Executive - University of Nevada, Reno

Report
Work Session #3
Analysis & Initial Concepts
University of Nevada Reno Master Plan Update
10 June 2014
Van Woert Bigotti | Sabbatini | Corneil
AGENDA
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Project schedule
Engagement
Key themes from stakeholder meetings
Planning directives
Draft planning principles
Strategic Goals
Analysis/Seven Big Ideas
Synthesis
Initial Concepts
Next Steps
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BACKGROUND
project schedule
Working Schedule
Strategic Plan and Campus Master Plan
University of Nevada Reno
Academic Calendar
Instruction
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Strategic Plan
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Info Gathering/Campus Interviews and Workshop
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Drafting the Plan Update
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Refining the Draft Plan w/UNR Feedback
UNR Review
UNR Review
Final Submittal
Campus Master Plan
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Goals and Due Diligence
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Analysis and Initial Concepts
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Alternatives and Preferred Direction
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Documentation
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University Regional Center Plan
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RTC Regional Transportation Alternatives
Coordination Meetings
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BACKGROUND
engagement process
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University Leadership
Staff & Faculty
Students
City Representatives
TMCC and DRI
Business leaders
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Adam Garcia UNR, Police Chief
Al Stavitsky UNR, Dean of Journalism
Alan Gertler DRI, Vice Pres. for Research
Amanda Evans UNR, Dir. Administrative Services
Amy Cummings RTC Director of Planning
Amy Fitch UNR, Lecturer & Chair of Bicycle Friendly Univ.
Amy Koeckes UNR, Assoc. Dir. of Student Engagement
Andrew Clinger City of Reno, City Manager
Angela Bigotti VWB Architects, Design Principal
Ann Larson UNR, Sr. Assoc A.D.
Armando Ornelas City of Sparks, Senior Planner
Audrey M. Casey UNR, Dir. Academic Affairs
Bernie Carter Landowner/Developer
Blake Smith Landowner/Developer
Bob Cashell City of Reno, Mayor
Brad Van Woert VWB Architects, Principal
Brenda Blackburn Associate Athletic Director
Brian Canepa Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates, Principal
Bruce Shively UNR, Planning Budget & Analysis
Chad Schmucker National Judicial College
Cheryl Hug UNR, Director, Student Health Center
Chris Partridge UNR, Coord. Student Engagement
Chuck Price UNR, Dir. Student Union, Faculty Senate Chair
Cindy Marczynski, Ph.D. UNR, Counseling Services
Claudene Wharton UNR, Communications Specialist
Colin Robertson NV Museum of Art
Dan Ruby UNR, Director of Planetarium
Dave Croasdell UNR, IS Dept. Chair, *FAR
David Sanders Professor, Civil/Eng Faculty Senate
David Stipech EM KUNR
Denise Baclawski UNR, Sr. Dir. Facilities Maintenance Services
Denise Hedrick Education Alliance, Exec. Director
Dick Bartholet *RAD, Education & Partnerships Chair
Don Sibery Renown, CEO
Doug Knuth UNR, Athletics
Ellen Houston UNR, Faculty Senate
Fred Holman UNR, Faculty Senate
Fred Turnier City of Reno, Dir. Of Community Development
Gina Tempel Assoc. Dean
Graham Kent UNR, Dir. NV Seismological Laboratory
Heidi Gansert UNR, Exec. Dir., External Relations
Huapei Chen UNR, Information Technology
Jake Pereira **ASUN
Jane Detweiler Assoc. Dean CLA
Jane Nichols TMCC, Vice Pres. Academic Affairs
Jane Tors UNR, Director of Communications
Janet Wright Nevada Volunteers
Janne Corneil Corneil Collaborative, Principal
Jean Regan Sr. Assoc. Dean-Finance
Jed Hammer UNR, Sr. Planner, Planning Budget & Analysis
Jeff Ceccarelli Retired – NV Energy
Jerome Maese UNR, Director, Residential Life
Jerry Marczynski UNR, Student Services
Jessica Younger UNR, Chief of Staff Division of Health Sciences
Jim Fizsimmons UNR, Dir. of Campus Recreation and Wellness
Jim Kenyon *UNSOM
Jim McClenahan Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board
Jim Rundle City of Sparks, Sen. Planner
Jodi Herzik MPA, Faculty Senate
Joe Cline UNR, Vice Provost
John Carothers UNR, VP for Development & Alumni Relations
John Sagebiel UNR, EH&S, Assistant Dir., Environmental Programs
John Slaughter Washoe County, County Manager
John Trent UNR, Sr. Editor New
Karsten Heise Governor’s Office of Econ. Dev.,
Kathy Ray Dean, Libraries & TLT
Ken Krater KKrater Consulting, President
Kevin Carman UNR, Provost
Kim Robinson TMRPA*, Executive Director
Kristen McNeill Washoe Co. School, Chief of Staff
Kristy Van Zant VWB Architects, Project Architect
Kurt Mische KNPB-TV, President/CEO
Lance Bowen TMCC, Assoc. Dean of Assessment & Planning
Larry Engstrom UNR, School of the Arts Dir.
