UMASS AMHERST campus planning
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   master planning

a culture
of planning.



preliminary planning principles

next steps


key issues
provide up-to-date facilities

University facilities and infrastructure require modernization and expansion to meet current and projected enrollment:

  • Current deferred modernization of $2 billion impacts academic, research, and student life programs
  • Almost a million square feet of space in poor condition
  • Nineteen buildings not in compliance with local building code
  • Infrastructure systems require substantial improvement and expansion (storm water, electric, etc.)
  • No swing space is available to facilitate renovation or demolition
  • Historic buildings are an important connection to institutional heritage, but frequently underutilized

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across campus

Modernize buildings

Remove obsolete buildings

Renovate interiors

Reuse structures

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