Master planning can be an effective way to meet a number of parallel institutional objectives, including:
Satisfying municipal requirements
- Meeting site planning approval requirements;
- Providing a pre-approved framework for future campus investments;
- Address compatibility with the neighbourhood and community.
Implementing Seneca’s ongoing strategic and academic plans
- Creating the “space” needed to deliver academic excellence and learning;
- Serving as a pedagogical took, a demonstration of Seneca’s values, philosophy and best practices.
Rendering a vision into which people can believe
- Attracting and enabling funding (public and private);
- Attracting the highest quality of students;
- Recruiting the best faculty and staff;
- Enticing partners in research, services and amenities.
Improving the quality of the Campus environment
- Enhancing the quality of the space at the Campus;
- Addressing the site and building accessibility (public transit, site circulation, pedestrian network servicing);
- Resolving faculty and staff needs regarding space allocation, parking, amenities;
- Improving overall facilities management and servicing conditions.
Providing an approved framework for future decisions
- Making future processes and decisions easier;
- Considering interrelated issues, e.g. parking, servicing, space;
- Making best use of today’s investments and anticipating future build-out;
- Providing clarity and comfort for all, reducing uncertainties.
Generating interest from key stakeholders by engaging in a collaborative process
- Internally, concerning students, faculty, departments, staff and alumni;
- Externally, partners, neighbours and government;
- Demonstrating leadership in campus planning and sustainable design;
- Investigating opportunities for campus expansion.