Lamar Institute of Technology, Campus Master Plan

Beaumont, Texas

The Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) master plan provides a vision for the institute’s physical environment to promote and support the institution’s academic values and goals. This 10-year plan details a functional and aesthetically pleasing campus that will meet existing program needs and accommodate ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONFEATURED IN2011 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYCampus Master Planning growth.

Because the institute’s identity has been overshadowed by adjacent Lamar University, it was difficult to distinguish campus boundaries. The master plan creates a new campus entry, providing a "front door" to the campus, which gives LIT an unmistakable identity. This redesign also maximizes space within the 20-acre campus by replacing less space-efficient facilities with larger, multi-story buildings.

The final plan features a fly-by 3-D animation, illustrating proposed campus improvements at each phase. It has helped deepen understanding and support for the phased redesign and new campus vision. The master plan also includes recommendations addressing new facilities, parking reconfiguration, land acquisition, open/green space, campus sustainability, wayfinding and signage, vehicular circulation and a distinct entry defining the campus core.