Planning

Campus Master Planning considers standards for, new building design renovations, campus site elements (hard and softscapes) and site furnishings (seating, lighting, outdoor dining furniture, plantings, etc.) Environmental sustainability elements will also be considered as part of our overall approach. Some of the areas we will consider are:

Exterior Areas of Interest

  • Arboretum / Entrance Garden
  • Gathering Places
  • Plazas and Courtyards
  • Softcape/Landscape
  • Views and Vistas
  • Security/Safety

Master Plan Recommendations

  • Architectural Standards
  • Site and Landscape

Alternative Transportation / Pedestrian

  • Bicycle Circulation
  • Pedestrians Movement

Research

Greening of the Campus

  • Reversion to natural vegetation
  • Plantings
  • Furnishing
  • Wind turbines

Signage and Wayfinding

  • Parking Lots to Buildings
  • Building Entrance Identification

Accessibility

  • A.D.A. Issues

Policy

  • Vehicles on the Inner Campus
  • Functions
  • Chartwells Involvement (outside food venues)

Specific Elements

  • Concrete Pavement (Pedestrian)
  • Bituminous Concrete Pavement
  • Crosswalks
  • Bench
  • Sculpture / Artwork / Color
  • Waste and Recycle Bin
  • Ash Receptacle
  • Bicycle Rack
  • Table and Chair / Picnic Table
  • Fencing
  • Planters
  • Site Lighting

If you would like to submit constructive suggestions on strategies to improve the appearance or sustainability of the campus, please email your ideas to c.bradwin@umassd.edu

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