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Over the last decade, Kent State University at Stark has experienced record enrollment growth and expanded degree offerings. With enrollment expected to nearly double over the next ten years, the need for a conceptualized master plan to accommodate this growth has become evident.
The conceptual master plan retains and enhances the aspects of campus that currently draw people to it, while providing a firm foundation for future growth.
So much more than bricks and mortar, the conceptual master plan is based on four guiding principles for the future development of the campus:
The conceptual master plan includes improvements that will link the campus to the community, providing better visibility from the street, and creating a distinctive image for Kent State University at Stark. Plans include:
With enrollment expected to nearly double over the next ten years, Kent State University at Stark has the opportunity to serve as many as 10,000 students each year. Additionally, the campus plans to continue expanding its baccalaureate and master’s degree offerings. The conceptual master plan addresses this growth with:
Spaces created specifically for students will enhance the existing look and feel of the campus and improve recruitment and retention by giving students a place where they feel “at home.” This will be done through:
A core value to the university – protection of the campus green spaces and environment – is central to every phase and aspect of the conceptual master plan. Specific conservation and sustainability plans include:
Conceptual master plan prepared by KKG Architect Group.