About Us

Meet the experts that oversee PNW’s physical infrastructure, including buildings, gardens, planning and maintenance.

Our Units

Building Services is responsible for the daily cleaning of all campus building common areas, public spaces, restrooms, conference rooms, office areas, labs and classrooms.

Other responsibilities include: trash collection, recycling, floor finishing and rug shampooing done on a cyclical basis, corridors buffed stripped and waxed as needed, provides support for campus special events and set-ups, and provides support for moving furniture and equipment.

Perform all landscaping duties including planting, cutting, trimming, fertilizing and watering of trees, shrubs, lawns and flower beds. Cleaning and repair of campus roadways, walks, and parking lots, snow plowing, line painting, removal of storm drain debris, empty outdoor trash containers, integrated pest management and picking up litter.

Tours of the campus tree trail and green spaces, and support to other departments within Facilities Services. Install campus event signs to support local and university functions. Repair and service the campus vehicles and equipment fleet.  Provide oversight for activities of outside contractors (i.e. pavement and concrete repair, irrigation installation, turf treatment, tree trimming, and landscaping).

Provide general repair activities for Purdue Northwest which includes plumbing, access hardware, lighting, electrical, carpentry, general maintenance, lock & cylinder repair, building envelope maintenance, preventive maintenance and coordination and oversight of outside service contractors. Provide for regularly scheduled painting activities.

CHC – Central Heating and Cooling

The Central Heating & Cooling (CHC) Facility provides the campus with 25,000lbs/hr of low-pressure steam for space heating and 2325 tons of chiller capacity to meet the campus cooling load.  Power for the campus operations is distributed through15000 lineal feet of underground high voltage cables. Environmental controls for campus air handling units, parking gates, external lights, and access control are handled through the Andover building automation system.

The remaining environmental controls are manually set and maintained to insure an environment that is conducive to the educational process at Purdue Northwest. The division is also responsible for maintaining an uninterruptible flow of electricity and natural gas to the campus. To this end the most cost-effective means of purchasing these commodities are evaluated, monitored and pursued.

The Office of Space Management, Planning and Design is dedicated to improving the physical learning environment at Purdue University Northwest.

Our department strives to insure that each design of a new or renovated facility provides a functional, visually attractive, economical, safe and accessible environment for the students, faculty and staff. Our team takes great pride in providing timely, cost effective and efficient professional services.


Jacob Lenson

Jacob Lenson

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Planning, Infrastructure and Facilities


(219) 989-3120

Scott Parsons

Scott Parsons

Senior Director, Facilities and Grounds


(219) 785-5322

Building Services Staff

Karen Sullivan, EFP




Martez Foston

Assistant Director



Rickey Dotson

Assistant Director



Grounds Department Staff

John Bachmann

Grounds and Landscape Manager



Steve Taylor

Grounds and Landscape Manager



Maintenance & Utilities Staff

Eric Bovard

Westville Maintenance Manager



Scott Kooima

Scott Kooima

Hammond Maintenance Manager


(219) 989-3168

UNSB 205 (Hammond)

Rich Trznadel

Assistant Director



Space Management, Planning and Design Team

Rachel Krcmarich

Campus Planning Administrator


(219) 989-2555

Amy Snyder

Project Manager



Building Hours

From Gyte to DSAC, see the complete listing of building hours for Purdue University Northwest.

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