Lee Gibson RTC Executive Director
Linda Kuchenbecker UNR, Class Staff
Linda Platz 1055 Evans Ave
Marc Johnson UNR, President
Marcella Yeates UNR, Director of Planning & Design
Maria Sheehan TMCC, President
Marily Mora Airport Authority, President/CEO
Marlene Rebori UNR, Service-Leaning & Civic Engagement
Mary Dugan UNR, General Counsel
Mary Zabel UNR, Dir. Disability Resource Center
Mat Sinclair Discovery Museum, Exec. Director
Maureen McKissick City of Reno, Strategic Dev. Administrator
Maureen McKissick City of Reno, Strategic Dev. Administrator
Melissa Piasecki Sr. Assoc. Dean Academic Affairs
Michelle Horton UNR, Assistant Director Parking Administration
Micrea Nicolescu UNR, Computer Science & Engineering
Mike Kasmierski EDAWN, Executive Director
Mike Nicks UNR, Information Technology
Mridul Gautam UNR, VP Research & Innovation
Neil Krutz City of Sparks, Deputy City Manager
Nick Pavich Landowner/Developer
Nicole Casillas Graduate Student
Patricia Ellison UNR, Faculty Senate
Patricia Richard UNR, Chief of Staff
Paul Bible Lewis Roca Rothgerber, Partner
Pedro Martinez Washoe Co. School, Superintendent
Raquel DePuy Grafton UNR, *JCSU, Assoc. Dir. Operations
Raymond Needham Scheduling Services
Reg Stewart UNR, Chief Diversity Officer
RJ Boyajian UNR, Grad. Student Assoc.
Robert Sabbatini Robert Sabbatini AICP FASLA
Rod Aeschlimann Exec. Dir. Res Life, Housing Food
Roger Hanson RTC, Sen. Transit Planner
Ron Zurek UNR, VP Admin. & Finance
Ronda Bennett UNR, Sr. Assoc. Athletics Director
Sam Males UNR, State Director Nevada SBDC
Sean McGoldrick UNR, Facilities
Serge Herzog Inst. Analysis
Shannon Ellis UNR, VP Student Services
Sheena Harvey UNR, Member Services Coordinator
Sherry Waugh UNR, *CFRC Director
Sienna Reid TMRPA, Senior Planner
Stacy Burton UNR, Vice Provost
Stephanie Woolf UNR, EH&S Director
Steve Anderson EDAWN, Chairman of the Board
Steve Driscoll Sparks, Interim City Manager
Steve Maples UNR, Director, Admission
Steve Segal Landowner/Developer
Steve Wells Desert Research Institute, President
Susan Dunt UNR, HR, Manager, BCN Risk Mgmt
Susan Hill UNR SoM, Dir. Of Marketing & Communication
Thomas White UNR, Exec. Dir. Marketing Communications
Tim Heydon ENG Advisory Board/Neighbor
Tim McFarling UNR, Human Resources
Tina Iftiger Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, V.P. of Airport Econ. Dev.
