The Syracuse University Campus Framework works in coordination with the Fast Forward Syracuse Academic Strategic Plan to shape, guide and manage the Syracuse University campus environment and its physical form in support of the University’s mission. It sets forth a comprehensive system of strategies to enhance student experience, integrate accessibility and mobility, and improve the academic and research environments. The Framework Plan is a transformative plan for the University, reimagining campus development and investment for the next twenty years. Brie Hensold managed the plan while a principal at Sasaki. Gina Ford led the design of the Einhorn Family Work, an important first phase of implementation of the master plan, also while a principal at Sasaki.
The Campus Framework transforms the campus core through five key recommendations: 1) enlivening the civic realm by building on the University’s legacy landscapes and unique architectural style; 2) investing in academic and research facilities and additional collaboration spaces; 3) creating an integrated Campus-City zone through mixed use redevelopment of the campus edge; 4) improving the diversity of student life activities campus-wide; and 5) establishing living and learning communities across the institution. The Framework Plan process included three stages: analysis, scenarios, and implementation strategies. Input from an Advisory Committee, open community forums, and an online surveys garnered more than 3,000 participants. The Campus Framework is a flexible guide that ensures the University can respond to emerging needs over time in a strategic, -financially-sustainable manner.
The Campus Framework reinvigorates the physical campus, with the goal of creating a more robust, connected academic core campus offering many different experiences, from academics to student life to athletics. To accomplish this, the plan sets up the long-term relocation of all residential life uses on South Campus to Main Campus. A strong public realm network of three promenades ties the Main Campus together, creating greater connectivity and accessibility, linking academic, administrative and student life amenities, reinforcing environmental systems, and structuring future development.The comprehensive plan addresses land and building use, space utilization, building suitability, mobility and parking, campus engagement and urban design and placemaking.Project Images