Campus Planning & Operations (CPO) is a complex organization that takes great pride in our responsibility for Boston University’s physical environment. At one point or another, we have planned, built, repaired, maintained, cleaned, and shoveled snow from every one of the more than 300 buildings on the Charles River, Fenway, and Medical Campuses.

CPO has 1,000+ employees reflecting a wide range of ages, nationalities, and expertise. We are carpenters and custodians, architects, and administrators, police officers and plumbers. We are locksmiths, landscapers, electricians, and energy experts. From managers to masons, we are the backbone of physical space that builds Boston University, working together to create a safe, clean, and sustainable environment for the BU community.

CPO is composed of five main departments: Facilities Management & Operations, Planning, Design & ConstructionInformatics & Strategic Initiatives, Real Estate, and Public Safety.

Facilities Management & Operations

Facilities Management & Operations manages ongoing maintenance and repair of both new and existing buildings. FMO provides carpentry services, operates and maintains building systems, including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electric, and plumbing.

Planning, Design & Construction

Planning, Design & Construction is the starting point for all Boston University building development and renovation projects. PDC manages the execution and construction of each building or renovation project.

Informatics & Strategic Initiatives

The Informatics & Strategic Initiatives is responsible for Boston University’s space management system, data integration with other University systems, business systems, process improvement, and communications.

Real Estate

Boston University Real Estate is responsible for property acquisition and disposition, residential leasing, leasing of space for University use, real estate taxes, development and oversight over international real estate, oversight and processing of real estate gift transactions, and asset management of University-owned commercial properties, including all leasing and project development.

Public Safety

Responsible for University Police (BUPD) and Emergency Management. BUPD is the campus’ full-time, professional law enforcement agency that provides a wide variety of public services, including alarms, emergency medical assistance, investigating suspicious circumstances, and responding to and investigating criminal matters.