Master Planning

Facilities Planning develops and refines the long-range campus facilities plan, conceptually planning up to 30 years in advance. The planning scope includes property acquisitions, new construction and major renovations. We work with multiple departments within the Division of Facilities Management to implement these projects, and in partnership with Academic Affairs, Budgeting, Business Affairs, Campus Services, Controller, Information Technology, Procurement, Public Safety, Office of the President and of utmost importance, the occupants of the spaces we plan.

2023 Campus Master Plan

Proposals to develop an all-new 2023 Campus Master Plan are now in the review process by the Master Plan RFP Evaluation/Selection Committee. The plan will align with the College’s new Strategic Plan approved by the Board of Trustees iMay 2020.

Over the past decade, pedagogical methods of instruction have changed dramatically. The COVID-19 pandemic changed all notions as to how campus spaces should be utilized. The RFP for the 2023 Campus Master Plan emphasizes the need for informed research and engagement. The successful consultant should arrive on campus with open eyes and an open mind without preconceived notions. A strong, collaborative relationship between the consultant, College, and campus community will be instrumental to creating vetted, realistic recommendations.

Specific requirements have been set for student involvement, particularly internships and shadowing opportunities for students enrolled in our Historic Preservation and Community Planning Program, School of the Arts, Department of Biology, and Department of Geology and Geological Sciences. Other student engagement opportunities are encouraged to create campus “living and learning laboratories”.

Do you have ideas and/or suggestions for our 2023 Campus Master Plan? Please eMail us at masterplan2023@cofc.edu. We value your input and want this to be a truly collaborative process.

Guiding Principles and Project Scope

  • Enhance “America’s Most Beautiful Campus” as a dynamic and inclusive environment for all.
  • Convey “Tradition and Transformation” through the built environment.
  • Optimize space utilization and flexibility.
  • Improve campus and neighborhood mobility.
  • Improve campus safety and security.
  • Enhance campus sustainability and resilience.
  • Improve campus wayfinding for customer service.
  • Promote discovery, innovation, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Improve physical infrastructure reliability and efficiency.
  • Optimize campus resources that ensure the highest and best use of campus land, buildings, and space to serve the College’s mission and vision.

Previous Studies and Master Plans