Tina Ruff UNR, Associate Ad, Facilities & Event Operations
Tom Kozel UNR, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Tom Schwenk UNR, VP for the Division of Health Sciences
Troy Miller UNR, Director of Real Estate
Trudy Larson Director, Health Sciences
Vince Catalano Prof. Science UNR
William Jacques UNR, Director, Housing Facilities
BACKGROUND
key themes
• Densify the core campus and improve the landscape and pedestrian-friendly character of the campus and
its’ edges
• Make better connections from north to south, especially between the North Campus and Mid Campus
• There is need for more and better research space as well as space for faculty and student informal study
as well as teaching labs and studio space – issues for recruiting high level faculty
• Address challenges for visitors in accessing community events and resources on campus
• Emphasis interdisciplinary collaboration and support the innovations in learning and research of the
university, especially in engineering, technology, and the arts
• Create better connectivity between the University and the City by catalyzing projects and programs that
nurture partnership and collaboration – projects suggested are: business school, innovation center, student
housing with retail, administrative offices, and other graduate level activities that do not need immediate
proximity to the core of campus
• Coordination of the City’s Downtown Strategic Plan and Regional Center Plan, RTC’s infrastructure
planning for North Virginia and the University’s Master Plan Update and Gateway District Development
Plan will create tremendous momentum from all parties
• Align the University’s research, innovation, and entrepreneurship programs with State and City economic
development strategies, and the strengths of the business community
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BACKGROUND
planning directives
• Integral to the Strategic Plan
• Focus on the next 7 to 10
years
• 22,000 Student FTE
• Determine Carrying capacity
and identify framework for
beyond
• Identify opportunities between
9th and 8th
• Identify opportunities and
strategies south of I-80 to 4th
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BACKGROUND
planning principles : DRAFT FOR REVIEW
• Build new space and renovate existing space to support the learning and research goals of
the University
• Embrace and improve the “small college experience” within a large research university by
improving the residential experience both on and off campus
• Densify the main campus and embrace the unique attributes of the campus: the historic
core, the topography and landscape, the culture and character of place
• Create comfortable, robust pedestrian connections within and off campus, especially north
to the medical district and south to the I-80 district on both sides of the freeway
• Address wayfinding and access issues for visitors to campus
• Reinforce “gateways” at the edges of the campus
• Create a seamless transition from the campus to the Downtown across I-80 with physical
improvements and program catalysts
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STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS
framing the master plan
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STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS
framing the master plan
LEARNING
• Access and affordability
• Innovations in teaching & learning
• Retention and completion
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STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS
framing the master plan
LEARNING
• Access and affordability
• Innovations in teaching & learning
• Retention and completion
DISCOVERY
• Interdisciplinary research & collaboration
• Commercialization & entrepreneurship
• Industry partnerships
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STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS
framing the master plan
LEARNING
• Access and affordability
• Innovations in teaching & learning
• Retention and completion
DISCOVERY
• Interdisciplinary research & collaboration
• Commercialization & entrepreneurship
• Industry partnerships
ENGAGEMENT
• Economic development engine
• Civic engagement
• City as a learning lab
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UNR Master Plan Update
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STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS
framing the master plan
LEARNING
• Access and affordability
• Innovations in teaching & learning
• Retention and completion
DISCOVERY
• Interdisciplinary research & collaboration
• Commercialization & entrepreneurship
• Industry partnerships
ENGAGEMENT
• Economic development engine
• Civic engagement
• City as a learning lab
STEWARDSHIP
• Increase funding from all sources
• Support culture of competition and
entrepreneurship
• Maximize learning per sq foot
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UNR Master Plan Update
Work Session #3 10-11 June 2014
STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS
framing the master plan
LEARNING
• Access and affordability
• Innovations in teaching & learning
• Retention and completion
DISCOVERY
• Interdisciplinary research & collaboration
• Commercialization & entrepreneurship
• Industry partnerships
ENGAGEMENT
• Economic development engine
• Civic engagement
• City as a learning lab
STEWARDSHIP
• Increase funding from all sources
• Support culture of competition and
entrepreneurship
• Maximize learning per sq foot
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ANALYSIS
seven big ideas/drivers
• Learning Landscape – access and
innovation in teaching & learning
• Small College Experience – small college
feel within a large university context
• Innovation Platform – research,
collaboration & entrepreneurship
• Campus Character- unique identity
and sense of place
• Connectivity – integrated, multimodal mobility
• Campus in the City – integration of
the University and the City
• Growth & Change – short and long
term development opportunities
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ANALYSIS
learning landscape
• Support innovations in learning
and teaching by creating the
“right” kind of space for
collaboration, experimentation
and exploration, and creative use
of technology
• Consider the learning that
happens inside and outside of the
classroom in all kinds of spaces
across campus and beyond
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ANALYSIS
academic landscape
• Uses are generally “zoned” across
campus
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ANALYSIS
learning landscape
• Academic Neighborhoods
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ANALYSIS
learning landscape
• Formal learning occurs in
most academic buildings, but
where are the places for
informal learning indoors and
outdoors?
