Facilities Master Plan

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A master plan is more than simply a means of identifying physical growth. The plan must embody the ideals and mission of the institution. As such, the Norwich University Facilities Master Plan’s purpose is to identify the improvements, additions and changes to buildings and grounds that are required to support strategic goals as described in NU 2019.

A good master plan takes a holistic look at the issues and strikes a balance between aspirations, long-term vision, fiduciary responsibility, sustainability and daily operations and maintenance. It is conceived as a tool kit – a living document – that shapes the physical future of the campus and stakes out a road map to get there.

A key goal of our facilities master plan is to insure that projects are undertaken in logical, properly staged order so the university’s facilities needs are met in a manner that is cost effective and minimally disruptive. The master plan also identifies projects for consideration in upcoming fundraising campaigns.

Both a short- and long-term planning document, the plan needs to be reviewed and updated periodically as strategic goals are refined and external factors affect the university’s operations. Norwich’s first facilities master plan was completed in 1994. With the formal approval of NU 2019, an update was undertaken and approved in January 2005. A second update was approved in January 2011.

Major projects that transformed and improved the campus were undertaken as a result of these efforts. These include renovation and expansion of the engineering, math and science complex (Bartoletto, Cabot, Partridge, Tompkins), and construction of Kreitzberg Arena, Sullivan Museum and History Center, Wise Campus Center, South Hall, Doyle Hall, the Shaw Outdoor Center and the continuing dormitory renovation program and major improvements to infrastructure.

Campus Master Plan Update, January 2011

This document is in PDF format. Due to its large size, it's available here in four parts.