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.
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.
|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|
|Student Union Renovation/Hampden Renovations|
|Disk Golf Course|
|University Health Services Facility|
|Football Training Facility|
|Stadium Press Box|
|Complete Streets Program Improvement|
|Hicks Pedestrian/Service Way|
|Material Handling Facility|
|Stockbridge Pedestrian Corridor|
|West Lawn Improvement|
|Relocated PVTA Training Facility|
|Parking Structure (670 Spaces)|
|Parking Lot (280 Spaces)|
|Furcolo Hall Renovation|
|Robert B. Brack Structure Testing Facility|
|Paige Laboratory Renovations|
|Gladchuck Sports Complex|
|Lincoln Campus Center Renovations Phase I & II|
|Richard F. Garber Field Resurfacing|
|Old Chapel Restoration|
|Central Core Utilities|