A comprehensive plan to upgrade student experiences while elevating the core values of the school
Loyola University Maryland Campus Master Plan
Loyola University Maryland (Loyola) was founded in 1852 as Loyola College, in downtown Baltimore, as a Catholic, Jesuit University. The college moved once before settling at its current Evergreen Campus in 1921. Over the past century, Loyola has added graduate studies to its academic offerings, become coeducational, expanded to the Belvedere, Timonium, and Columbia campuses, and adopted the designation of Loyola University Maryland in 2009.
In 2017, Sasaki was engaged by Loyola to prepare an update to its campus master plan. Prior to the master planning process, the university released the 2017 – 2022 Strategic Plan, The Ignatian Compass: Guiding Loyola University Maryland to Ever Greater Excellence, identifying strategies towards achieving its academic mission: to inspire students to learn, lead and serve in a diverse and changing world. The purpose of the master plan is to translate ideas outlined in the Strategic Plan into a comprehensive guide for making strategic facilities updates to the Evergreen campus.
The campus master plan provides guidance for future campus development; calls for the preservation and enhancement of open spaces; incorporates principles for a more sustainable campus; addresses vehicular, bicycle, transit and pedestrian, circulation and parking issues, and enriches the campus life experience in a phased and implementable manner.
The plan focuses on elevating the quality and parity of the residential experience, notably the first year residential experience. It also introduces complementary program elements that ensure the creation of active, lively, and memorable residential precincts, and improves indoor-outdoor connections across campus.
Deeply tied to its Jesuit and liberal arts missions, engagement, inclusion, and social justice serve as undercurrents for the plan and manifest themselves through strategic new built initiatives and campus-community connections. Working closely with a core team, Steering Committee, Cabinet, Board, and neighborhood community, the plan for Loyola University is a product of multiple levels of engagement.
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