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ANALYSIS
small college experience
• Nurture an intimate “small college”
experience for students by creating
places for residential and
commuter students within a large
research university and all the
opportunities it has to offer
• Acknowledge the importance of
the student experience, on and off
campus, in attracting and retaining
students and improving completion
rates
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ANALYSIS
small college experience
• Formal student activities
need to be supported by
interconnected network of
informal study, hangout and
social spaces with food and
coffee
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ANALYSIS
small college experience
• University student housing
clustered on North Virginia
• Close by private student
housing is concentrated in
remote locations northeast of
campus
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ANALYSIS
small college experience
• Athletic & recreation facilities
centrally located but land
locked
• Band of parking structure,
stadium, and playfields
create a barrier to North
Campus
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ANALYSIS
innovation platform
• Support an emerging culture of
innovation, collaboration, and
entrepreneurship both on and off
campus
• Build state-of-the-art facilities in
locations that will create centers
of innovation and catalyze
economic development
• Consider the eco-system of
collaboration spaces – one size
does not fit all
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ANALYSIS
innovation platform
• Research happens across
campus and is concentrated
in some buildings
• How can we support
collaboration, innovation, and
entrepreneurship in other
ways?
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ANALYSIS
innovation platform
• Startups and businesses
emerging across the City
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ANALYSIS
innovation platform
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Small Investment
Large Investment
• Collaboration can be supported in a
range of spaces, from informal to
formal
Interdisciplinary
Research
Formal
Collaboration
Student
Collaboration
Maker
Space
Co-work
Space
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Research
Partnerships
Informal
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Formal
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ANALYSIS – interdisciplinary research
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Northeastern University Interdisciplinary Research Complex
Boston, MA (planned)
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University of Calgary EEEL Building
Calgary, Alberta
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ANALYSIS – formal collaboration
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University of Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Madison, WI
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Stanford University Design School
Stanford, CA
ANALYSIS – student collaboration
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UW Mercer Student Lounge
Seattle, WA
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ANALYSIS – maker spaces
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Artisan’s Asylum
Somerville, MA
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Makerhaus
Seattle, WA
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ANALYSIS – accelerators/startup halls
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MassChallenge
Boston, MA
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Y-Combinator
Silicon Valley, CA
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Cambridge Innovation Center
Cambridge, MA
ANALYSIS – research partnerships
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Novartis Headquarters
Cambridge, MA
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Genzyme Building
Cambridge, MA
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ANALYSIS
campus character & identity
• Place matters – for first
impressions, and for creating
memories that last
• Reinforce the unique character of
the UNR Campus, it’s history, it’s
geography and climate, and it’s
landscape and culture
• Improve existing and build new
unique and special places across
campus
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ANALYSIS
campus character & identity
• Significant topography across campus
creates several distinct zones and
demands careful attention to pedestrian
connections up the hill
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ANALYSIS
campus character & identity
• UNR has a special history and identity
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campus character & identity
• Sense of place strongest in south campus
– decreases south to north
• Identity uneven on campus boundaries
• Quality of the pedestrian experience
strongest in the south – decreases south
to north
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ANALYSIS - campus character & identity
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ANALYSIS - campus character & identity
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connectivity
• Creating efficient and
