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Master Plan


The campus master planning process provides the opportunity for an academic institution to reflect upon its history and heritage, to assess its current condition and needs, to create a vision for the future of the institution and to prepare for and implement that vision of the future.

The resulting Campus Master Plan is an ever-changing document. It is not the final solution and should continue to evolve during its lifetime. Solutions addressed in the master plan are generalized in nature and as such, should not be considered as specific solutions to all problems and challenges identified during the planning process.

Guiding Principles

  • to help clarify, conform or adjust institutional goals, objectives and priorities as they relate to existing or desired physical resources
  • to help define the physical resources required to sustain or to advance UB’s mission, goals, objectives and priorities
  • to describe and quantify physical improvements in general terms to have a reasonable sense of purpose, size and probable cost
  • to express physical requirements in a sequence that reflects UB’s priorities and the realities of financial phasing
  • to determine and coordinate the location of existing and future campus improvements and to achieve a functional, attractive and comprehensive design
  • to have a well-conceived physical framework for making day-to-day decisions—a framework flexible enough to accommodate changing circumstances and conditions not foreseeable when the Campus Master Plan was formulated
  • to understand opportunities and initiatives that transcend immediate problems and solutions, so that UB will be able to act decisively when it is timely and prudent to do so
  • to document, for those outside UB (donors, foundations, government, friends, accreditation agencies), that the physical resources are well managed
  • to provide UB with a sense of place that proclaims its purpose, distinction and domain.