University of Iowa

Design Standards and 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.