MASTER PLANNING | FEASIBILITY STUDIES | CAMPUS PLANNING | COMMUNITY PLANNING
Successful planning commences with a thorough understanding of the client and their aspirations. It adopts a holistic approach, taking into account a myriad of factors such as users, community needs, adjacent facilities, circulation patterns, projected census, amenities, budgets, and regulatory requirements, among others. Our planning process is deeply collaborative, actively involving numerous participants to incorporate diverse viewpoints and ensure broad acceptance.
We steer clear of preconceived notions, fostering an environment where innovative ideas can flourish. Our quest is to discover a vision that is not only enchanting but also financially attainable, aligning with both short-term and long-term goals. By blending creativity with pragmatism, we create planning solutions that embrace magic while remaining firmly grounded in feasibility.
The Antioch College Master Plan was unique in that it addressed the questions of “If you were given an existing building stock and were starting a college from scratch, what would you do?” and “How would you avoid common pitfalls that characterize similar liberal arts colleges to provide a sustainable model for higher education?” As a result, the plan was developed around the concept of being a “carbon neutral campus” and only developing facilities required to support the student, faculty and staff population as it grew, effectively right sizing the campus and not overbuilding.
Campus Master Plan
Reduced per Meal Cost by 50%
Annual Energy Savings of $30,000 to $40,000
Annual Carbon Savings - 500,000 Pounds
30 Acre Farm & One-Megawatt Solar Array
Franciscan University of Steubenville
MCF first published Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Comprehensive Campus Facility Plan and updated the Master Plan to complement the University’s concurrent Strategic Plan; study the student body’s potential growth; and create the University’s facilities working document for the next 20-30 years. From that plan, MCF designed two new buildings, renovated six buildings, and created a new campus entrance. All of the features of the plan consistently expressed Franciscan’s role in developing a vibrant academic and faith-based community.
TYPE Campus Master Plan
Improve Pedestrian & Vehicular access
Upgrading Academic Space
New Residence Hall
Renovation of Existing Facilities
Enabling Growth on Campus
City of Bradford
The focus of the Master Plan was to Build a Better Bradford, a Regional Strategy. The regional strategy includes recommendations for economic development, zoning, tourism, and community development for the City of Bradford, Foster Township and Bradford Township. Primary plans and actions for improvement were developed based on the highlights below.
TYPE Urban Master Plan
Analyzed Community, Economic & Market Structure
Establish an Economic Strategy & Action Plan for Region
Develop Housing Action Plan
Develop Main Street Recommendations
Develop Recreation & Tourism Enhancement
Recommend Traffic/Parking Management Plans
Create & adopt a New Zoning Ordinance