Our master planning approach ensures signature solutions are arrived at by design not accident, and through a framework that reconciles inspiration with execution. It is no surprise that, in many higher education institutions, our Master Plan has become the book from which campus development is shaped and delivered.
The Campus Environment Is Complex. It Demands Informed Decisions – For Today And Tomorrow.
Effective planning for the campus environment starts by recognizing that no decision can safely be taken in isolation. A commitment to one project or direction will impact numerous different areas. With everything being so connected, only a truly joined-up approach will suffice. And that’s where Schmidt Associates’ unique strengths in the discipline of master planning become invaluable. We have extensive experience of supporting higher education institutions across the state of Indiana, as they review their facilities for their fitness today and their readiness for tomorrow.
The master plan approach reconciles multiple activity strands, in a single and coherent view that enables informed and rational decision making. Current space profiles and usage are documented accurately. Future aspirations are captured. Strengths and weaknesses are identified, and ambitions are prioritized. From great complexity, yet without over-simplification or distortion, emerges a clear and robust plan: the Master Plan. This can inform and shape everything from a vision for a decade of fund raising to the prioritization of heating and cooling infrastructure renewal in the next financial quarter. What institutions find transformational is that decisions are indeed no longer taken in isolation or based on speculation.
To Build Effectively For The Future, Start Planning Today.
The campus of the future can only evolve from the built environment that exists today. Robust planning, informed by vision and anchored by a clear sense of how the end results will be achieved, is a major factor in closing the gap between the desired and the delivered. The existence of a Master Plan demonstrably energizes key aspects of campus vitality, from enhanced appeal to the fundraisers and students of tomorrow to increased pride and performance today.
To discover more about the ways our Schmidt Associates’ Higher Education team can help you embark on your Master Plan, get in touch.