comfortable transportation
opportunities is essential to
maintaining access to all
Nevada citizens
• Improving the pedestrian
experience in and around
campus is essential to improving
the overall learning, discovery,
and engagement experience of
students
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ANALYSIS
connectivity
• Most of campus core is
within a short walking radius
• Railroad tracks make
walking routes to areas east
of Evans Avenue longer,
more circuitous
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ANALYSIS
connectivity
• Most buildings in campus core are
accessible by pedestrian walkways
• Weaker pedestrian connections to
northern campus, east of Evans Avenue
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ANALYSIS
connectivity
• Private-vehicle restrictions
on portions of centralcampus roads strengthen
core connectivity
• Pedestrian enhancements in
northern and eastern parts
of campus fill gaps in
network
• New pedestrian connection
over railroad tracks
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ANALYSIS
connectivity
• Most existing bike
connections between UNR
and rest of city are via
unofficial routes on
neighborhood streets
• Planned RTC bike network
enhancements will start to
enhance bike connectivity,
safety to the south
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ANALYSIS
connectivity
• The potential: Much of
Central Reno and Midtown
are accessible via a short
bike ride from campus
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ANALYSIS
connectivity
• No official bike routes
through campus
• Campus bike community
has created a set of
unofficial routes through
campus
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ANALYSIS
connectivity
• Creates strong east-west,
north-south connections
within campus
• Enhances connections
between campus and
Downtown Reno
• Proposes dismount zone on
central-campus pathways
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ANALYSIS
connectivity
• Rapid extension would
significantly strengthen
transit connectivity between
campus and Downtown
Reno, Midtown
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ANALYSIS
connectivity
• Shuttles create strong northsouth connectivity
• Highest ridership stations:
Central campus and
northern-campus parking
facilities
• Lower ridership today on
Green line, likely to increase
with new residential facilities
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ANALYSIS
connectivity
• Conceptual network focuses
on integrating Rapid
extension with campus core
• RTC-proposed roundabouts
create campus gateways,
simplify transit operations
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ANALYSIS
connectivity
• Existing plan for rapid
network: Most of campus is
within a short walk of a rapid
station
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ANALYSIS
connectivity
• Conceptual station locations:
Increase share of campus
within a 5-minute walk of a
Rapid station
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ANALYSIS
connectivity
• According to most recent
counts: Most parking-lot
vacancy is in northern part
of campus
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ANALYSIS
connectivity
• Existing: Southern Virginia
Street creates most direct
vehicle connections to major
campus parking facilities
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ANALYSIS
connectivity
• Future: Southern Virginia
Street continues to be main
vehicle access route
• Road closures have no
effect on access to major
parking facilities
• Traffic calming on S.
Stadium Way enhances that
route as a bike/ped
connection while maintaining
some private-vehicle access
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ANALYSIS
connectivity
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ANALYSIS
campus in the city
• Creating a seamless transition
from Campus to the Downtown
will create opportunities for
partnership, collaboration, and
engagement with a broad range
of stakeholders
• Connections need to be
physical, programmatic, and
psychological
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ANALYSIS
campus in the city
• Current planning areas
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campus in the city
• Redevelopment districts
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campus in the city
• Student population
by zip code
• A majority of
students live in the
neighborhoods west
of campus
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ANALYSIS
growth & change
• As the university continues to
grow enrollment, faculty, staff,
and research, maximizing
learning per square foot should
be a priority
• Every new building and major
renovation should provide
opportunity for innovation and
learning and should give back to
the overall campus
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ANALYSIS
program - enrollment
• Growth to 22,000 Student
HC by 2022
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ANALYSIS
program - space demand
• Projected space
demand reflects
increase in faculty
student ratios
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development opportunities
• Current & Planned Projects
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ANALYSIS
