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Facilities Design & Operations


Harris Family Track & Field Stadium earns LEED Silver

February 12, 2019

The University of Notre Dame’s Harris Family Track & Field Stadium earned LEED Silver certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The 10,600 gsf facility opened in the spring of 2017 and the building’s sustainable features highlight the University’s efforts to build better, more efficient and sustainable facilities. Read More

Architectural firm selected to design Raclin Murphy Museum of Art

January 15, 2019

After a rigorous national search, the University has hired the firm Robert A. M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) to design the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art.  A leading, classical design firm with international recognition and expertise, RAMSA Read More

Jenkins and Nanovic Halls earn LEED Silver certification

December 18, 2018

The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification to the University of Notre Dame’s Jenkins and Nanovic Halls, in recognition for sustainable design, construction and operation. Read More

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