In Fall 2011, the University embarked on a focused update of the Campus Master Plan to provide a “light touch” update to the 2004 Campus Plan. A Steering Committee and a representative Campus Master Planning Committee was established with a team consisting of UNH Campus Planning staff along with two outside consultants, Architerra Inc. of Boston and JBA Incorporated of Fort Collins, CO. The team gathered data; evaluated scenarios for consideration; and engaged community input; and delivered a master plan to the President in spring of 2013. The USNH Trustees approved the plan in fall of 2013.
In 2002 the University undertook a comprehensive master plan which was approved by the Board of Trustees in 2004. That comprehensive work engaged representatives from across all facets of the campus and the town. The plan depicted a 20-year planning horizon and included broad programming for all campus entities and their projected space needs. It demonstrated feasibility including transportation and traffic analysis, landscape master planning, building design guidelines, and identification of all anticipated new and renovation projects prioritized into 4 phases.
The 2004 Campus Master Plan continues to be a sound foundation in its observations, principles, goals, and design guidelines and since that time, many of the projects identified have been completed. The condition of the campus clearly reflects the positive impacts of the planning effort. (See what has been accomplished) The dynamic nature of our campus and our educational mission now require the university to review and consider adjustments to the 2004 Plan. These evolving opportunities include: