- What is a Campus Master Plan?
The Campus Master Plan serves as the long range planning guide for accommodating projected student enrollment and all related educational programs and administrative services of the university. All physical improvements on the campus must be consistent with and supportive of the Campus Master Plan.
- What will the Campus Master Plan address?
The Campus Master Plan is written in anticipation of future spatial needs. It guides a strategy for future growth and applies to Campus Land Use and Building, the Public Realm, Mobility, and Infrastructure. The Campus Master Plan is a framework for future Capital Funding Proposals.
- Where does this Campus Master Plan apply?
The Campus Master Plan will address all of the properties associated with SJSU. This includes the Main Campus, South Campus, and places where programs are hosted in the greater City of San José and region. The Campus Master Plan will also examine the relationship between Campus and Downtown San José and anticipate the changes that may occur over the next 20 years.
- Why is it important to do a Campus Master Plan?
The Campus Master Plan ultimately informs Capital Funding Proposals. But, now more than ever, the SJSU campus as a place is important: to the university as a community, to student life, to faculty scholarship, to the future of downtown San José, and to the continued success of the region. It is important to set goals for its public spaces, its accessibility, its functionality, and flexibility. It is an important time for all of us to consider what the future of both campuses can be.
- When was the last Campus Master Plan done?
The last Campus Master Plan was written in 2001 [pdf]. The campus, downtown San José, and the Region have all grown so much over the past few decades, it is time that the campus think about the next two decades and how it will change.
The most recent Facilities Development Plan was written in 2017 [pdf]. The projects that it addresses are in different stages of completion from planning through construction.
- How does this relate to Transformation 2030?
The Strategic Plan for SJSU, Transformation 2030, was developed through a comprehensive and collaborative effort with many stakeholders on campus. The Campus Master Plan will build on the vision for the next 10 years and beyond. The goals below are from the latest official iteration of the Strategic Plan and are subject to change following the results of the April 2023 Campus Values Summit hosted by President Cynthia Teniente-Matson.
Goals and Outcomes
Engage and Educate: Designing spaces to support an engaged and thriving higher education community.
Excel and Lead: Providing places for leadership in cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Grow and Thrive: Creating an inclusive and safe setting for students, faculty, and staff growth and development.
Connect and Contribute: Making connections with the city of San José and region beyond.
Rebuild and Renew: Adopting practices and advanced technology needed to build a sustainable environment.
- How does this relate to other campus related planning?
The Campus Master Plan, which emerges from Transformation 2030—the Strategic Plan for SJSU, focuses on three major plans:
• South Campus Plan
• Main Campus Facilities Development Plan
• Other University Site Plans
These three areas sub tier to the following five plans:
• Utilities and Infrastructure Plans
• Housing Plans
• Sustainability and Energy Plans
• Landscape Master Plan
• Transportation Plans
- Who is on the Campus Master Planning Team?
Master Planning Team
These are the folks on campus that are managing the Campus Master Plan.
• Traci Ferdolage - Senior Associate Vice President, Facilities Development & Operations (FDO)
• Ashraf Fouad, Senior Director of Planning, Design and Construction (PDC)
• Chris Shay, Senior Director of Real Estate and Special Projects, PDC
• Chia Tsai, Associate Director of Planning, PDC
Master Planning Consultants
These are the consultants that were hired to write the Campus Master Plan.
• Christen Soares, Field Paoli Architects, Principal in Charge
• Jane Lin, Urban Field Studio, Urban Designer and Project Manager
• Linda Dalton, Dalton Education Associates, Campus Planning
• Marco Esposito, SWA, Landscape Architect
• Megan Gee, ARUP, Mobility Lead
• Raphael Sperry, ARUP, Sustainability Lead
• Kevin Engstrom, Keyser Marston Associates, Economist
• Rick Kos, GIS Specialist, and SJSU Faculty
About the Consultant Team
The Campus Master Plan Consultant Team was hired to work on the 2017 Facilities Development Plan and also selected through a competitive process for the Campus Master Plan. Field Paoli Architects, an architecture firm in San Francisco, is the Team Lead. The management consultant team includes Urban Field Studio, a spin-off company from Field Paoli Architects specializing in Urban Design, and Dalton Education Associates, campus planners who have been involved with several campus master plans for the CSU system including Cal State East Bay and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
The Technical Consultant Team includes SWA Landscape Architects, Keyser Marston Economists, ARUP Engineering, with Mobility and Sustainability specialists in the lead, and Rick Kos, a Geographic Information Systems Consultant and SJSU Faculty Member, and others as needed.
Ascent Environmental is contracted to handle the Master Plan's environmental review process in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).