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Campus Master Plan

Campus Master Plan

Drexel University is carrying out its 2012-2017 Campus Master Plan in accordance with its Strategic Plan in an effort to expand the University's commitment to innovation, foster collaborative learning, enliven the campus and cultivate personal, civic and academic discovery. The Master Plan rests upon four primary principles:

  • Distinguish Drexel's campus as a vibrant modern university district.
  • Bring the campus to the street.
  • Draw the community together around shared places.
  • Expand the innovation community.

The Master Plan's timeframe exceeds that of the Strategic Plan, outlining 30 years of campus growth and development. Projects enumerated in the plan range in size and scheme from landscape improvements to the creation of a new campus neighborhood. The University has enlisted a number of different design firms to assist with Master Plan undertakings, ensuring a dynamic and diversified campus aesthetic.

The 2012-2017 Campus Master Plan, developed with Boston-based firm Goody Clancy, is Drexel's first campus plan to communicate updates and outreach efforts via social media platforms such as Twitter (@drexelplan) and Facebook (search for Drexel Master Plan). Utilizing social media to disseminate Master Plan information increases the transparency of the design and development processes and allows for feedback from the public.

In 2012, Drexel's Master Plan received the Award for Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus from the the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). Implementation of the remaining Master Plan projects will continue in the spirit of excellence and with a sense of responsibility towards the greater community.

To view the 2012-2017 Campus Master Plan, visit the University's Strategic Plan website.