University of Illinois System

University of Illinois Chicago Master Planning

Master Plan Update

The Campus is now undertaking an update of the master plan that will encompass the entire UIC District area and integrate strategic, academic and clinical care goals in the physical campus plan. The plan will reflect recently built facilities, neighborhood changes, and shifts in institutional goals and will help to resolve program and land-use issues. A committee structure with several components has been devised and implemented representing a broad cross-section of the campus community. The Board of Trustees at the November 2008 meeting approved the hiring of Booth Hansen, an architecture firm of Chicago, as consultant with Hargreaves Associates, a landscape architecture firm of San Francisco.

Phase 1 Report - Understanding the Campus Context

Phase 2 Report - Approaches

Phase 3 Report - 2010 Campus Master Plan


The purpose of the master plan is to establish a basis for coordinating physical development decisions to:

  • Improve the campus quality of life
  • Simplify and enhance campus organization
  • Improve operational efficiency and
  • Identify flexible strategies for accommodating growth.

The master plan addresses these goals by:

Establishing Concept Guidelines for managing the physical “framework” systems (open space; pedestrian circulation; development patterns; vehicular circulation; parking; services and utilities) which most fundamentally influence campus appearance and functioning;

Developing Subcampus Plans which illustrate how these guidelines can be implemented and the theoretical development capacities which result; and

Preparing Campus Design Guidelines which recommend consistent design treatments and details for use across the campus.

Studies & Approved Documents

Master Plan Illustratives

Planning Reports

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Campus Properties

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Campus Planning Influences

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