University of Wisconsin–Madison

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.

The annual operating budget of FP&M is $227 million. FP&M has also managed $3 billion of capital projects since 2000.

Leadership Team

David Darling

Associate Vice Chancellor
Facilities Planning & Management


Kris Ackerbauer

Interim Director
Physical Plant


Gary Brown

Campus Planning & Landscape Architecture


Peter Heaslett

Interim Director
Capital Planning & Development


Patrick Kass

Transportation Services


Stu LaRose

Interim University Architect
Capital Planning & Development


Brent Lloyd

Space Management Office


Margaret Tennessen

Deputy Associate Vice Chancellor
Facilities Planning & Management


Paul Umbeck

Environment, Health & Safety


Our Mission

Providing excellence in facilities and services for our university community