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The master planning effort has been underway since July  2005.  Boston College selected Sasaki Associates to assist in the planning process.  Sasaki is working with an Executive Committee as well as a number of advisory committees. 

Phase 1

The first phase of the master planning process is characterized as the reconnaissance phase.  In this phase, the Sasaki representatives met with a number of campus advisory groups to gather information about the campus from their unique perspectives.  There were also several meetings held with undergraduate and graduate students to explore their visions of the future of Boston College.  To date, there have been close to 100 meetings held regarding the Master Plan.  There have also been monthly Executive Committee meetings to review the process and progress of the development of the Master Plan.

In Phase I, Sasaki performed a comprehensive campus/environs analysis, program analysis, building evaluations, and circulation and parking analysis. Below are some of their observations and tools for analysis.

Boston College Campuses (PDF 2.2MB)

Campus Uses (PDF 65KB)

Aerial Views of the Campus (PDF 900KB)

Site Topography (PDF 2.2MB)

Summary of Observations (PDF 1.2MB)

presentation to students

Project designer with students
Project Team met with Undergraduate and Graduate Students in September

Phase 2

In November 2005, Phase 2 of the master planning process began.  Sasaki began by synthesizing their analysis, identifying needs and constraints, further confirming the program and developing an urban design framework. In December and January, the master planning team presented the first round of alternatives to the advisory committees, undergraduate students and graduate students.  Sasaki will continue to develop the alternatives to accommodate both near-term and long-term program and campus development as well as initiate design guidelines for the master plan.  At the end of Phase II, a preferred alternative will be chosen. 

Phase II will be ongoing into spring 2006.

Click here, for more information on the charrette process and photos from the Phase 2 charrettes.


Linda Eastley facilitating group discussion

Joe Quinn presenting feedback at easel

Ric Dumont showing the alternatives on the working model

Charrette participants reviewed the alternatives in small groups, presented their feedback to the larger group and worked with the model to visualize the alternatives.

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