March 28, 2012
The university is embarking on a process for updating the Campus Plan. There have been significant changes to the university’s physical footprint over time, and the new plan will provide cohesion and direction for future space changes, including landscape, open space and buildings.
“The campus should reflect the university’s vision and values,” says Vice-Provost Jo-Anne Brady. “We are committed to being broadly consultative within the Queen’s and Kingston communities, to strive to ensure the Campus Master Plan captures the essence of Queen’s, who we are and who we want to be.”
A Campus Master Plan Advisory Committee is being established to support the plan’s development, ensuring a focus on planning for the campus that forges a link between mission and place. The committee will comprise faculty, staff and students and will provide ongoing oversight of the development of, and adherence to, campus planning policy.
In addition a Deans’ Council is being formed with representatives from every faculty and school. The council will meet regularly and feed back to the advisory committee to help guide the planning process.
The first order of business in April is reviewing and finalizing a Request for Proposal identifying potential planning partners with expertise in designing and implementing campus plans.
Work is also beginning on a communications strategy for ensuring Queen’s and Kingston communities are kept informed and have input into the planning process.The current Campus Plan detailing the university’s physical structure was approved by the Board of Trustees in 1994 and updated in 2002.