The ONE VCU Master Plan process began in Fall 2017 and is guided by VCU’s Quest 2025: Together We Transform strategic plan and VCU Health’s Vision by Design strategic plan, as well as six guiding principles:
Student Success: Ensure student success and well-being through high-quality and appropriate teaching, learning, study and living spaces.
Patient Experience: Design and develop spaces, facilities and amenities that allow for enhanced safety and patient experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Program Synergies: Advance a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration and discovery by developing shared spaces that inspire community, partnerships, research, innovation, and creativity.
Placemaking: Celebrate and enhance VCU’s unique urban setting and rich history.
Mobility and Safety: Promote a walkable, accessible, safe campus which is easy to navigate for the entire VCU community: students, patients, faculty, staff, alumni, neighbors, and visitors.
Unify the Campus: Strengthen the heart of each campus and the collective VCU identity through strategies that connect the campuses to each other and to the city of Richmond.
The ONE VCU Master Plan is being designed to align VCU’s strategic initiatives and mission with its physical environment.
VCU hired Ayers Saint Gross, an internationally recognized architectural, planning and design firm, to develop and manage the master planning process. The firm specializes in master plans and building designs for higher education institutions, including Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, Ohio State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The firm has worked with VCU on multiple projects over the past decade, including a campus space analysis, the Gladding Residence Center project, and a master plan for VCU Student Affairs.
A final ONE VCU Master Plan is scheduled for March 2019.
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VCU is committed to providing an open, thoughtful, transparent and inclusive master planning process designed to engage students, faculty, staff, parents, neighbors and all community partners.
Learn about the phases of the planning process and see where we are in the schedule.
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