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MASTER PLAN

MASTER PLAN

CONTENTS


• OVERVIEW
• MASTER PLAN PROJECTS - 2020 UPDATES

     • ACADEMIC PROJECTS
     • CAMPUS LIFE PROJECTS

     • SUPPORT PROJECTS
     • ADDITIONAL PROJECTS

• RESOURCES
 

OVERVIEW


The UMass Amherst Campus Master Plan 2012 provides a framework for capacity development for the campus going forward to 2020 and beyond to 2050. The plan established a shared vision for future development that features new open spaces; transportation and pedestrian safety; parking decks built on the edge of campus; new bike-ways; new circulation systems including pathways with striking views of the Pioneer Valley; improvements to utilities; and a strategy for reuse of historic buildings. Campus Planning held more than 90 events in 2010 - 2012 with key stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, host communities and regional representatives – an outreach and engagement approach that was complemented by web-based surveys and applications to encourage participation.

To meet the university’s current academic and research mission, the plan located more than 1 million gross square feet of facilities over the next decade. In an effort to position the university for an unknown future, the plan also illustrated approximately 7 million additional gross square feet, creating a compact, environmentally sensitive and efficient campus. The plan adopted an approach that mixes traditional land uses around a core of facilities adjacent to the campus lawns and pond. This new pattern will encourage a creative environment that will support collaboration, co-curricular learning and research, and will help create a vibrant environment all day and throughout the year. The more "compact/urban environment" in the campus core will also support the campus’s sustainability agenda by promoting shared resources, walking and the careful use of land.

MASTER PLAN DOCUMENTS

 

MASTER PLAN PROJECTS - 2020 UPDATES


In an effort to keep the Master Plan alive and the campus community engaged with it, we created “A Decade of Renewal,” an interactive Story Map. This application documents and allows people to see all of the major capital projects that the campus has done over the last 10 years.

Review below the many projects that were proposed as part of the Master Plan and see which ones have been completed, those that are in design, and those not yet achieved.  These projects are broken down into groups: projects that concern Academics, Campus Life, general campus Support, and Additional projects not originally identified in the Master Plan.

Projects that have been complete are in green, those in design are blue, and those not yet undertaken are in red.  

ACADEMIC PROJECTS

 Agricultural Learning Center
 South College - Bartlett Replacement Space
 Hadley Farms Solar Testing Facility
 Olver Design Building - Hills Replacement Space
 Isenberg School of Management Addition
 Life Sciences (NLSB Phase 3) 
 New Academic/Student Life Building
 New Building Bartlett Site
 New Physical Sciences Building
 Tillson Farm Structural Testing Facility
 SPH&HS Totman Addition

 

CAMPUS LIFE PROJECTS

1 Student Union Renovation/Hampden Renovations
2 Disk Golf Course
 University Health Services Facility

 

SUPPORT PROJECTS 

 Football Training Facility
 Stadium Press Box
3 Champions Center
 Complete Streets Program Improvement 
 Hicks Pedestrian/Service Way
6 Electrical Substation
 Material Handling Facility
 Stockbridge Pedestrian Corridor

9 Pilot Solar Array Installation

 CHP Addition
11 West Lawn Improvement
12 Relocated PVTA Training Facility
 Parking Structure (670 Spaces)
14 Parking Lot (280 Spaces)

 

ADDITIONAL PROJECTS

ACADEMIC

 Furcolo Hall Renovation
 Robert B. Brack Structure Testing Facility 
3 Paige Laboratory Renovations

CAMPUS LIFE

4 Gladchuck Sports Complex
5 Lincoln Campus Center Renovations Phase I & II
 Worcester Commons
7 Richard F. Garber Field Resurfacing

SUPPORT

8 Old Chapel Restoration

9 North & ISB Chiller Plant

 Central Core Utilities

 

RESOURCES


Master Plan 2020 Review Presentation - PDF