Who We Are

Penn State's Office of Physical Plant (OPP) stewards more than 22,000 acres of land and more than 32 million square feet of buildings. We serve more than 82,000 students and 35,000 faculty and staff across the Commonwealth. We provide excellent facilities services for Penn State.

Old Main Bell
Handles maintenance, custodial and landscaping needs at University Park
Nittany Lion Shrine
Handles external customer billing and internal accounting
Altoona Campus Duck Pond
Supports the facility needs of the University's 28 campuses and research centers
Manages and executes design and construction projects, and provides design, contract administration and renovation services. 
BJC Infrared
Responsible for utilities, environmental systems and engineering support
Lab technician wearing safety goggles
Oversees occupational health and safety, environmental protection, and hazardous materials handling and disposal
Aerial view of campus
Comprised of the chief facilities officer, operational technology, safety, and communications.
OPP worker changes a lightbulb
Handles maintenance scheduling, engineering, work reception and dispatching, supply chain and materials procurement.
Handles architectural and landscape design, architect/engineer selection, campus master planning, real estate and space management