Design Standards & Procedures

Designing for Facilities Stewardship

The University of Iowa Design Standards & Procedures is for use by architects, engineers and interior designers to ensure the successful delivery of University of Iowa capital projects. The document represents the collaboration of many with a rich institutional understanding of building function, building systems, operations, landscaping, and construction. It is important that each project effectively balance the needs of the user, the institution, and the stakeholders at the University of Iowa.

Designing for facilities stewardship starts with an understanding of the institution’s qualitative and quantitative priorities. The Design Standards & Procedures exists to assist the Design Professional by setting the minimum institutional requirements for the decision-making involved in projects at the University of Iowa.

NEW - 2015 Design Standards & Procedures

Current Version-updated January 1, 2015 (pdf) (searchable version)

Changes made in Sections III and IV from 12.31.2013 version to 01.01.2015 version

Related Forms

Change Request Form (doc)
Deviation Request Form (doc)
Electrical Load Calculations (doc)

Related Documents/Links

Campus Lighting Strategy Amendment
Campus Planning Studies
Campus Urban Forest Study (.pdf)
Lighting Standards-University Research Park (.doc)

Lighting Power Density Compliance Form (.xls)