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UAS Master Plan 2012

The UAS Campus Master Plan 2012 is underway.

Phase 1 includes a week long visit  to all Southeast campuses by the master planning team from March 5-10, 2012.  The consultant team for this project is led by Krisan Osterby, Senior Campus Planner for Perkins + Will.

Who is Perkins + Will?

Perkins + Will is an international planning and design firm. According to a statement on their website: We have been advocates of sustainable design since Larry Perkins and Phil Will founded Perkins + Will in 1935, and our firm has been designing award-winning sustainable buildings ever since. Sustainability is woven through the fabric of every project - it's how we practice, and how we live. We believe that we must examine how our projects conserve and protect our natural resources, and how they affect their builders, occupants and staff.
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The Perkins + Will team will visit each campus to conduct meetings with representative groups from our campuses and communities.  The Juneau campus meetings are scheduled for March 5th through 7th and will involve the full Cabinet, Faculty, Students, Staff and the Community through Community Council and a Community Open House.

The Perkins + Will team has received a wealth of information including the UAS Strategic Plan, site and building information, current enrollment,  projected growth,  utilities, research space, dining use, resident life and other  information and guided by the Board of Regents UA Policy 05.12.030 pertaining to Master Plans.    The Master Plan will project and make recommendations to guide the physical needs for UAS buildings, infrastructure, open spaces, circulation over the next 10 years.  Facilities Services is developing a link on its website that will include updates throughout the process, and where comments may be made.

The following meetings are scheduled:

Monday, March 5, 2012 (Glacier View Room)
 8: 30 –11:30    Chancellor’s Cabinet
12:00 – 2:00    Campus Council
2:30 –  3:30    Student Government/ Students

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 (Glacier View Room)
8:30 – 10:30    Faculty Senate/Faculty
11:00 – 12:00    Career Education (meeting at TEC)
2:30 – 3:30    Staff Council/ Staff
3:30 – 5:30    Community Open House

March 8-9, 2012 Sitka Campus Visit and March 9-10, Ketchikan Campus Visit

Why are we creating a master plan now?

The completion of UAS Strategic Plan in 2011, the recent acquisition of property, aging facilities, and changing student demographics are among a constellation of factors that require a reevaluation of the campus to determine how best it can serve the University's academic mission. Plus, its been about 10 years since our last Master Plan was created/updated.

The process to produce a Master Plan is about a 12 month effort which will occur in four phases:

  • Phase 1 (January –April)– Discovery:  Observation and Analysis; Purposes, Programs, Precedents and Place.  Visit to campuses including meetings with various groups
  • Phase 2 (April – June)– Conceptualization: Concept Plans - guiding principles that govern location, adjacencies, sustainability, scale and character of campus buildings, grounds and infrastructure.  Three alternative concepts will be developed;
  • Phase 3 (June – September) – Synthesis: Draft Campus Plan –Develop the  preferred overall campus concept for all three campuses and test strategies;
  • Phase 4 (September – December) – Documentation:  Campus plan is finalized, including illustrative detail showing existing and proposed campus improvements

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