BLOOMINGTON -- Adam Thies, director of planning and development initiatives for the City of Indianapolis and a nationally recognized leader in urban planning, has been named assistant vice president for capital planning and facilities at Indiana University.
Thies has served since October 2012 as director of the Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development.
“Adam Thies is a highly regarded urban planner with deep and varied experience in both the private and public sectors," said Thomas Morrison, IU vice president for capital planning and facilities. “I’m very pleased that he has agreed to join our team at Indiana University, where his skills and background will prove invaluable in the planning and completion of capital initiatives related to the Bicentennial Strategic Plan."
In his position with the city, Thies oversees and administers the divisions of planning and zoning, community economic development and historic preservation as well as the Metropolitan Planning Organization. He serves as strategic planning adviser to Mayor Greg Ballard on long-term redevelopment and economic development initiatives.
At IU, he will oversee facilities planning and management with a specific focus on university master planning, site planning and campus development.
"Becoming a part of the Indiana University family and working with one of the world's great research institutions is an honor beyond words,” Thies said. “I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to assist IU in achieving its mission and building for an incredibly dynamic future.”