First Red Cedar River cleanup a great success

Ten bikes and a lot of random bike parts were removed from the river, and eight cubic yards of trash were collected from Sanford wood lot and Old College field riverbank. IPF's Landscape Services crew led the effort with staff and members of the MSU community joining in on this first of many Red Cedar River Cleanup events.

Behind the Scenes @ MSU: crafting MSU's iconic lanterns

On the first floor of the IPF Building in the southern part of MSU’s bustling campus lies a hidden gem of craftsmanship: the Metal Shop. In this workshop, IPF metalworkers have been transforming sheets of copper into the iconic lanterns that grace the university's walkways.

Behind the Scenes @ MSU: from student lounge to elite gaming lounge

Thanks to a partnership with Dell Technologies, a new space at MSU provides an elite gaming environment for students to train and compete in esports at the highest level: the Alienware MSU Esports Lounge. Preparing the space for Alienware’s installation was a challenge, but one that IPF’s Alterations and Improvements crew was more than up to meeting.

MSU joins Consumers Energy Renewable Energy Program

MSU is taking another step toward advancing its goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030. Through an agreement with Consumers Energy, the university will have support in eliminating over 292,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide and achieving climate neutrality by 2050.

Board of Trustees approves framework for future infrastructure development

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees recently approved Vision 2050: An Integrated Facilities and Land Use Plan, the result of nearly two-years of engagement with the Spartan community.

MSU Museum debuts new exhibit highlighting domicology

The MSU Museum has a new exhibit called Domicology: The Life Cycle of Our Built Environment, created with the help of the MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center. The exhibition explores the ways we can shift our thinking about how we construct our buildings to better support communities and the environment.

2023: The Year in Review

Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (IPF) plans, builds, maintains and beautifies MSU’s physical campus environment and directs the university’s long-term infrastructure planning goals. With a university the size of a small city, our focus is supporting MSU’s infrastructure needs while being responsible stewards of MSU’s resources and minimizing our environmental impact.

Here are just a few of the highlights from IPF’s work in 2023.

GolfPass ranks Forest Akers Golf Course #3 college course in the US

GolfPass has ranked the Forest Akers Golf Course as the #3 college course in the US, up from #11 in 2023! The course is the home course for the Big Ten Conference men's and women's golf teams and has been a recipient of numerous awards and recognitions since its redesign in 1997.

Online Service Request Portal unavailable Jan. 19-21, 2024

The IPF Service Request Portal will be unavailable from noon on January 19 through January 21; please call ContactIPF at 517-353-1760 for any urgent requests including water leaks, broken windows or doors, trouble truck calls, or items that should be addressed within 24 hours.

STEM Teaching and Learning Facility wins Excellence in Decarbonization Award

The STEM Teaching and Learning Facility, completed in 2021, has been awarded an Excellence in Decarbonization Award for Adaptive Reuse from the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL).