The master plan provides a long-range vision for the campuses of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the Institute of Agriculture. A key element to moving UT Knoxville from a Top 50 public research university to the ranks of the Top 25 involves having the resources to improve and supplement our campus facilities to support first-rate academic and research programs, along with student housing and services.
Once the draft is finalized and approved by the UT Board of Trustees, it will be used as a road map to identify short- and long-term opportunities and define phases for development of facilities and the campus as a whole.
The 2011 Long Range Master Plan is an update to previous versions drafted in 1994 and updated in 2001.
In the spring of 2012, Carol R. Johnson Associates began work to articulate a campus landscape vision for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Working with the Landscape
Technical Committee through group and individual meetings, input was gathered and integrated into recommendations that were presented to the Landscape Advisory Committee. Input from members of Facilities Services was also
solicited via a campus workshop, in recognition of the role that maintenance, careful design, and material selection play in creating high-quality landscapes that convey University excellence.
Input from student representatives was also solicited to inform the creation of a design for the Presidential Courtyard. This residential space was one of four priority areas identified by both Committees as key site improvement projects to be undertaken by the University as an initial application of the campus landscape vision guidelines and site standards. These four projects, as all future projects on the campus, will be subject to review by the newly-formed Campus Planning and Design Committee. The Committee will serve to ensure adherence to the 2011 Long Range Master Plan as well as the Campus Landscape Vision and Site Standards.
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