UMASS AMHERST campus planning
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preliminary planning principles

next steps


key issues
create a compact and sustainable campus

The campus has a compact core but is sprawled at the edges

  • Orchard Hill and north campus feel disconnected from campus due to change in grade
  • Campus is near to downtown Amherst retail and services, but feels remote, which creates a perceived need for personal autos
  • Renovations will likely increase demand for air-conditioning and power which will increase electrical loads on campus
  • New stormwater requirements will require systemic containment of runoff and improved water quality
  • In-fill construction will reduce sprawl and improve campus walkability

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a campus core

Center focus

Connect to the land

Honor traditions

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