The university currently operates out of an existing academic building that has outdated facilities and does not encourage collaborative learning. The framework plan preserves this building and transforms it into a 21st century design school. The campus heart is formed around a grove of existing trees. A series of collaborative academic studio buildings surround the heart, with the learning and design hub forming the gateway anchor (hybrid of learning commons, student center, and maker space). Three distinct living/learning communities surround the academic core, extending the learning environment while creating an appropriate scale for social and community bonding.