After the better part of a year’s worth of planning, listening, and planning again, architects have come up with a plan for the next decade of the university’s growth and development.

Architects with the firm of Gould-Evans spent many hours over several months in 2010 and 2011 listening to groups and individuals, conducting forums for campus and off-campus groups, and implementing themes they heard from various quarters. The result was a master plan for the university that was adopted by the president’s administrative team and approved by the Kansas Board of Regents in the spring.

Paul Stewart, PSU’s director of facilities planning, said a master plan is much more than just planning where to build buildings.

“It’s an opportunity to align curriculum with facilities and the need for space. It should be a broad vision,” Stewart said.