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Reimagining Master Planning at Florida State University

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Published June 30, 2021
Presented by Dave Irvin, Florida State University | Pete Zuraw, Gordian
Planning Types: Campus Planning

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Florida State University

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After considering the pandemic’s impacts—in particular, new financial constraints and shifting space expectations—it become clear that Florida State University’s relatively recent master plan needed to be reimagined.

Revising a master plan isn’t usually innovative, but Florida State’s holistic approach is. By engaging the whole institution in the conversation, the master plan reset will ensure that the values and aspirations of the institution are reflected in a built environment that not only meets program needs, but supports and sustains the innovation necessary for post-pandemic realities.

The result? A master plan that includes almost no new buildings, rethinks how entire programs work, and drives discipline back into departmental aspirations.


Dave Irvin, Associate Vice President for Facilities, Florida State University
Pete Zuraw, Vice President of Market Strategy and Development, Gordian

Recorded June 17, 2021.

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