Presentation on theme: "Beloit College. Master Plan Goals Create a Vision for the Next 25 Years Enrich the legacy of the campus Manifest the Strategic Plan in the campus facilities."— Presentation transcript:
Master Plan Goals Create a Vision for the Next 25 Years Enrich the legacy of the campus Manifest the Strategic Plan in the campus facilities Create a Physical Environment that is the equal of the Academic Environment Strengthen the connections between the College and the Community
Principles Unify the Campus A cohesive Beloit first Honor Beloit’s special character Preserve the campus heritage Further integrate the College and the Community Approach Everything with Quality Reveal the richness of the buildings Create special environments for living and learning Make Beloit successes visible on campus and in the community
Unify the Campus Place a Cohesive Beloit First Knit the campus and the college Express the culture in the place Establish a "center of gravity" for each of the academic divisions Create a common ground for global, experiential, and interdisciplinary learning
Unify the Campus Honor Beloit's Special Site Reveal the sense of prospect and high ground between the rivers Transform the west slope to acknowledge the river and downtown Preserve the neighborhood Deepen the connection to the regional landscape
Unify the Campus Preserve and Protect the Campus Heritage Landscape spaces and patterns are as essential to the legacy of Beloit as the buildings Celebrate the unique treasures: The mounds, the forest, and the bluff
Unify the Campus Strengthen the Walking Environment Move cars to the perimeter of the pedestrian campus Create pedestrian oriented streets and open spaces Diminish the impact of service areas
Approach Everything With Quality Enrich the Living and Learning Environments Recover and improve common spaces, both interior and exterior Create more special interest houses Apply care and attention to detail, beauty, and material in every renovation and expansion effort Think beyond the functional "We shape our buildings and our buildings shape us" Winston Churchill
Approach Everything With Quality Make Beloit Successes Visible Reveal experiential learning Continue to be a presence downtown Joint cultural and performance events Bring the boathouse to Riverfront Park Relate the college's experiential learning approach with the city's proud industrial tradition of "making"
Approach Everything With Quality Further Integrate the Campus and the Community Clarify edges Enhance entrances Reveal the campus Connect to community assets
Approach Everything With Quality Reveal the Richness of the Buildings Consider scale in renovation, expansion and new buildings. Look to Middle, South, Smith as archetypes Rediscover the piano nobile - the unique second level spaces Restore the best spaces, and align the best uses with them Makes buildings mutable, anticipate changing needs and pedagogies Activate transitional spaces, seek new life for unique spaces
Vision for the Future Build on Core Assets People Place Culture
Vision for the Future Build on Core Assets / People Exceptional faculty, staff, and students Passion, intellect and innovation are integral to all facets of life at Beloit
Vision for the Future Build on Core Assets / Culture Interactive and interdisciplinary academic experience A global orientation Engaged learning Distinguished museums engage the community and other academic institutions
Vision for the Future Build on Core Assets / Place Exceptional academic precinct Beautiful historic buildings and spaces Unique landscape of oak-hickory forest, oak savanna, and effigy mounds on bluff above the Rock River
Vision for the Future Solve Today's Issues Crowded and outmoded facilities Underserved departments Reactive decision making habit Anticipate the Future Increased competition for students Increasing space needs for teaching Increasing demand for residential space and amenities College holdings will increase in response, and the quality of the academic, cultural and physical environments must be preserved!
Recommendations – the first five years Academic Facility Priorities Sciences Humanities Arts Athletics and Fitness Campus Priorities Make the campus one place - Enhance pedestrian environment - Expand parking on campus edges - Improve connections to the city Revitalize the campus landscape
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