Ursinus College Campus Master Plan

Collegeville PA

Ursinus College is a 1,200-student liberal arts college located in Collegeville in suburban Philadelphia. The phased master plan addressed the College's needs to improve physical and academic environments as a means for enhancing campus life and attracting more students. Through investigative discussions with faculty, staff and students, WRT's master plan recommended a reorientation of the campus to an internal greensward, or mall, to create a signature identity. The plan identified the creation of a pedestrian core while simultaneously improving pedestrian connections within and from the campus to the surrounding woodlands and field. Comprehensive planting, lighting, and signage guidelines were addressed, and solutions to stormwater management issues were developed.