Campus Master Plan
To build strong academic connections, the campus should be organized around the Arts and Sciences core on the Waters Quad, due to the large number of students enrolled in that curriculum. The Colleges of Agriculture, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Human Ecology, and Architecture Planning and Design ring the core within a five-minute walk. Colleges and programs that do not require adjacency to the core should be relocated to allow for renovation of existing spaces. Specialized programs such as the Biosecurity Research Institute, the Equestrian Center and the Grain Science Complex will be located outside of the academic core on the North Campus. Various support services like Printing Services and Facilities Management will be relocated from the core to allow for more classroom and office space. Facilities with public access such as the K-State Union, McCain Auditorium, Beach Museum, Alumni Center, Nichols Hall, Ahearn Fieldhouse, Continuing Education, and the proposed East Stadium Visitor Center are located in the southern end of campus adjacent to Anderson Avenue and Aggieville. These facilities act as the public front door of the campus and provide a transition from the city to the campus. Adequate available parking within a reasonable five-minute walk of these destinations will improve the public perception and interaction on the campus.