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The Comprehensive Campus Master Plan identifies the long range facilities needs of Auburn University’s colleges, schools, and other academic and non-academic units, and aligns those needs within an urban design framework consistent with Auburn’s image and character. As Auburn’s academic and non-academic units continue to shift, grow, and multiply, the Office of Campus Planning and Space Management (CPSM) is continuing to evolve a master plan update process to assure long range facilities plans are driven by, integrated within, and react to the needs of the institution’s academic and non-academic units and ultimately re-inform the University’s strategic planning process.
The Comprehensive Master Plan 2013 Update will work towards the Board of Trustees adopting an updated master plan in early 2013. The entire update process will take approximately two years. Approximately half of that time will be spent evaluating the space needs of the different academic and non-academic units on campus. The second half of the process will focus on re-evaluating the core principles and framework that make up the Comprehensive Campus Master Plan.
This first phase will be completed in fall 2010. In this phase, CPSM will work with University leadership and Advisory Groups– including officers of the University Senate, Administrative & Professional Assembly, Staff Council, Student Government Association, and Graduate Student Council – to develop a consensus-building process for updating the Comprehensive Campus Master Plan.
The space analysis phase will be completed in the fall of 2011. In this phase, facility needs for academic and non-academic units will be identified through the development of two primary tools: the Space Planning Model and the College/School/Unit Space Planning Matrix. The Space Planning Model will allow CPSM to continually evaluate the University’s space needs at a macro scale. (For additional info on the Space Planning Model click here) In addition to the modeling effort, a College/School/Unit Space Planning Considerations Document (CSU Planning Considerations)will also be created for most all academic and non-academic units. The CSU Planning Considerations will link the strategic direction of units on campus to the resulting impacts on future facilities. (For additional info on the CSU Matrix click here)
The second half of the Comprehensive Master Plan 2012 Update process will be focused on re-evaluating the principles and components that make up the Comprehensive Campus Master Plan (CCMP). This revamping of the existing CCMP will include refining the existing planning parameters and re-shaping the plan as needed so it best functions as the urban design framework to guide future development on campus. This work will ensure the CCMP provides sufficient opportunities and appropriate sites for future development needs on campus and that future facilities and improvements are consistent with Auburn’s image, character, and strategic direction.
Project implementation is constantly moving forward at Auburn University under the existing Comprehensive Campus Master Plan: new buildings are under construction, existing building are being renovated, major and minor interior and exterior projects have started and will continue during the time frame of the master plan update. When the 2012 master plan update is complete the University will have a revamped strategic and common vision for the main campus, as well as new tools to identify long range facility needs, that will help guide future projects on the Auburn University campus.
Please see the Progress page of the website to see a list of meetings scheduled as part of this process for the Comprehensive Campus Master Plan 2012 Update, as well as meeting agendas, notes, and draft/final work products. If there are any questions or comments please contact Jeffery Dumars the Office of Campus Planning & Space Management.