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Master Planning

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No university is complete without a carefully thought out plan for its development and sustainment. In 1967, the Master Plan for Memorial was developed by Sir Frederick Gibbard and Partners, who was retained by the then President, Lord Taylor.

The purpose of the Master Plan is to set a pattern for the full development of Memorial as a multi-faculty university.

In 1975, sufficient redevelopment had taken place on campus to require a revision of the Master Plan by its originators. Among the major buildings being contemplated or being built at that time were the HSC, Engineering Building, and Q.E. II Library.

Because the Master Plan must be continuously revised to answer the challenges of a thriving and growing campus, in 1986, local planners BFL Consultants, were retained to once again update the Master Plan. At that time, the Institute for Marine Dynamics had been built, and the CERR Building, Small Animal Care and Biotechnology, and Extension to the Arts & Administration Building were being planned. So a necessary re-examination of the Plan was warranted.

Now in 2001, major developments including a $13 million Field House and a $5 million Marine related training facility are in the construction stage, and the inexorable process of the Master Plan will continue.

For information, contact Facilities Engineering & Development at 8725.

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