University of Iowa’s projects taking shape
Iowa – The University of Iowa’s (UI) 10-year facilities master plan is underway with big transformations set to begin in 2023.
The facilities master plan will include projects for state-of-the-art new buildings, new equipment, and learning spaces.
A $70 million gift from the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation will make a new inpatient tower possible for UI Healthcare. However, several other projects will need to be completed first to put the tower in its planned location. Those projects will begin in spring 2023 and include: replacing a parking ramp; building a larger water tower; and tearing down the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center and rehoming it. A new building on west campus will be built to house it as well as Health and Human Physiology and the Carver College of Medicine’s physical therapy program. The plan is to begin building the tower in 2025.
Other projects in the 10-year master plan will be paid for through donations, state funding, hospital revenue, and other sources. The plans are expected to evolve and change over time but currently include construction of the Goschke Family Wrestling Training Center, expanding the emergency department for UI Hospitals & Clinics, expanding of the John Pappajohn Pavilion, renovating the South Wing Level 2 between General Hospital and Roy J. Carver Pavilion, and developing an outpatient clinic.