The University of Evansville 2005 Campus Master Plan (70 acres) presents recommendations for campus improvements, acquisitions and infrastructure to guide campus development through 2012 and beyond. The primary goals of the master plan:
•Develop a campus image that identifies the University of Evansville as a premier institution among private universities and that ASSOCIATED FIRMRundell Ernstberger Associates, LLCFEATURED IN2006 Educational InteriorsSUB CATEGORYCampus Master Planning its position in attracting students on a national and international level.
•Preserve the existing campus aesthetics of natural stone building materials, the traditional collegiate Gothic architecture and generous open spaces between buildings.
•Create a campus environment that provides high-quality living opportunities for students, attracts and retains high-quality faculty, inspires excellence in learning, increases alumni enthusiasm and participation, and is a good neighbor within the city of Evansville.
•Improve patterns of land use, access, circulation, parking and open space to facilitate new or expanded academic, living and athletic opportunities.
Recommendations include sites for two major academic projects, a School of Business and University Center, as well as additional student housing. Recommendations for site improvements include reworking an existing public street that bisects the campus. This will create a major north-south walkway that will connect the traditional campus circle with a new public plaza. It also will strengthen campus entry points and boundaries.