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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.