Campus Master Planning

Front of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building

In November 2017, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign finalized an 18-month process to update the Campus Master Plan. The master plan guides the development, renovation, and repurposing of facilities and spaces on campus.

Final Campus Master Plan Update documents are available on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Master Planning webpage. The files include the:

The goal was to create a plan that provides a campus environment that supports our learning, discovery and outreach missions while serving as an example of sustainability and enriching our diverse communities and neighborhoods.

The plan helps to align the ongoing development of physical campus spaces with academic plans and programs. It provides a series of recommendations focused on enhancing the student experience, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, strengthening campus organization, and improving operational efficiency to position Illinois for a strong future as the pre-eminent public research university. 

Strategic Plan: Foundations for the Future

The organization also developed several dedicated divisional and departmental plans in support of achieving F&S and campus strategic objectives. The asset, transportation demand management, energy, and space plans help identify priority work and benchmark progress in critical areas.

Utilities Production and Distribution Master Plan

The Utilities Production and Distribution Master Plan addresses Illinois’ energy future. The plan, approved by the Chancellor’s Capital Review Committee in September 2015, is a recognized report associated with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign master planning process.

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Capital Programs

Capital Programs directs the programming, design, and construction of capital projects with more than a $250,000 total project budget at the University of Illinois.

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Landscape Architect

The University Landscape Architect oversees site development on the main campus and auxiliaries. All changes to the fabric of campus support the mission of our institution, balancing the needs of aesthetics for staff and students, attracting prospective students and donors, education uses, and sustainability.

The Gelvin Gardens provide an oasis of natural beauty gracing the entrance of the Krannert Art Museum. The gardens, originally designed by landscape architecture professor emeritus Terry Harkness, are maintained by KAM Council Gelvin Gardens volunteers led by Master Gardener Gloria Rainer. The space offers a peaceful place to enjoy flowers, fauna and sculpture work. The gardens are found at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Architectural Review Committee (ARC)

The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) is involved any time the physical fabric of the campus is considered for alteration. Its mission is to create, review, and maintain comfortable, healthy, safe, and sustainable facilities in support of the academic mission.

Richard D. and Anne Marie Irwin Doctoral Study Hall.

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