In 2009, a comprehensive Campus Master Plan was developed to serve as a roadmap for the development of the University of Maine campus for the next 20 years.
It provides direction toward realizing a sustainable vision for the institution, while honoring the University’s past and enabling the people who are responsible for its future. It embraces opportunity and provides order, allowing campus planners to think outside the box, while recognizing that the box has a history that is valuable. The master plan provides flexibility, specific enough to show the location and character of future development, yet general enough to accommodate programmatic changes and other inevitable adjustments. It provides a basis for making sound but timely decisions, thus preventing uninformed decisions that may hinder the realization of the institution’s vision in the future.
The goals established by the University of Maine’s Campus Master Plan include:
Sasaki Associates Inc. worked collaboratively with the Campus Planning Committee in creating the University’s comprehensive Campus Master Plan. The Master Plan, under the direction of Greg Havens, a principal at Sasaki Associates, recently received the Merit Award for Excellence in Planning for an Established Campus by the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP).
The Boston Society of Architects merit award for campus planning was awarded to the University of Maine for our Campus Master Plan. Twenty submissions were reviewed and UMaine was one of three recognized.
Image Description: Greg Havens, Principal at Sasaki Associates; Sal Rinella, SCUP President; Janet Wldron, UMaine Vice President for Administration & Finance