Campus Master Plan | 2011
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Planning Principles

The following ideas underlie the design of the Campus Master Plan:


Architecture and landscape are to define and articulate space

 

The Campus Core will become a predominately pedestrian zone

 

New facilities will reflect the campus's Bhutanese architectural heritage

 

The campus's landscape will draw upon desert ecosystems while offering oases of shade and greenery

 

Natural features of the campus will be protected and enhanced

 


The campus should provide green oases such as Leech Grove (above) as well as spaces that reflect its desert heritage with less resource-intensive landscaping such as the terraced garden that adjoins it (below).

Recommendations of the Plan

These Goals and Planning Principles are manifested in five major recommendations for the UTEP campus:


Private vehicles will be excluded from the Core Campus

 

Shading devices will be incorporated into new buildings and along pedestrian paths and open spaces

 

Memorial Triangle will be enlarged and enhanced as the University's primary outdoor gathering space

 

The campus's network of pedestrian paths will be strengthened and improved

 

The Arroyo will be transformed into a unique, positive campus feature