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Facilities Design & Operations


Largest roof greenscape in Indiana lives atop Notre Dame’s Joyce Center

September 28, 2018

Spanning nearly 2 acres of space along and between the double domes of the Joyce Center, the roof surface is the fifth living rooftop installed at Notre Dame. Read More

Sustainable Lighting Project illuminates campus

September 26, 2018

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In 2018, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Stepan Center received light fixture makeovers in 2018 that are more than cosmetic. These upgrades are part of the Sustainable Lighting Project, which supports the University’s ongoing Energy Conservation Measures Program to reduce its environmental impact and increase economic savings. Read More

Partnering to capture and preserve the University's natural beauty

June 28, 2018

LtPhoto of the plaque at Tim and Lauren Carey’s tree and the message in the handmade album Lauren presented to Tim on their wedding day.

When Lauren Carey planned her December 2015 wedding to her husband, Tim, she wanted to commemorate the occasion with something that would last through the years. Being quite the planner, Lauren began her search for a special gift about eight months before their big day. Read More

Corby Hall demolition and reconstruction to affect southern access to Grotto

May 25, 2018


This summer, after more than 120 years of continuous use, Corby Hall will be razed to allow for an updated facility that better suits the needs of the Congregation of Holy Cross. Corby Hall is the on-campus residence and center of hospitality for the community of priests and brothers. A new Corby Hall, with a strong resemblance to the original, will be constructed in its place, which is west of the Basilica of Sacred Heart and south of the Grotto. The project was announced last fall Read More

Wilson Drive scheduled to close for paving May 14-18

May 10, 2018

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As part of the Utilities Long Range Plan (ULRP), the Utilities department will be installing road curbs and paving the section of Wilson Drive between Stepan Drive and the Wellness Center (refer to diagram). The work will require a road closure and will be completed May 14 through May 18. 

Wilson Drive is scheduled to be reopened by noon on Friday, May 18, 2018.    Read More

NIPSCO plans purge on May 9

May 07, 2018

NIPSCO has planned a natural gas purge on Wednesday (May 9) at the Metering and Regulating Station, which is north of Mason Services Center and south of White Field Facility.

NIPSCO will be purging a new natural gas pipeline, and the purging will have an associated load noise along with the smell of natural gas in that vicinity. Building managers who are located in the vicinity of the Metering and Regulating Station are also receiving this information. Read More

Duncan Student Center abounds with ‘Purposeful Design’

April 24, 2018

Furniture ministry employs once-homeless men

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If you’ve spent any time in Duncan Student Center, you can’t help but notice the attention to detail in the interior architecture and furnishings.

A 37 1/2-foot climbing wall spans three stories; a staircase doubles as bleachers with power outlets at every seat; a grand two-story, two-sided gas fireplace boasts warms nearby café table seating; and comfy, overstuffed couches and chairs feature happy, bright patterns. Read More

Notre Dame earns LEED Gold certification for McCourtney Hall

April 09, 2018

McCourtney Hall was constructed with sustainable building practices from concept to completion, sourcing 33 percent of the building materials from the local region and using more than 32 percent of materials with recycled content. Read More

NIPSCO announces lane restrictions at Cleveland and Juniper

April 06, 2018

NIPSCO reports there will be lane restrictions at the intersection of Cleveland and Juniper roads from April 7 to the middle of June as utility crews install a new natural gas main to serve the Notre Dame campus.

The northbound lane of Juniper Road, north of Cleveland Road, will be closed. Detour signs will be posted to direct traffic. The southbound lane of Juniper will remain open during construction but motorists should observe construction speed limits and traffic controls. There will also be lane restrictions and traffic control along Cleveland Road between Juniper and Twyckenham.    Read More

Notre Dame to construct new indoor facility

April 06, 2018

The new 111,400-square-foot Irish Indoor Athletics Center will serve as an indoor practice facility for the football and men’s and women’s soccer programs. Read More