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2017 Master Plan

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Virginia Tech officials are hard at work on the development of a new Master Plan that will shape how Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg, Roanoke, and National Capital Region campuses grow to support the vision set out in the Beyond Boundaries initiative and anticipated enrollment growth.

The 2017 Master Plan for Virginia Tech will integrate the academic mission of the university to develop VT-shaped individuals by focusing on infrastructure, quality of space, space analysis and land use, and student life initiatives.

It will incorporate strategies for the creative and efficient use of existing space, as well as the development of new facilities that encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and partnerships and new ideas for housing an increasingly transient population of students, faculty, and researchers.

The master planning process allows the university to holistically take inventory of where it is and think strategically about where and how it would like to invest.  Planners are being challenged to think broadly about how the improvement of structure and landscape can complement the university’s goals of collaboration among academic and research disciplines and the enhancement of the student experience.  The result will be an action based strategic plan encompassing programmatic and capital project goals and objectives for the next 10 years and beyond.