The Edwardsville campus was originally planned by noted architect Gyo Obata of Hellmuth, Obata, Kassabaum, LLC. This update of the Edwardsville Facilities Master Plan, remains true to the original Obata master plan and updates it to meet current and foreseeable campus and regional needs. This update focuses on a 25-year projection of the campus that is consistent with the original vision of the University. New building designs and locations will be consistent with the Design Guidelines for Architects and Engineers approved by the Board of Trustees in 2006. This plan is also in consonance with the SIUE Land Use Plan. This update to the original plan continues the original concept of appropriately scaled buildings sited to create quadrangles and walkways within a pedestrian dominated core.
This updated Master Plan focuses solely on the Edwardsville campus since the Alton campus plan is included in the RAMP request, the East St. Louis campus was recently expanded and is considered complete, and the Springfield facility will only grow moderately in response to the expanded presence of the Pharmacy and Nursing programs. Also, University Park property will develop as needed in response to the market demands and is therefore not a part of this Plan. The development of this plan is an on-going process. To date, the proposed projects in this draft are:
The new Library will provide enhanced space both for collections and for studying by individuals and small groups. The existing Library will be converted to house the University Museum, classrooms, and faculty offices.
Academic Success Center
The Academic Success Center will provide a consolidation of the campus resources needed by undergraduate students. Programs ranging from health care to academic advising to career counseling will be brought together from their presently scattered locations.
The Amphitheater will provide an outdoor campus venue for the presentation of formal and informal performances, and activities related to both entertainment and education.
Health Sciences Building
The Health Sciences Building will bring together the School of Nursing and the School of Pharmacy into one state-of-the-art facility. The collocation will enhance the opportunities for interdepartmental programs.
The movement from surface parking to parking structures will free up critical core areas for both new buildings and enhanced open space. It will restore significant areas to the vision of the original Master Plan. In accordance with the SIUE Land Use Plan any additional surface parking will be outside the core.
The plan addresses both the immediate need for additional and improved space for the sciences and the foreseeable future needs through two identified sites.
Fitness Center Expansion
The existing Fitness Center is not adequate to meet our growing campus population. The addition will provide more court space as well as space for the expanding fitness and recreation programs.
Birger Hall Expansion
The original design for Birger Hall envisioned an additional wing which is reflected in the plan.
Early Childhood Expansion
The Early Childhood Center has inadequate space to meet the existing and foreseeable demand. This addition provides additional classroom/training space and addresses health and safety needs.
Potential Housing Sites
While the specific nature of future residence halls has not been determined, space is allotted for additional growth.
Student Services Building
With a growing student population, there will be a need for a building site to accommodate student services under one roof.
This identifies space for growth of the School of Engineering.
Art & Design Expansion
The existing building is inadequate to meet present demands. The expansion allows for both meeting those needs and the consolidation of the department currently split across the campus.
Campus Recreation would like to add a softball field as well as open fields for student recreation.
Builders of the University Plaza
The renovated Hairpin will celebrate the work of employees and others who helped build the University since its inception.
The baseball complex will serve as a regional center for baseball from youth through high school as well as continuing to support the University Varsity program.
Wrestling Center / Varsity Athletic Complex / Field House
The wrestling center will provide top level space for the Varsity program. The Varsity Athletic building would provide needed space for the Athletic program offices, academic support, training space, and a Field House for indoor training during off-peak seasons. The movement of Athletics from Vadalabene Center also frees up space needed by existing academic programs.
This multipurpose facility will serve campus and regional needs for a space large enough for commencement as well as cultural and entertainment events.
Gardens at SIUE and Visitor Center
The Gardens at SIUE will become a regional center for the study and enjoyment of horticulture and will include an activity and learning facility.
Space is identified for Greek Housing.
Performing Arts Center
This large theater would provide a first-class space for the University to host large-scale theater, music, and dance events.
Visual Art Center
The University has set aside land for use by a local not-for-profit organization for a visual art center.
Public Safety (City of Edwardsville)
The University has worked with the City of Edwardsville for the location of a future fire station on campus.
Utility (City of Edwardsville)
A surface water tank will serve the needs of a growing campus and of the City of Edwardsville.
Founders and Alumni Halls and Cougar Village
It should be noted that as new academic space is built, Founders and Alumni Halls will be renovated to appropriately house the Schools of Business and Education respectively. Also, Cougar Village will undergo a major replacement at the conclusion of the existing bonds and the life expectancy of the buildings.