrooms. The office also provides support for leasing space, manages campus real estate transactions, and assists with space relocation for major remodeling projects.

Transportation Services

Transportation Services is responsible for the coordination and administration of all transportation-related services for the UW campus community. Primary functions include the sale/management of parking permits, special event coordination, maintenance and enforcement, construction coordination, lot and booth operations, citation payments and appeals, information technology, financial, transportation planning, and development of multimodal options.