Campus Planning

As higher education confronts unprecedented change, campus planners are taking on the critical role of synthesizing an institution’s diverse spatial, fiscal, and physical development needs into a unified action plan. SmithGroup’s integrated campus planning provides a comprehensive consideration of academic, financial, campus life, and facility issues. The approach helps facilitate a broad-based consensus for institutional goals and priorities, along with a data-rich understanding of how to realize them in a shifting educational landscape.

Temple University SmithGroup

Temple University Master Plan

SmithGroup’s campus planning team is comprised of experts committed to advancing higher education inclusive of research and academic medical campuses. Our experience ranges from campus master planning, campus strategy & analytics,  precinct planning, and facility master planning to campus design guidelines, landscape architecture planning, and green infrastructure planning. Planners, landscape architects, engineers, and architects inform the broader perspective needed to strategically consider critical performance, cost and constructability issues. This interdisciplinary approach allows for the development of balanced, creative and implementable solutions that are responsive to each client’s unique mission and challenges.

Loyola Campus Master Plan SmithGroup


Loyola University – Shorefront and Central Campus Improvements

Kent State University - Risman Plaza and Student Green SmithGroup

Kent State University - Risman Plaza and Student Green

IUPUI Master Plan SmithGroup

IUPUI Campus and Academic Medical Center Master Plans

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Master Plan SmithGroup

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Master Plan