A Framework For the Future
Campus planning is done with a long-term view that ultimately guides the day-to-day business decisions and investments of this great institution. It mirrors our academic vision and guides the creation of a physical learning environment with lasting value. This new campus master plan, developed by Sasaki Associates, Inc., represents the hard work of a Leadership Team, Advisory Committee, and multiple Task Groups dedicated to achieving recommendations made by the Commission of 125. In their 2004 document, the commission called for a new plan integrating academic planning and strategic goals with our facilities, infrastructure, and financial resources.
The eight “Big Ideas” outlined in the 2012 plan denote the first phase in realizing that vision:
- Accommodate growth: UT will likely need ~6.5 million square feet of space over the course of the next 20 to 30 years.
- Revitalize the Core Campus
- Enhance the Central Campus
- Forge strategic partnerships
- Facilitate safer and more efficient mobility
- Transform the Waller Creek/San Jacinto Corridor
- Improve the learning and research environments
- Integrate academic and residential life
The master plan also acknowledges the need for future studies that will enable the university to accomplish its institutional goals:
- Academic Plan
- Landscape Plan
- East Campus Plan
- Student and Residential Life Plan
- Medical District Plan (accomplished in 2013; link is to the right)
- Athletics Plan
- City and State Cooperation
The University Of Texas Board Of Regents approved the plan on May 9, 2013. The Leadership Team, Advisory Committee, and Task Groups would like to thank the faculty, staff, and students who provided their input during the planning effort.