1998 Master Plan Report


Both the Uptown Campus, developed in the 1960s, and the Downtown Campus, developed in the early twentieth century, have grown substantially and have different programs and curricula today than they had originally. It was understood at the beginning of the Master Planning process that the University had outgrown its physical facilities and that research and technology were placing severe demands upon outmoded facilities. The State funds available to satisfy these needs are limited, however, so a Master Plan was required that would make the best use of existing space on campus and clarify the priorities among the various competing needs of the University.

The 1998 Master Plan was the first step in the State University Construction Fund's process for implementing both new construction and major renovation projects. Most of the recommendations from this master plan have been implemented. This FMP has resulted in new facilities such as the: Sculpture Studio, UPD Building, Life Science Building, administration and admission building, and new business school building. It also resulted in major facilities renovations and system upgrades such as the: Arts and Sciences Building, Husted Hall, Dutch Commons, Entry Plaza, comprehensive signage and wayfinding system, and numerous other upgrades to building envelopes and campus wide MEP systems.

-Link to PDF - 1998 Master Plan Report