program - planned and studied projects
• “Waterfall” list
• Additional projects under
consideration
• Does not include projects
from forthcoming capital
campaign
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ANALYSIS
program - demand vs supply
• Deficit in Academic Space
• Deficit in Research Space
• Increase in traditional residential
from 16% to 20% of student FTE
7
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ANALYSIS
campus
density
comparisons University of Florida,
• Comparative
FAR’s
Tampa
7
Building Area 2,816,000 SF
0’
750’
Building Area 4,478,230 SF
Campus Area 208 Acres
Campus Area 233 Acres
DENSITY= 0.30 Floor Area Ratio
DENSITY= 0.44 Floor Area Ratio
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ANALYSIS
campus
density
comparisons
• Comparative
FAR’s
7
Building Area 2,816,000 SF
0’
750’
University of Virginia
Building Area 3,521,524 SF
Campus Area 208 Acres
Campus Area 138 Acres
DENSITY= 0.30 Floor Area Ratio
DENSITY= 0.59 Floor Area Ratio
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ANALYSIS
campus
density
comparisons
• Comparative
FAR’s
7
Building Area 2,816,000 SF
0’
750’
Virginia Tech
Building Area 5,724,432 SF
Campus Area 208 Acres
Campus Area 206 Acres
DENSITY= 0.30 Floor Area Ratio
DENSITY= 0.72 FAR - 10 year plan
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ANALYSIS
campus
density
comparisons
• Comparative
FAR’s
7
Building Area 2,816,000 SF
0’
750’
Rice University
Building Area 2,996,858 SF
Campus Area 208 Acres
Campus Area 87 Acres
DENSITY= 0.30 Floor Area Ratio
DENSITY= 0.79 Floor Area Ratio
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ANALYSIS
campus
density
comparisons University of Texas, Austin
• Comparative
FAR’s
7
Building Area 2,816,000 SF
0’
750’
Building Area: 25,067,625 SF
Campus Area 208 Acres
Campus Area: 286 Acres
DENSITY= 0.30 Floor Area Ratio
DENSITY= 2.0 Floor Area Ratio
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ANALYSIS
development opportunities
• Development sites
• w/ site areas listed
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SYNTHESIS
planning considerations
• Increase pedestrian amenities throughout
the campus
• Create a gracious gesture to neighbors on
all boundaries of campus
• Resolve the circulation conflicts
• Create a focus to sub-areas of the campus
• Determine the uses and strategy of
implementation between 8th & 9th and south
of I-80
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SYNTHESIS – planning context
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SYNTHESIS – planning context
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SYNTHESIS
urban design framework
gate
bio-medical
district
• UNR districts with central open spaces
• Each of the four campus districts will be
distinct:
• University District with mixed use development,
urban street life, and city square
• Main Campus Core with historic buildings and
landscape features, is the heart of academic life
on campus
• Student Life Center defined by state-of-the art
campus facilities including student center,
knowledge center, and recreational facilities
• Bio-medical District with a connected,
pedestrian-oriented academic research district
• Gateways along North Virginia and
Evans Road
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student life
center
gate
academic
core
gate
university
district
gate
INITIAL CONCEPTS
“districts”
• Major UNR campus districts with unique
landscape identity, arrival experience,
and cluster of uses.
• Core campus spaces are linked by a
shady, pedestrian-oriented north-south
system of pathways.
• Center Street becomes the main
“connector” street across I-80 with
housing for students, graduates, faculty,
retail and amenities
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bio-science
research
campus
life
academic
core
college
town
INITIAL CONCEPTS
“frame”
gate
• Virginia Streets, Evans Road, 6th Street,
and Enterprise Road define the campus
edges with distinctive landscape and
streetscape treatment.
• Virginia Street becomes the “Student
Life” corridor with student housing, retail,
and student amenities
• Evans Road becomes the “Innovation”
corridor with academic, research, and
innovation businesses
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gate
gate
gate
INITIAL CONCEPTS
“corridor”
north
gate
• North Virginia is improved as a
pedestrian-oriented/transit corridor that
provides access to the campus along its’
entire length.
• A series of gateways provide multiple
“front doors” to campus for students,
staff, faculty, and visitors.
mid
gate
arts
gate
main
gate
town
gate
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INITIAL CONCEPTS – comparison
gate
bio-science
research
north
gate
gate
campus
life
gate
mid
gate
gate
arts
gate
academic
core
gate
college
town
gate
main
gate
town
gate
districts
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corridor
NEXT STEPS
• August 11th and 12th Work Session focused on
developing initial concept alternatives into a
preferred master plan direction
• Coordination with RTC plans for North Virginia
and Gateway area
• Coordination with Gateway District Development
Plan process
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