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Office of Executive Vice President

Facilities Design & Operations


Holy Cross Drive near Fire Station to close Dec. 17 to Jan. 12

December 06, 2018

Beginning Monday, Dec. 17, the Utilities Department will completely close Holy Cross Drive from west of the Fire Station to east of the St. Liam Parking Lot.  This closure is expected to last until Saturday, Jan. 12. The sidewalk between the Fire Station and the St. Liam parking lot will be closed Dec. 3 to Jan. 18. Please see map for details. Read More

Construction begins on new women’s residence hall in east quadrangle

December 05, 2018

Construction will commence December 10 on a four-story women’s residence hall located east of Dunne Hall in the East Quadrangle. The 68,000-square-foot facility will accommodate 225 undergraduate women and is expected to be ready for occupancy in August 2020. Read More

University receives two awards for the architectural design of Jenkins and Nanovic Halls

November 20, 2018

Jenkins and Nanovic Halls The University of Notre Dame recently received two awards for the exemplary design of Jenkins and Nanovic Halls. The Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) awarded the University a Distinguished Building Award Read More

Walsh Family Hall of Architecture to be dedicated Nov. 9

November 09, 2018

In a dedication ceremony Friday (Nov. 9), the University of Notre Dame will formally recognize Matthew and Joyce Walsh for the $33 million lead gift that has made possible a new home for the School of Architecture. Read More

How the University’s heating and cooling systems work to save energy

October 29, 2018

As the seasons change and the outdoor temperatures fluctuate, faculty and staff may notice temperature variations indoors, especially when a room has been unoccupied for a while. The Utilities and Maintenance departments ask the campus community to give heating and cooling systems time to adjust, especially at the start of the workday. To be prepared for such times, they suggest keeping a sweater on hand or wearing layers. Read More

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

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

Photo 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

East Plant 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