The purpose of the Campus Facilities Master Plan is to empower the University of Louisiana at Monroe to build upon its strengths and plan for its future. The plan is a multi-phased guide to the future use and development of the campus, starting with assessment and evaluation of existing conditions and followed by prioritized, ordered future planning recommendations and standards.
During the planning process the Design Team examined each of the 67 properties owned by the University and conducted a series of workshops involving representatives from each School and Department. Analysis of the discoveries from those sessions led to the strategic objectives that guided the development of the Campus Facilities Master Plan. In response to the strategic objectives and analysis of needs, the Design Team developed a set of recommendations and proposed interventions.
The Master Plan defines a broad framework for delivering an effective operating environment and guiding stewardship and development in terms of land use, open space, pedestrian circulation, vehicular circulation, parking, wayfinding, building allocation, housing, and athletic facilities. The intention of the Master Plan is to help the University think about each new piece or upgrade as a contribution to a larger whole. As such, the Master Plan is intended to guide the general order of the campus, capitalizing on low-barrier, cost-effective solutions to perceived existing and expected needs.