The 2017 Texas A&M University Campus Master Plan builds on the foundation of the 2004 Campus Master Plan's purpose to foster a physical environment that stimulates intellectual growth, supports high quality teaching, learning and research, and encourage interaction, cross-disciplinary cooperation, and scholarly exchange.
Campus environments are continually evolving with new physical growth in support of a university’s mission as defined by their history and traditions. A Campus Master Plan provides a framework or “road map” for the future. It is a tool to better inform built environment decisions that align strategic planning priorities with anticipated growth, while preserving heritage spaces and buildings.
Since the adoption of the Campus Master Plan in 2004, Texas A&M University’s (TAMU) commitment to creating new spaces for learning, living, and research has been evident in the development of the built environment throughout the historic core, West Campus infrastructure, and student-athlete facilities. The framework for this growth was an essential component of the long-range plan.
In August 2015, TAMU embarked on an update to the 2004 Campus Master Plan. It serves as a framework to better inform built environment decisions that align TAMU’s strategic planning priorities in support of the university’s mission, Vision 2020, and academic plan. The focus is on the following six areas:
- Campus Development Plan
- Mobility and Safety
- Sustainability and Wellness
- Heritage Conservation
- Wayfinding and Signage
- Campus Guidelines
Underlying goals and objectives of the six focus areas are enhancement of the student experience, campus connectivity (physical connections and interdisciplinary connections of the academic community), and an integrated vision of the campus landscape and its facilities.
During the planning process for there were many opportunities for input from the campus community during the planning process for the 2017 Campus Master Plan.