Great campuses make great institutions


We approach campus planning as a collaborative process, integrating an institution’s strategic mission, vision, and strategic plan to create sustainable campus environments. We are committed to a fully integrated practice and our clients benefit from our innovative thinking and ability to provide a wide range of services to tackle the challenges facing higher education institutions today. Each project is unique and gives us the opportunity to employ our research-focused methodology.

We design campuses that are authentic, sustainable, inclusive, and resilient, and believe the arrangement of uses, adjacencies, and quality of indoor and outdoor spaces are as important to encouraging the academic and social growth of students as are the academic offerings. The institutions we collaborate with range from community colleges to small, private liberal arts colleges to large public comprehensive universities, in rural, suburban and urban settings.

We recognize the importance of the relationships and adjacencies among disciplines, colleges, schools, and administrative units, and understand these are unique at every institution. An institution’s mission, program mix, research enterprise, campus scale, and culture all influence decisions about space. The services we provide are the foundation of an iterative process that identifies opportunities and challenges, guides strategy development, and builds institutional consensus.

We embrace the engagement process as an integral part of institutional planning and design and excel at building consensus on complex projects with multiple stakeholders. We believe a successful planning process should enable and inspire dialogue, advance decision-making, and build enthusiasm, advocacy, and ownership for a plan as it evolves. And we believe that great campuses make great institutions.

Featured Clients

  • Alcorn State University Campus Master Plan
  • Appalachian State University Innovation District Master Plan
  • California State University Monterey Bay Campus Master Plan Update
  • Howard University Campus Master Plan Update
  • Oregon State University – Cascades Long Range Development Plan
  • San Francisco State University Estuary & Ocean Science Research Campus Master Plan
  • Southeastern Community College Campus Master Plan
  • Texas A&M System RELLIS Campus Master Plan
  • University of California, Berkeley 2021 Long Range Development Plan
  • University of California, Santa Cruz 2021 Long Range Development Plan
  • University of California, San Diego Hillcrest Campus Master Plan
  • University of California, San Francisco Mission Bay Campus Master Plan Update
  • University of North Texas Dallas 2020 Campus Master Plan
  • University of San Francisco Institutional Master Plan
  • The University of Texas at Austin J.J. Pickle Research Campus Master Plan
  • The University of Texas at Dallas Campus Master Plan Update
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio Campus Master Plan

Campus Planning Sector Experts

Elizabeth Foster

Ryan Losch

Urban Designer

Dana C. Dixon

Senior Academic Planner

Philip Perlin

Senior Planner

Daniel R. Kenney

Lisa M. Keith

Project Director