VSU Master plan
The purpose of a physical master plan for the University System of Georgia’s colleges and universities is to provide detailed guidelines for the physical development of campuses in order to support their academic missions. The physical master plan seeks to achieve two principal objectives: first, to foster the development of a physical plant that is efficient in serving the academic mission and its physical plant operations; and second, to create a physical environment that is beautiful and emblematic of its educational purpose, and that encourages social and intellectual interchange among students, faculty and staff. Since each of the campuses is an established institution which has a distinct history, physical and community setting, the physical master plan should be reflective of the existing campus and responsive to its future academic mission supporting appropriate renovations and extensions.
A physical master plan concentrates on the physical development
of the campus and its facilities, and encompasses elements of
campus organization, land and building use, vehicular and pedestrian
circulation, infrastructure, open space, relationship to the
community and criteria for campus site and building design to
ensure compliance with physical master plan principles.
Optimally, a physical master plan should sequentially follow the
institution’s strategic (or academic) plan so that it can function as
a physical reflection of the strategic directions being taken by the
institutions. A physical master plan can also be undertaken concurrently with the development of a strategic plan wherein it can function as a test and possible modifier of the strategic plan. [Source: USG Physical Master Planning Template, p. iv, July 1997].
VSU Master Plan Addendum (2010/11 - 2014/15)
VSU North Campus Master Plan Update (July 2007). Contact Dr. Michael Black at 229-245-6517.
VSU Master Plan (2005)
VSU Campus Historic Preservation Plan (November 7, 2006). Contact Dr. Michael Black at 229-245-6517.
University System of Georgia Office of Real Estate and Facilities
VSU Department of Physical Plant and Facilities Planning
Design and implementation of the VSU Master Plan involves numerous individuals both from inside and outside our institution. If you have questions about VSU's plan or ideas to enhance the plan, please contact one of the following individuals:
- Mrs. Sue M. Fuciarelli, Vice President for Finance and Administration
- Dr. Karla Hull, Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs
- Mr. Raymond Sable, Director of Physical Plant and Facilities Planning
- Mr. Robert Tindall, Associate Director of Physical Plant for Facilities Planning
Page revised January 25, 2013.