The Plan will provide Sheridan students, faculty and staff with inspiring places to learn, teach, work, foster wellness, collaborate and innovate while also building stronger connections to our local communities.
The focus of the Plan will be on the quality of place each campus offers, and on creating more attractive, user-friendly and inclusive built and natural environments with an emphasis on sustainability and wellness. The plan will ensure that Sheridan’s physical resources and campus settings support the institution’s vision, mission and goals as expressed in the Sheridan 2024 Strategic Plan.
The Planning Team
Sheridan has 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.
The project launched in Spring 2019 and will be a 14-month process, with completion of the new Sheridan Campus Master Plan targeted for May 2020. Through this time period, input will be actively sought from our internal and external communities, through stakeholder interviews, focus groups and workshops, online surveys, and open houses on each campus.
Campus Master Plan Open Houses
Thank you to all who attended our first round of Campus Master Plan Open Houses!
Additional open houses are planned for April 14-16, 2020, providing our community with additional opportunities to speak with the Campus Master Plan team and provide their feedback on the draft 30-Year Vision. Stay tuned for details!
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 is Sheridan developing 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. How long will the Campus Master Plan process take?
Q. What will the project consider?
A. The Master Plan will consider 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 will include fostering connections between our campuses and the surrounding communities, and supporting long-term fiscal sustainability.
Q. Who can I contact for more information?