SFU has retained Urban Strategies to develop a Campus Master Plan for the iconic Burnaby campus. Having just celebrated its 50th anniversary, the last five decades of incremental growth and development have largely been guided by Erickson and Massey’s original vision for the campus. The new master plan takes a leap forward to 2065, providing a foundation and structure to strengthen SFU Burnaby as an inspiring and beautiful destination for academic learning, cutting-edge research, and broad community engagement over the coming five decades.
The Campus Master Plan will provide a flexible physical planning and decision-making framework to guide the ongoing development of the physical campus, prioritizing the realization of near term needs and opportunities in a way that contributes to a long-term vision. It will explore the potential of all of SFU’s lands on Burnaby Mountain to identify strategic opportunities for growth, potential needs for new and improved spaces, as well as partnership opportunities to build on the success of UniverCity and attract new innovative uses to the Mountain. The Master Plan will work to organize and unify the campus, connect and engage beyond the mountain, and ensure a remarkable setting that will support SFU’s academic mission and enhance the overall quality of campus life. The plan is targeting completion in the fall of 2019, following a rigorous six phase process with strategic opportunities for public and stakeholder engagement positioned in every phase.
Urban Strategies is providing urban planning expertise related to master planning, policy, and the regulatory framework.