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Master Plan 2025 Event Today & Friday, Schedule Includes Open-Door Charrettes

By Megan Hayes / ASU News Service

Appalachian State University’s master plan committee invites the campus and community to participate in Master Plan 2025 Design Charrettes, an event to be held in Room 137 (Calloway/McRae Peak) of Plemmons Student Union Oct. 20-21.

master_plan_2025_300The public is encouraged to attend and contribute ideas regarding the future of Appalachian’s campus.

The design charrettes will be short, intensive planning sessions for the community and campus to collaborate on a vision for future campus development. The format provides a forum for ideas, offers opportunities to provide immediate feedback and allows for wide participation in the authorship of a plan.

The Master Plan 2025 Design Charrettes schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Oct. 20

11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.: New schemes presentation by Duda Paine Architects, LLP

This presentation will provide two to three proposed solutions for areas listed below based on the campus framework.

1:30-4 p.m.: Open door charrette
This is an opportunity to comment on the schemes proposed during the new schemes presentation. The room will be arranged in five stations based on the groups listed below. Every 30 minutes, the design charrette for each station will restart, allowing participants to move among stations and participate in each aspect of the framework plan.
Station 1: Main Campus Gateway
Station 2: Arts and Entertainment Promenade/Peacock Lot
Station 3: River Walk and Rivers Street
Station 4: Stadium Lot
Station 5: Broyhill Innovation Campus/Legends Site

Friday, Oct. 21

9-11 a.m.: Design charrette findings and commentary presentation by Duda Paine Architects, LLP

The final presentation will provide an overview of the comments and additional design strategies identified during the open door charrette. Following the presentation, the public is invited to ask questions and provide additional input to the design team.

For more information regarding the master plan committee, the planning process, and to see a more comprehensive design charrettes schedule, look below or click to http://irap.appstate.edu/planning/master-planning.

About Appalachian

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.