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Bring Us Your Problems

Facilities and Planning partners with you to consult and assist with construction, management and future planning of Northwestern | RESEARCH – related spaces across the Evanston and Chicago campuses.

We develop solutions for your space and facility problems

SQI under construction

New construction

Demolition of lab in basement of Ryan Hall

Building renovations

CHIMAD office renovation in Hogan

Space reuse

machine shop

Facility upgrades

Mechanical room above Wasielewski lab

Advanced engineering

Ceiling Technology

Critical environments

NUFAB cleanroom

Environmental controls

Cryomech helium recovery system in the Tali Lab

Design innovation

spectrum analyzer

Electrical noise

Construction vibration mapping

Construction notifications

electrical safety switch

Equipment power

office furniture

Furniture solutions


53core facilities

1,561,630total sponsored research space (assignable square feet)

NUFAB clean room

Quality Assurance

The facilities and planning office works with research safety, facilities and researchers to help develop guidelines for maintaining proper room environmental specifications.

A new lab bench with overhead service carrier


Northwestern has ~2M sf of lab space situated within a diverse building inventory. The facilities and planning office helps researchers use their space as efficiently as possible.

Vibration Isolation


The Office for Facilities and Planning is ready to engage with you about how your space works, how you work in your space and what can be done to make things work more effectively.

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In support of Northwestern | RESEARCH programmatic and administrative operations, the Vice President for Research (VPR) helps find and develop the best solutions for your research space and facility needs. If you bring us your problems, let us be the starting point for finding solutions.

The VPR, in consultation with academic and administrative leadership, determines the best use of the space entrusted to Northwestern | RESEARCH.

Please contact Steven Matz, Director of Facilities and Planning, with space and facility inquiries.