Associate Vice President

Welcome to the Facilities Planning and Management (FP&M) website and thank you for allowing me to introduce you to the services we offer. FP&M is organized into eight primary units: Design and Construction Services, Facilities Operations and Maintenance (hard and soft services), Business Services, Utilities and Energy Management, Office of Sustainability, Parking and Transportation, Planning and Space Management, and Real Estate and Asset Management.

Design and Construction Services (D&CS) is responsible for hiring and managing the various architectural and engineering firms that design the University's many building renovations and new construction projects. Once projects are competitively bid and appropriate contracts are executed, D&CS coordinates all construction activities with outsourced contractors. On an annual basis D&CS receives an average of $65 million in new funding to implement construction projects for the University.

When construction is completed, responsibility for the finished project is transferred to Facilities Operations and Maintenance which includes hard services consisting of Building Engineering, and Maintenance Trades as well as the FP&M Service Center and Stockroom; and soft services, including Custodial, Grounds, and Pest Control services. The University's service area is comprised of over 11.5 million square feet of space in 120 buildings on approximately 210 acres. It is not unusual for these service units to receive over 25,000 routine and preventive maintenance orders per year. The Service Center is responsible for receiving and processing all building and grounds maintenance requests and can be reached at 313-577-4315 or by submitting an on-line request.  The Stockroom carries more than 3,000 items for equipment repair and maintenance, and supplies for building operations.

FP&M's Business Services department provides financial and administrative support to the FP&M departments as well as to other University departments as they relate to FP&M services.

There are several key elements of our Utilities and Energy Management department, including the University's strategic energy plan, energy conservation initiatives (ECMs), energy audits, retro-commissioning, green initiatives and reducing our environmental footprint. The department is also responsible for establishing and tracking the University's utility budget.   The University has implemented several energy conservation measures in the last several years ranging from the installation of new efficient mechanical equipment, lighting upgrades, installation of high efficient motors, and installation of direct digital controls for building systems automation.

The Office of Sustainability supports the University's efforts as we embrace the values of environmental stewardship.  Since 2007, the University has made substantial sustainability progress in the areas of academic engagement, recycling, energy conservation and transportation.  We invite you to browse our website at for more information on how Wayne State is living green.  Also click here for the link to our 2017-2022 Sustainability Strategic Plan.

Our Parking and Transportation department manages more than 13,000 parking spaces for students, faculty, staff and visitors in 44 surface and lots and 8 parking structures.  In our mission to serve the campus community, the department also provides shuttle services across the main and medical school campus.  Further details regarding parking and transportation can be found here.

All aspects of campus planning are handled by our Planning and Space Management department, including planning and execution of plans, resource management, programs, designs, guidelines and standards related to the development and enhancement of University land and facilities.  This group is also responsible for space assignment requests (click here to access the Space Request Form).

Our Real Estate and Asset Management department provides comprehensive real estate services, as well as acting as liaison between the University's tenants and landlords.  This department works closely with the University's various schools, colleges and divisions, as well the Wayne State's General Counsel.

FP&M strives to provide the University community with safe, comfortable, and well maintained facilities. To keep up with our growing university, FP&M continually constructs and renovates with the latest technologies that provide essential learning environments. FP&M will continue to create and maintain facilities for the University community with an emphasis on customer service.  We certainly look forward to providing you with effective service and, as always, welcome your feedback regarding our performance.

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Amr Abdel-Azim
Amr Abdel-Azim

Interim Associate Vice President
(313) 577-4302



Tonya L. Jones
Tonya L. Jones

Assistant to the Associate Vice President
(313) 577-4302

Facilities Planning & Management