Master Planning Process
The foundation of the current master planning process was laid in 2016 with an initial campus master plan, as requested by the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE), focused on:
- Space utilization
- Deferred maintenance
- Academic programming
The SBHE then asked all state institutions to finish their strategic plans, and then use those as a guide to update their master plans for 2017-2022.As the campus master plan has evolved, so have plans for buildings. The plan is due at the State Board of Higher Education in February, 2018.
The campus master plan is an integral part of the UND strategic plan.The goal is to make the campus more attractive and functional. The University is creating a 30-year vision for how the physical campus will support the state and student-serving goals of the One UND Strategic Plan.
A 30-year campus vision is being constructed through a partnership with Sasaki Associates, Inc., a planning and design firm. Sasaki combined the findings of the 2016 process, priorities of the new UND Strategic Plan, campus survey results along with several tele-com and on-campus meetings and visits to create a draft master planning concept for the University. The concept considered UND’s campus design goals of being:
It sets a framework for short-term strategic decision making on buildings, landscape, roads and more.