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Who We Are

At UW-Eau Claire we foster innovation. We strive to help students explore the unknown and become individuals driven to make a difference. In order to help our community of students, faculty and staff achieve their dreams of doing in the impossible, we are always striving to keep our campus up to date with new buildings and projects that line up with our institutional goals and values. While construction isn't always the prettiest to look at, the end result is being able to deliver a product capable of giving back to the university for years to come.

Current UW-Eau Claire facilities projects

Facilities projects are driven by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire master plan, a framework for the physical development of our beautiful campus that conforms to our values of stewardship and sustainability. The plan and resulting projects take into account the academic and strategic goals of the university and our vision of a vibrant learning and living environment for students, faculty, staff and community.

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Science and Health Sciences Building

Replacing Phillips Hall, a 60-year-old outdated, failing building, will provide state-of-the-art science facilities for student learning and help to ensure that UW-Eau Claire continues its tradition as a national leader in undergraduate research.

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Facilities Master Plan

Master planning will provide a comprehensive analysis of existing physical conditions and existing and projected physical needs, and develop recommendations for meeting those physical needs, providing a framework for the physical development of UW-Eau Claire for the next 20 years. The master plan will integrate academic and financial planning of the campus with physical development planning. The master plan process will include input from the UW-Eau Claire administration, faculty, staff and students; UW System and Division of State Facilities stakeholders; representatives of local government;

The campus master plan will provide recommendations for land use, space use, image and identity, access and circulation, parking, open space, athletic and recreation facilities, utilities, sustainability and potential acquisition. The plan will be informed by these aligned planning efforts; it will support academic planning and serve as the physical means for implementing the strategic plan.  The master plan will assess the condition and suitability of current facilities; identify appropriate physical solutions in conjunction with operational improvements; evaluate costs of solutions; seek funding sources; and assign roles and responsibilities for achieving the master plan recommendations. 

It is expected that this dynamic process and its associated products will guide the cohesive and comprehensive development of the UW-Eau Claire campus as it continues to evolve as a vibrant center of learning and living to meet the educational needs of the region and the state into the future.

Campus Physical Development 2023

The Campus Physical Development Report highlights campus improvements to facilities and infrastructure. It is also a short range plan in conjunction with the state capital budget process, which identifies projects to support the campus mission and implementation of the campus master plan. 

Facilities Space Allocation

Campus departments, colleges, divisions, and individuals have needs to improve existing facilities by reallocating space or providing new space.  The project intake and approval process helps campus leadership set priorities in a comprehensive manner.  This process will optimize campus assets (spaces) by implementing a planning and management system, which guides communication and decision making to align with campus strategic goals. 

  • Project Evaluation Practice Directive Review process and submit eForm for space modification.
  • Building Floor Plans Building floor plans available to faculty, staff, and students on our secure site.
  • Campus Furniture Review and submit eForm for Campus Furniture & Task Chairs.