Bishop’s University Approves Guiding Principles Of Its Campus Master Plan
The Board of Governors at Bishop’s University has approved the principles of the institution’s Campus Master Plan Report. The report is the most comprehensive study of the Bishop’s campus ever undertaken, and generated an extensive discussion within the Bishop’s University.
The Campus Master Plan, prepared by architecture firms Peter Rose Architect | ARCOP and Michael Van Valkenburg Associates, was submitted to the University’s Board of Governors in March 2014. One of the key recommendations in the report is to relocate automobiles to the periphery of the campus. Automobiles have been able to move freely in and around the campus since they became ubiquitous in the 1950s.
Hélène St-Amand, Vice-Principal of Finance and Administration, says the University has already taken steps to make the campus more pedestrian friendly, such as limiting circulation in the heart of the campus and making parking more efficient by adding larger lots outside of the core. “The principles the Board has adopted will ensure that the decisions we make now are part of a long-term vision the University has for the future. As stewards of the University, we cherish our campus and we strive to preserve its environmental and architectural integrity for future generations.”
She adds: “Bishop’s has always been like a small village. It’s our job to preserve and protect the pedestrian spirit and the landscape-focused environment of our campus.”
The Board of Governors agreed that although the principles adopted should remain constant, over time new circumstances may bring on new priorities and therefore new recommendations may need to be made.
For more information about Bishop’s University’s Campus Master Plan, please visit: http://www.ubishops.ca/visitors-media/campusmaster-plan.html