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Campus Master Planning


What is our VISION for the campus in the future?

Facilities Management has been developing a new campus master plan, based on current and projected needs, to guide future campus development.  


2017 Facility Master Plan

The 2017 Facilities Master Plan will establish a framework for orderly growth and development of capital improvements on campus, and is expected to guide planning decisions for the next ten years and beyond. This planning builds upon the successes of the 2009 Facilities Master Plan Update, that led to the development of many of our new academic buildings, renewed outdoor spaces, the Event Center, and recent residential community renovations.

The 2017 Facilities Master Plan follows upon a number of other plans that have guided campus growth from its very humble beginnings in the late 1960’s. The 2017 FMP serves as:

framework consistent with the university mission and strategic plan

cohesive approach to renew existing buildings, upgrade utilities, construct new buildings, and enhance site features

path forward to support a more sustainable future, and

the basis of our ten year capital plan

Campus engagement is critical to the success of the planning process. The FMP development process is being spearheaded by Facilities Management with the close support of the University President and a Steering Committee made up of campus leaders. Critical inputs and reviews are drawn from ten stakeholder groups made up of faculty, staff, undergraduate, and graduate students. These groups are focused on key topic areas, like Transportation, Teaching, Student Life, Sustainability, Recreation, Athletics, Student Services, the Library, and Research. Members of stakeholder groups provided observations, specialized data and inputs, as well as made recommendations on goals and objectives.

The Plan is based on seven Guiding Principles. These principles were developed with the support of the Master Plan Steering Committee.

Align campus development with UMBC’s strategic plan.

Provide for enrollment growth in an intentional manner.

Assure the campus is welcoming and accessible.

Promote meaningful interactions through thoughtful planning.

Advance carbon neutrality and protect the natural environment through responsible stewardship.

Optimize utilization of existing resources.

Encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and research through purposeful adjacencies.

The 2017 Facilities Master Plan is still in progress. It will be completed at the end of 2017 and presented to the Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland in March of 2018.

CLICK HERE for highlights the development process, stakeholder inputs, and features of the 2017 plan.

Historic Master Plans and Aerial Photos

Illustrative Campus Plan 2019

The 2009 Facilities Master Plan Update includes this illustrative plan showing some of the physical changes envisioned to meet projected enrollment growth. They include new academic buildings (in blue), renovated academic buildings (in light blue), a new student services building (in violet), a new athletics building (in yellow), and improvements to or new residence communities (in light and dark red). In addition, new recreational facilities and parking structures are illustrated.


Executive Summary of the 2009 Facilities Master Plan Update

Executive Summary of the 2003 Facilities Master Plan