Syracuse University’s Office of Academic Affairs has hired a director for the University’s new Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. Martha A. Kalnin Diede, who comes to Syracuse from Western Carolina University, has been appointed to the new post effective…
Sasaki Associates Selected as Partner for Campus Master Plan
As part of the Fast Forward Syracuse Campus Master Plan initiative, Syracuse University will partner with Sasaki Associates to assist with campus planning and identify guidelines to better support the University’s academic and research mission. Sasaki Associates is a Boston-based, award-winning integrated architectural-planning and design firm.
Components of Sasaki’s work include identification of how the physical environment can support student and residential life; a study of existing space use to inform capital prioritization; management of University assets and real estate, including growth, contraction and deferred maintenance; a series of physical planning scenarios; a mobility study of paths and pedestrian movement; an energy and infrastructure study; design guidance for the physical environment; and aspects of campus safety, security and emergency planning.
Beginning this week, Sasaki Associates plans a number of interviews with the University community, including open discussions, targeted meetings intended to explore how Syracuse’s mission can drive the physical environment and general observations about the campus, and voluntary surveys to understand where collaborations exist across campus that might inform space planning, the nature of campus today and how it should develop in the future. The firm will also be gathering information from the University, including space utilization data, campus maps and facilities analyses. Additional opportunities will be provided to the campus community to meet with the firm during the campus master planning process.
Fast Forward Syracuse is a University-wide strategic, transformative and collaborative initiative that allows the University community to build on its widely recognized strengths, improve in such key areas as the undergraduate experience and research, embrace change and prioritize students as the primary focus of everything the University does.
To learn more about Fast Forward Syracuse, visit http://fastforward.syr.edu.