SCUP Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Renderings by Ayers Saint Gross
Ayers Saint Gross; Ken Saiki Design; VHB; Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
“ . . . continuous improvement over a long period of time . . . adventurous architecture, branching out . . . deals comprehensively with all of today’s issues . . . bold statement that they will not expand their boundaries . . . takes advantage of natural amenities . . . strong in developing the shared vision with the community . . . ”
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, the flagship campus of the 26-campus UW System, embarked on a master plan in 2004. The plan’s development was linked to an understanding that all projected growth would occur within the existing campus boundary. In order to accomplish this, the university “recreates itself in place.” The challenges of accommodating anticipated growth on the existing grounds resulted in proposals that focused on increased density, identified best use of land, and thoughtful organization of space and connections.