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Refined Concepts

Three design concepts are presented here, each offering a long-term vision for the campus as well as short- to mid-term changes. Each is guided by the same overarching principles.

The three options are a further refinement of preliminary concepts. They explore different configurations of new academic facilities; student, faculty, and staff housing; and key semi-public uses that include a new Creative Arts complex, nursing/child care/research building, gymnasium/recreation-wellness center, a hotel/conference center and museum/academic building to house the University’s diverse collections.

The key variable is the location of the gymnasium/recreation-wellness center. It is the most challenging building to site, since it contains large program elements—an arena, multi-court gym, swimming pool—that ideally need to be located at ground level.

Options B (gym/recreation-wellness center on Creative Arts and Tapia Triangle sites) and Option C (north of Cox Stadium) are further refinements of the preliminary concepts, Scenarios C and D, respectively. Option A locates the gym/recreation-wellness center on the existing tennis courts.

The drawings and diagrams shown here were presented at a campus open house held on May 15, 2006.

Elements from each of the options ultimately were combined in the preferred concept.

Section Index

Framework and Land Use Concept

Design Concepts
Option A
Option B
Option C


Image showing Option A
Option A

Image showing Option B
Option B

Image showing Option C
Option C


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