Published on October 19, 2007
Slide1: UMBC Facilities Master Plan Board of Regents Presentation March 2004 Slide2: Looking West Hillcrest Wilkens Avenue Academic Core Where we have come from: The future site of the UMBC campus in the early 1960s. Slide3: Hillcrest Looking NW UMBC Today Full-time Enrollment Gains: Full-time Enrollment Gains We have met – and exceeded – the Board of Regents’ projections for our enrollment growth sooner than expected. Our growth in full-time undergraduate students and full-time graduate students has been especially significant. Research Productivity: Research Productivity Contracts and grants have increased significantly. We are competitive in our rankings for federally funded research. Award-Winning Faculty : Award-Winning Faculty The quality of our faculty can also be measured by their impressive per-capita ranking for such major awards as Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships, comparing favorably with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Ohio State University. Examples of Significant Centers: Examples of Significant Centers Center for Advanced Studies in Photonics Research Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology (GEST) Center Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology Center for Aging Studies Center for Women and Information Technology (CWIT) Imaging Research Center Shriver Center Campus Development: Campus Development Let’s take a moment to look at what we have become… This “virtual UMBC” was created by students in our Imaging Research Center. Over the past four years, more than 30 students have worked on this project. The final product will be used by admissions and alumni groups, will become an online way-finding map, and will be used in planning facility placement and design. Slide9: Concept Development This diagram shows the desire to pull the campus core’s fabric across Hilltop Circle. The east and west sections of Hilltop Circle in bordered in red indicate areas with a more urban character for “The Loop.” Darker blue sections north and south of Hilltop Circle will have a softer, more wooded feeling on both sides of the road and within the median. The light green areas show a continuum of open spaces acting as connective tissue throughout the campus core. The dark green hatching shows CERA and other natural areas becoming more connected and integrated into the campus core. “Urban Street” “Parkway” Natural areas “Green Corridor” Campus Entrance Traffic Pattern: Campus Entrance Traffic Pattern Taming Hilltop CircleAltering landscaping and traffic patterns: Taming Hilltop Circle Altering landscaping and traffic patterns Existing Conditions: Traffic and parking dominate Hilltop Circle. New: “Parkway” on north and south sides of campus. New: “Urban Street” on east and west sides. Slide12: CERA (in red) and Other Natural Areas Slide13: CERA: Native Forest, Hiking Trails, Animal Habitat, Academic Research Slide14: What is our challenge now? Space. Space Deficits Must Be Addressed: Space Deficits Must Be Addressed Fine Arts and Humanities: Fine Arts and Humanities There is no entrance on the side of the building facing the parking lot Faculty are doubled up in offices Dancers rehearse on concrete floors Note sign on wall: “Do Not Flush During Performances” The photography lab lacks adequate ventilation One of UMBC’s oldest buildings and the largest classroom building on campus. Houses 10 departments and programs, Including Music, English, Visual Arts, Ancient Studies, American Studies. Does not meet ADA and Fire Protection Safety guidelines. (Affects NEA grant applications.) Cannot support incompatible uses. Adjoining classrooms, incompatible learning environments Research Space Deficiencies: Research Space Deficiencies Research Funding We can continue to grow our research dollars (and keep top faculty) if we have the facilities. Priorities of the 10-Year Plan: Priorities of the 10-Year Plan Fine Arts and Humanities Complex Life Sciences (addition to Physics Building) Entrance circle “Green Corridor” (a public-private partnership) Retail/Office/Residential Mixed Use Space on Hilltop Circle Property Acquisition What We Can Become: What We Can Become We are at a crossroads. Look at the progress we have made in less than 40 years. Imagine how much farther we can go. We have the potential. We need the support. Don’t stop us now. It is time to work together – to leverage state, federal, private funds. We will do our part.