Tyler Junior College (TJC) commissioned the architect to prepare a campus master plan and facilities assessment. A 12-phase comprehensive master plan will reinstate the original campus quad and add a 3.5-story Georgian/Colonial bell tower for orientation and social purposes at the center. This requires relocation of the existing library and FEATURED IN2009 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYCampus Master Planning buildings.
Around the quad, four new medium-density academic buildings and a replacement library were proposed. Clustering medium-density academic buildings around an open quad and demolishing outdated low-density buildings free up valuable real estate on which to construct new parking structures, residence halls, a performance hall and sports venues (currently being leased from off-campus entities), all of which will contribute significantly to prolific campus life.
This all will be accomplished without purchasing any additional land. The plan creates a dynamic hub of student activity, replaces non-heritage structures with homogenous architecture, and provides state-of-the-art pedagogic facilities.
The TJC comprehensive campus master plan outlines sustainability initiatives to which all future construction must adhere, including LEED certification goals for new construction, additions/renovations and interiors.