Last week, Sasaki presented details about Virginia’s new master plan at a town hall meeting. Sasaki planners and officials from Virginia Tech presented key themes of the master plan, which will act as a roadmap for the future of the university’s campus. They also solicited feedback from the campus community to help shape the plan.
The master plan will establish a physical framework that reinforces the university’s mission, and will help guide the university’s growth in the coming years. Major themes of the plan include celebrating Virginia Tech’s history as a land grant university, enhancing learning and research environments, planning for mobility, accommodating smart growth, fostering inclusive and diverse communities, expanding strategic partnerships, and improving campus accessibility.
Sasaki principals Greg Havens and Mary Anne Ocampo present the master plan
To visualize proposed changes to the Virginia Tech’s campus, Sasaki projected the plans onto a physical model of the campus. The model, which was created entirely in-house in Sasaki’s Fabrication Lab, and the projection brought together digital and physical techniques to convey the concepts and ideas of Virginia Tech’s emerging master plan.