Stephen F. Austin State University

Physical Plant Department

Mission Statement

The Physical Plant Department is dedicated to providing an environment that supports the mission and core values of the University in an efficient, safe, and cost effective manner. Working as a team, Physical Plant employees fulfill this mission by serving SFA students, faculty, staff and all University programs to contribute to their success and quality of life.

A Message from Lee Brittain, Director

On behalf of Stephen F. Austin State University, welcome to the Physical Plant Department website. On this site you will find information about our mission, the services we provide, and how to find the right resource for your needs. If you cannot quickly find what you are looking for, I sincerely welcome your feedback as an improvement opportunity.

The Physical Plant Department primary function is to provide the necessary services and support to maintain the University's buildings, grounds, and infrastructure in the best possible condition, thus allowing the faculty and administration to focus on education and the well-being of our students.

What We Do

The SFA Physical Plant Department is responsible for the administration of all Education and General (E&G) facilitities and associated services, including:

Space Modification or Design

All requests for space modification or design are to be submitted using this form including:

Request for Space Modification or Design

Furnishings: furniture or furnishings ONLY (purchases over $300 must go through the SFA Design Center)
Finishes: painting, wall covering, flooring, cabinetry/ millwork or building signage
Structural Remodel: project includes moving or adding, doors, storage areas, etc.
Building System Remodel: project includes changes to, addition or deletion of electrical, HVAC, voice/data, water, other infrastructure, etc.
Space Function Change: project includes changing the use of a space
New Space Request: request to obtain new real estate, building on existing real estate, utilize currently unused space, utilize space that belongs to another department, etc.
Technology: visual display systems, classroom and conference room technology, computer labs, etc.

Click to review the "Steps Involved in Design & Construction or Renovation Project - What To Expect"