Campus Master Plan, 2022-2032

The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College (UVM, the University) has engaged in master planning since the 1960s. The master plans have built on previous plans, reflecting the current events and issues of the time and articulating visions for the future. The most recent Campus Master Plan (CMP) was approved in 2006. The 2006 CMP—guided by a vision of academic excellence, student experience, and environmental stewardship—emphasized the campus landscape, with a focus on several key sites and projects. Our campus serves the University’s mission and vision by being flexible enough to accommodate new needs, by demonstrating commitment to a liberal arts education, sustainability, health, and public service, and providing a place of beauty to enhance student learning.

Today, the University is embarking upon a master planning effort for the future of the University’s campus (CMP 2022-2032) by updating the 2006 CMP. The process is expected to be finished in Spring 2022. The Campus Master Plan is a flexible framework that directs the progression of the University of Vermont’s physical campus by providing overall guidance for capital projects, landscape design, and campus improvements. It raises aspirations and the quality of campus to attract and retain the best while providing flexibility to accommodate changing attitudes and the evolving nature of campus environments.

Vision

To create and uphold a beautiful and vibrant campus that promotes an educational community that is welcoming, inclusive, and respectful of all, while promoting and nurturing the student experience, world class research, and sustainable solutions.

Committees & Working Groups

Oversight Committee

The Oversight Committee will meet approximately every two months to establish overall direction (guiding principles, goals, and objectives), check on the progress of the plan, and validate the conclusions developed for the plan prior to its final release.

Members:
Richard Cate, Chair, Vice President, Finance and Administration
Paula Carlaccini, Director, Planning Design & Construction
Luce Hillman, Director, Facilities Management
Lisa Kingsbury, Associate Director, Planning, Planning, Design & Construction
Patricia Prelock, Senior VP and Provost

Staff:
Claire Forbes, Campus Master Plan Project Manager

Working Committee

The Working Committee will meet once a month to propose strategies to further UVM’s goals, objectives, and principles. They are the main working group for the plan and are the sounding board for concept development, providing draft recommendations, and reviewing proposals.

Members:
Lisa Kingsbury, Chair, Associate Director of Planning, Planning, Design & Construction
Jim Barr, Director, Transportation & Parking Services
Eric Berliner, Assistant Director of Maintenance & Operations, Physical Plant Department
Dave Blatchly, Capital Renewal Engineer, Physical Plant Department
Paula Carlaccini, Director, Planning Design & Construction
Luce Hillman, Executive Director, Facilities Management
David Nestor, Dean of Students
Mark Starrett, Associate Professor, Horticulture, Plant and Soil Science
Gioia Thompson, Outreach Manager, Office of Sustainability
Tom Visser, Professor, Historic Preservation Representative
Matt Walker, Grounds Manager, Physical Plant Department

Staff:
Ken Bean, University Architect, Planning, Design & Construction
Joanna Birbeck, Campus Space Manager, Planning, Design & Construction
Claire Forbes, Campus Master Plan Project Manager
Lani Ravin, Associate Planner, Planning, Design & Construction
Michael Richards, Space Planning/Mapping Specialist, Planning, Design & Construction

Campus Master Plan Committee (CMPC)

The CMPC will meet 2-3 times in the master planning process to receive updates and provide feedback. This committee will be split into several strategic working groups to report back to the Working Committee and/or Planning Team.

Members:
Lani Ravin, Chair, Associate Planner, Planning, Design & Construction
Jim Barr, Director, Transportation & Parking Services
Ken Bean, University Architect, Planning, Design & Construction
Joanna Birbeck, Campus Space Manager, Planning, Design & Construction
Teresa Cahill-Griffin, FPPC Representative, College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Paula Carlaccini, Director, Planning Design & Construction
Kerry Castano, Chief of Staff to the Provost
Katharine Coffey, Construction Project Manager/Architect, Planning, Design & Construction
Owen Doherty, Student Government Association
Amber Fulcher, ADA Coordinator, HR Services & Affirmative Action
Shoshanna Grunwald, VPSA & Dean of Students Affairs
Luce Hillman, Executive Director, Facilities Management
Stephanie Hurley, Assistant Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences
Lisa Kingsbury, Associate Director, Planning, Planning, Design & Construction
Anne-Marie Resnik, Staff Council Representative
Michael Richards, Space Planning/Mapping Specialist, Planning, Design & Construction
Mark Starrett, Associate Professor, Horticulture, Plant & Soil Science
Sandy Thibault, Executive Director, Chittenden Area Transportation Mgmt. CATMA
Gioia Thompson, Outreach Manager, Office of Sustainability
Tom Visser, Professor, Historic Preservation Representative
Matthew Walker, Grounds Manager, Physical Plant Department

Strategic Working Groups

The five Strategic Working Groups (SWG) will meet approximately once a month and will work together to analyze the components of their assigned theme, gathering feedback and input from others as necessary, to make high-level recommendations for priorities and strategies to be incorporated into the Campus Master Plan. 

