Campus Master Plan
IMEG provided MEP/FP and technology engineering services for a facilities assessment and master plan development for the campus of the University of Illinois – Springfield and various
off-campus site facilities. The assessment includes 86 buildings totaling more than 1,200,000-sf on 746 acres. The master plan and assessment strategically positions the university to achieve their goals of academic excellence, increased enrollment and retention, strengthening campus culture, increasing connections with community (local, regional, and global), enhancing and growing resources and infrastructure, and developing a plan for incorporation into the overall campus strategic plan.
The process included the analysis of existing and projected conditions analyses, a space utilization study, and an infrastructure analysis of all campus facilities. This process was conducted in four major phases:
- Phase 1 – Discovery, inventory, and analysis
- Phase 2 – Concept plan alternatives
- Phase 3 – Master plan (Included developing and enhancing design guidelines that will evolve into the campus standards)
- Phase 4 – Final approval presentations and documentation
IMEG engineers reviewed available existing building drawings and attended building walk-throughs and meetings with facility staff to discuss findings and identify not-so-visible issues that had been documented during the observations. Engineers developed facility descriptions and conditions assessments for all buildings, infrastructure plans, sustainability/energy analysis, facilities standards development, and conceptual level cost input recommendations.