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Master Plan Aspirations

This master-planning process is about more than buildings and walkways, open space and energy efficiency. At its core, it is an opportunity to consider who and what we are, and all that we aspire to be.

Technically, the master plan centers on our physical environment. But just as the new university center represents far more than a collection of glass and concrete, so too does our dream for how the campus evolves in future years and decades. Lead donor Tinkham Veale II described the university center as a place for people from every discipline to come together and get to know one another. His words could apply just as well to all of our 155 acres.

A university is a place of exploration and discovery, exchange and debate, education and research, creative endeavor and more. At their best, master plans help us advance all of those efforts. They not only engage their constituents in the process, but build excitement about the ultimate result.

It is that emotion that translates lines on paper to brick-and-mortar reality. The last master plan, completed in 2005, contemplated the university center, an alumni house, and a vibrant dining, retail and residential development on Euclid Avenue. The latter two already have opened and are in the process of expansion. The first will welcome students this fall.

Our new master plan begins with the goals detailed in Case Western Reserve’s new academic strategic plan, Think Beyond the Possible.

Done right, it will result in a document that will help make this campus an environment that encourages innovation and inspires brilliance.


A Look at Our Campus

Since our founding in 1826, Case Western Reserve has changed significantly. View the photo gallery above to see where we’ve been, and ideas of where we’re headed.

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