CSUSB’s Master Plan in the works

IMG_2427By Marion Gil |Staff Writer|

CSUSB’s Master Plan was the topic of a forum held at the SMSU Events Center on Thursday, June 4.

The first meeting was held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the second meeting was held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Details of the Master Plan were presented by representatives of RTKL and Assembladge+, architecture, and designing firms.

The first half of the presentation involved a presentation on the goals and purpose behind the Master Plan, presented by Richard Thompson of Assembledge+, who has led the master plans of six different CSU campuses over the years.

The Master Plan was designed with CSUSB’s goals and mission in mind, with the biggest plans being to strengthen the CSUSB “brand” and to create a campus that is more beneficial to students in terms of learning and lifestyle.

Listed on the presentation PowerPoint, specific goals included:

  • upgrading academic facilities
  • creating a 24/7 campus that supports learning
  • near-term projects
  • celebrate and emphasize the surrounding environment while also promoting and maintaining environmental sustainability
  • enhancing both internal and external connectivity

The second half of the meeting dedicated a dialogue between experts and attendees.

Set up at different tables—safety, living, learning, lifestyle, linkages and transportation—attendees were encouraged to move between tables and talk to experts concerning each topic.

Attendees provided ideas, talked about expectations, and generally brainstormed about what could be done to better the campus.

Different boards where attendees could speak about the campus, voice concerns and give overall thoughts on the importance of certain aspects of the campus, were located at the back of the hall.

According to Thompson, the Master Plan will be implemented over the course of 18 months.

For more information on the Master Plan, as well as what took place at the meetings, click on “Master Plan” under the “Information About” tab at csusb.edu.


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