David Darling, Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning and Management

David Darling joined the university as Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning and Management on January 6, 2020. Previously, he held the position of Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Planning and Management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In that role he oversaw all aspects of facilities management including capital planning and development, campus planning and landscape architecture, facilities project design and construction, space management, real estate, physical plant operations and maintenance, and sustainability. David served Sandia National Laboratories as its Director of Facilities Management and Operations Center for three years following 24 years of similar experience with a large international high-tech engineering research, development, and manufacturing company.

David holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington and a master’s in business administration from The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Offices Overseen

Campus Real Estate Office (CREO)

We are responsible for The University of Texas at Austin real estate portfolio including leased property, owned property and university ground leased property.

Facilities Services (FS)

We maintain, operate, and renovate facilities while providing facilities management services and facilities support services that exceed our customers’ expectations.

Project Management and Construction Services (PMCS)

We transform facilities with a commitment to excellence in project delivery, by anticipating and responding to the needs of our first class education and research university.


We promote and support activities across campus that exemplifies the university’s sustainability policy and enhance the brand and identity of the university.

The Office of Capital Planning and Construction (CPC)

We support The University of Texas at Austin by providing high-quality, award-winning capital project management services from pre-planning through warranty support. CPC works closely with campus clients, other CPPM departments, designers, consultants, and contractors to manage capital projects valued at more than $10 million.