Appalachian State University
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian State University offers students a vibrant campus with breathtaking views and cultural and recreational opportunities. To facilitate the changing needs of the users, the culture, and the environment, ASU wanted to implement a master plan that promotes a just and sustainable future. Bolton & Menk, in conjunction with Duda Paine Architects and Michael Cole Campus Planning, completed the master plan. Through numerous listening sessions, committee meetings, and design charrettes, the design team is working in conjunction with a wide range of stakeholders, including university leadership, faculty, staff, and students, as well as representatives from the Town of Boone, to develop a vision and master plan that responds to the university's strategic plan and is harmonious with the needs of the energetic campus and surrounding area. To fully capture all components of a successful master plan, several principal areas of ASU's main campus and satellite locations were studied. Some of the key study areas included campus open spaces, gateways, multimodal transportation, sustainability principles, future building construction/renovation, and the campus' interface with the adjacent urban fabric.
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