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December 5, 2023

Campus Master Planning effort scheduled to begin in January

Submitted by Vikki Watson

After three months of planning and preparation, the university is set to launch the Next-Gen K-State Campus Master Plan study in January.

The Master Plan study will include an in-depth evaluation and recommendation on how K-State's physical campuses — including facilities and spaces, land-use strategy, space utilization and sustainability — should develop, grow and change to support the Next-Gen K-State strategic plan.

The process will span the entire 2024 calendar year with the goal to unveil a finalized plan in 2025.

The Campus Master Plan Steering Committee, chaired by Tim de Noble, former dean of the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, was created in October. The committee will guide all plan elements, working closely with the university's master planning consultant, who is expected to be selected this month.

There will be numerous and varying opportunities for engagement and feedback through surveys, meetings, focus groups, interviews, a dedicated webpage and community forums.

"K-State's new Master Plan will reflect a new chapter in our history," said Casey Lauer, associative vice president of facilities. "The plan will guide the evolution of our campus for the next seven to 10 years to ensure our facilities and infrastructure embody the mission, values and priorities outlined in our Next-Gen K-State strategic plan.

"This is an exciting time for K-State as we use our collective expertise and resources to plan an intentional future that allows for flexibility and growth. What an exciting time to be a Wildcat!"

For additional info, check out the Campus Master Plan page