Building Assessment of Former Residential Structures
This SWG will evaluate former residential structures based on where they are located on campus and their context, their historical value, accessibility, and how efficient their space use is in order to prioritize rehab vs. divestment. The group will also prepare analysis and recommendations to help inform a prioritization plan for the future use of these structures with options including: renovation, adaptive reuse, selling, leasing, or demolishing.
 
Members:
Ken Bean, Facilitator, University Architect, Planning, Design & Contruction
Dave Blatchly, Capital Renewal Engineer, Physical Plant Department
Luce Hillman, Executive Director of Facilities
Adam Frazier, Project Coordinator, Physical Plant Department
Tom Visser, Professor, Historic Preservation, Working Committee, CMPC
 
Efficiency and Innovation in Space Utilization
This SWG will propose goals and strategies for flexible active learning, spaces for more faculty and student collaboration, and consolidating, shrinking, and sharing the space devoted to offices. Identify spaces or districts of campus where more interdisciplinary activity and research can occur.
 
Members:
Lisa Kingsbury, Facilitator, Associate Director of Planning, Planning, Design & Construction
Joanna Birbeck, Facilitator, Campus Space Manager, Planning, Design & Construction
Kerry Castano, Chief of Staff, CMPC
Paula Carlaccini, Director, Planning Design & Construction
Kirk Dombrowski, Vice President for Research
Andrew Gingras, Director, Client Services
Katie Hugget, Assistant Dean for Medical Education, Director Teaching Academy
Laura Lesage, Residential Life
Avery Rasmussen, Graduate Student Senate President, CMPC
Cristine Rowley, Interior Designer, Planning, Design & Construction
Randy Spooner, Director, Telecommunication and Network Service
Wendy Verrei-Berenback, Assistant Director, Center for Teaching & Learning

 
Sustainability & Healthy Lives
The ethos of sustainability is central to the character of UVM and many students choose to attend because of UVM’s commitment to advocate for a more sustainable society. This SWG will propose goals and strategies for UVM to continue to strive to be a leader in sustainability and environmental responsibility and create space that demonstrates UVM’s commitment to building healthy environments and societies.
 
Members:
Michael Richards, Facilitator, Space Planning/Mapping Specialist, Planning, Design & Construction
Shoshanna Grunwald, VPSA & Dean of Students Affairs
Stephanie Hurley, Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences
Olivia Lopez, SGA, Committee on Environment Rep
Caylin McCamp, Education & Outreach Coordinator, Office of Sustainability
Michelle Paavola, Medical Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing
Elizabeth Palchak, Sustainable Funds Coordinator
Brandon Schoenfeld, Student
Gioia Thompson, Outreach Manager, Office of Sustainability, CMPC, Working Committee

 
Safety, Diversity, and Accessibility
This SWG will propose goals and strategies that create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.  Strategies could include advocating for fully accessible non-discriminatory spaces, incorporating accessible design, and creating more welcoming and inclusive environments in residential, academic, and administrative spaces.
 
Members:
Lani Ravin, Facilitator, Associate Planner, Planning, Design & Construction
Teresa Cahill-Griffin, FPPC Representative, College of Nursing & Health Sciences, CMPC
Kate Coffey, Construction Project Coordinator, Planning, Design & Construction
Bev Colston, Director, Mosaic Center for Students of Color
Maeve Forbes, SGA Senate – Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Chair
Amber Fulcher, ADA Coordinator, HR Services & Affirmative Action
Caleb Gilbert, Training & Development Coordinator, Custodial Services, President of Staff Council
Kate Jerman, Director, Prism Center
David Nestor, Vice Provost & Dean of Students
Jesse Suter, Executive Director, CDCI
Erica Spiegel, Assistant to the PPD Director, Physical Plant Department
 
 
Movement and Outdoor Space 
This SWG will propose goals and strategies that create a campus that is logically and efficiently connected, with a cohesive and unified public open space system.
 
Members:
Claire Forbes, Facilitator, Campus Master Plan Project Manager
Lana Al-Namee, Student Government Association President
Jim Barr, Director of Transportation & Parking Services
Abby Bleything, Sustainable Transportation Coordinator, Transportation & Parking Services
Clare Nelson, TPS Intern, CEMS Student
Peggy O’Neil-Vivanco, Vermont Clean Cities Coordinator
Annie Seeger White, Lecturer/Ecological Landscape Designer, Plant & Soil Science
Mark Starrett, Associate Professor, Horticulture, Plant and Soil Science
Sandy Thibault, Executive Director, CATMA 
Matt Walker, Grounds Manager, CMPC, Working Committee