August 11, 2015
by Canadian Architect
Last month, the Queen’s University Campus Master Plan was awarded the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) Award of Excellence in Urban Design. The project team included Urban Strategies, Rickes Associates, Stantec, Betty Dion Associates Ltd., and Willowbank. According to CIP’s press release:
“The Queen’s University Campus Master Plan is a thoughtful framework to guide the physical evolution of the university in a coordinated and strategic manner. The plan is respectful of the campus’ heritage, is considerate of the surrounding communities and aligns with the city’s goals for the area. It will connect the Main and West campuses through enhanced streetscape and make them equivalent in amenities, but not identical in design.
This Plan is progressive in that it recognizes the changing needs of teaching facilities and seeks to utilize existing space better and identify where new space can be created when necessary. Additionally, public engagement was an integral part of this undertaking. Developed by Urban Strategies, the plan is an impressive and professional quality Campus Master Plan that is user-friendly with beautiful and high-quality imaginary and modelling. The plan included Queen’s Climate Action Plan and Accessibility Guidelines, as well as detailed site specific design solutions, building condition mapping, an implementation manual, and a funding model to achieve its goals within its horizon.”
For more information, please visit http://www.urbanstrategies.com/news/queens-university-campus-master-plan-wins-cip-award/