Sheridan is an institution with three distinct campuses, each with a unique pathway for growth. As set out in the Sheridan Strategic Plan 2024, the Master Plan is intended to guide long-term growth and change at the institution.
The Master Plan aims to reflect Sheridan's aspirations for the physical evolution of its campuses.
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A robust consultation process has guided the Master Plan goals, vision and framework.
The Sheridan Campus Master Plan involved extensive consultation with the campus community, including students, faculty, staff and alumni. From one-on-one interviews, to Ideas Workshops, Open Houses and online Campus Compass surveys, this broad-based consultation process was essential to develop a Master Plan rooted in the Sheridan community's vision for the future.
The Planning Team
Sheridan engaged a multi-disciplinary consulting team, led by Urban Strategies Inc., to direct the Campus Master Plan and related engagement process. Urban Strategies has led some of the most significant campus master plans in southern Ontario, including the University of Guelph and Brock University, as well as directed campus plans for Cornell University, Princeton University, and Simon Fraser University.
Q. What is a Campus Master Plan?
A. Campus Master Plan sets the long-term vision, parameters, policies and directions for the physical development of a campus – its buildings, landscapes and public spaces, movement systems and general infrastructure. The plan ensures that new campus infrastructure fits within the overall plan and makes the best use of limited land resources, aligns with plans for supporting infrastructure, meets the functional needs of the institution and respects Sheridan’s architectural heritage.
Q. Why did Sheridan develop a new Campus Master Plan?
A. Sheridan has seen extensive growth since its establishment in 1967. A new vision is needed to guide and manage future campus growth over the coming decades, and to pave the way for Sheridan to continue evolving as a competitive, innovative and creative learning environment.
Q. What does the project consider?
A. The Master Plan considers the growth of each campus, broad patterns of development and opportunities to organize each campus over the short, medium and long term to ensure an innovative, collaborative, and wellness-focused setting to support not only our academic mission and strategic plan, but the overall student experience and quality of campus life. Other key elements include fostering connections between our campuses and the surrounding communities, and supporting long-term fiscal sustainability.
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