Who We Are

Penn State's Office of Physical Plant (OPP) stewards more than 22,000 acres of land and nearly 32 million square feet of buildings. We serve more than 80,000 students and 50,000 faculty and staff. We provide quality facility services and safety programs in support of the University's threefold mission of teaching, research, and service.

Nittany Lion Shrine
Handles external customer billing, internal accounting, and materials procurement
Old Main Bell
Handles maintenance, custodial and landscaping needs at University Park
Building
Handles architectural and landscape design, architect/engineer selection, and campus master planning
Altoona Campus Duck Pond
Supports the facility needs of the University's 28 campuses and research centers
Health & Human Development Stairwell
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
Collaboration Space
Manages space, planning processes, real estate, leadership in ADA compliance, and interior building signage
Associate Vice President Ford Stryker
Comprised of the chief facilities officer, ITS and communications
OPP worker changes a lightbulb
Handles maintenance scheduling, engineering, work reception and dispatching