Carleton University Campus Master Plan Update

Updated plan focuses on clear and seamless implementation

Carleton University has evolved significantly since the adoption of the 2010 Campus Master Plan, including the River and Canal Buildings, the MacOdrum Library additions and enhancements, Lennox and Addington House, and a new Health Science/Neuroscience building under development. Brook McIlroy prepared a five-year update to the 2010 Campus Master Plan. The Master Plan renews the University’s vision and key directions, supports the ongoing development of a contemporary and sustainable campus, and reflects changing trends in campus planning and design. The document reinforces the Strategic Integrated Plan (Carleton@75).

The Master Plan integrates proposed new developments while responding to the issues being faced by university campuses across Canada—including the need to accommodate significant growth in an efficient manner that responds to fiscal realities. The Master Plan also responds to changing trends in the way that students, faculty, and staff interact on campus, and incorporates the need for flexible, multi-use spaces for teaching, learning, studying, and socializing.

A key focus of the plan is the development of a clear phasing and implementation strategy for the short-term (5-10 years) and long-term (25-30 years) that prioritizes all elements of the plan. The phasing and implementation includes opportunities to reallocate teaching and learning spaces, and re-skin and provide additions to existing buildings prior to the construction of new buildings.


Ottawa, ON


Carleton University




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