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Campus Planning

Higher Education

Institutions are powerful city builders. Urban Strategies has a focus on campus design, planning & physical resource management for educational institutions. We understand the dynamics of change that this sector is facing. In our experience, successful campus planning goes beyond physical design to align trends in education delivery, demographics, and factors within the broader community, such as transportation and economic development. All of our work is grounded in the aspirations of the institutions we work with. We respect the values our clients bring to our process and our work “fits” within existing contexts. We align investment in infrastructure and new landscape to support a range of building opportunities. Most importantly, we create campuses that are beautiful, efficient, and can support an authentic sense of community and identity.

  • Comprehensive Campus Plans
  • Strategic Campus Plan Updates
  • Open Space Master Plans
  • Land Management Strategies
  • Sustainability Strategies
  • Physical Audits
  • Site Selection and Development
  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Proposal Call and Design
  • Competition Management
  • Community & Stakeholder Engagement
  • Design Guidelines
  • Research/Innovation Park Planning
  • Municipal and Agency Policy Services
Surrey Centre Block rendering.

Surrey Centre Block Master Plan

2018 – 2019

Centre Block is located at the heart of Surrey’s planned downtown — a place expected to grow and transform into a major regional centre over the next 20 years

Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University

2017 – 2020

The 2065 Campus Master Plan will help SFU direct growth and reinvestment, support decision-making and dialogue, define projects, and most importantly continue to create a remarkable place and community on the top of Burnaby Mountain. 

“Urban Strategies was extremely capable in their ability to manage the process and to develop sophisticated planning strategies that will transform the long-term future of the Princeton campus.”

— Ron McCoy, FAIA, University Architect, Princeton University
Conceptual plan of Brock University campus.

Brock University

2001 – 2003, 2008, 2015 – 2016

The Campus Plan sets out a new campus structure defined by key principles and primary initiatives that build upon Brock’s unique identity and culture.

University of Toronto

University of Toronto

1998 – 2000, 2008 – 2011, 2015 – Present

American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award, 2001
Canadian Society of Landscape Architects National and Regional Merit Awards, 2001
City of Toronto Architecture and Urban Design Award of Excellence, 2001