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A FRAMEWORK FOR THE FUTURE Planning at Ayers Saint Gross


INTRODUCTION TO AYERS SAINT GROSS 4 PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE 6 AN ENGAGED PROCESS 8 CONTEXT MATTERS 12 A CONTINUUM OF PLANNING & DESIGN 16 2

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Planning processes align

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Introduction to the Firm Ayers Saint Gross is an employee-owned design firm with expertise in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, space analytics, interiors, and graphic design. We are unique in that all of our work is for mission-driven clients such as colleges, universities, and cultural institutions. Since the founding of our practice in 1912, Ayers Saint Gross has built a reputation for designing environments of enduring value. Our design is driven by a critical and analytical discourse, a respect for past wisdom, a mind to future potential, and a belief that we have an obligation to leave places better than we found them.

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FO UND E D

F IR M PH ILO SO PH Y

1912

All of our work is for mission-driven clients.

FI R M P HI LOS O P H Y

“We engage people and places to create designs that enrich the world.” S TA FF

85% 10% 5% Higher Education

Cultural Institutions

K-12 and Private Sector

IN TER N ATIO N AL R EACH

170 72% Professional Staff Members

of our Staff Members are LEED Accredited

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Planning for the Future Planning is an ongoing process. Great campuses translate a mission into built form over many years. Institutions are evolving as society changes, and their physical spaces must adapt in response. Effective plans pair visionary goals with practical implementation. They tell a story about the past, present, and future of a place and create a roadmap for how it can grow more beautiful and useful over time. Ayers Saint Gross has unparalleled experience in creating plans and designs for a broad range of public and private institutions. Our expertise comes from the completion of more than 200 master plans in the last 25 years. We specialize in college and university campuses, innovative new models for development at the edges of campuses, cultural facilities, and health sciences precincts. Collaboration with our firm’s space planning, architecture, landscape design, and graphic design experts completes our holistic approach to planning.

WE DEVELOP PLANNING PROCESSES AND STRATEGIES TO RESPOND TO EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

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SUPPORT MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION

MAKE DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS DESIGN FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

REINVEST AND RENEW

LEVERAGE THE ARTS, INNOVATION, & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

A SHARED VISION FOR THE FUTURE ATTRACT AND RETAIN TALENT

DO MORE WITH LESS

ENCOURAGE COLLABORATION & CONNECTIONS

ENHANCE NATURAL RESOURCES

SPUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

SEEK OUT PARTNERSHIPS

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An Engaged Process Engagement is the core of the firm’s mission and our planning practice. We strongly believe in the collective wisdom of a facilitated, inclusive process. As institutions become more closely intertwined with surrounding communities, campus planning involves more stakeholders. We work with leadership, faculty, students, patients, elected officials, neighbors, and development partners to generate creative ideas that respect local culture, climate, and setting. The process involves overlapping activities that bring together the people and information needed to create a plan for the future. Effective implementation is a master plan’s best measure of success. This result is possible only through a carefully designed and implemented process that engages stakeholders to reflect the mission and heritage of the client.

A FLEXIBLE AND TAILORED PROCESS ALLOWS TIME TO LISTEN AND EXPLORE IDEAS BEFORE MAKING DECISIONS

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LISTEN

Discover consistent themes through walking tours, interviews with stakeholders, online engagement tools, and study of current conditions.

ASSESS

Create an illuminating new portrait of the place by analyzing physical and programmatic planning drivers and comparing to peer institutions.

ENVISION

Draft guiding principles and create a conceptual plan that illustrates relationships between precincts, buildings, open spaces, and circulation systems.

TEST

Explore key areas or issues with constituents so the feasibility of planning concepts can be tested, evaluated, and refined. Building massing, renovation opportunities, circulation, treatment of open spaces and entrances, and landscape architecture drive the plan’s direction.

ACT

Deliver a final master plan, including the most compelling ideas from all previous phases, as a holistic set of recommendations. This phase can include implementation scenarios, design guidelines, and communication plans for a wide audience.

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Ayers Saint Gross brings together stakeholders in a variety of venues and mediums to gather input, spark new thinking and ideas, communicate concepts, and build consensus. Listening to the client – and the community – is an essential part of our design process.

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Context Matters No single issue can be considered in isolation. A campus is a complex entity that results from a unique combination of history, mission, climate, and culture. Our plans reflect a deep understanding of the interrelationship between programmatic and physical planning considerations. To envision a sustainable future, we consider buildings, infrastructure, open spaces, transit, site ecology, and stormwater management. When properly understood and evaluated, those factors create beautiful, functional spaces for students, staff, visitors, and the greater community. We compare our planning approach to using a telescope and a microscope at the same time. We attempt to think globally in order to act locally, recognizing that successful implementation of big picture ideas often depends on the details. Each scale includes the desire to have a positive impact on the people who use the spaces.

WE CONSIDER EACH ISSUE AT MULTIPLE SCALES, WITH AN EYE TOWARD AFFECTING POSITIVE IMPACTS ON PEOPLE

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WORLD

CITY

COMMUNITY

CAMPUS

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Campus Master Plan Swarthmore College Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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The Master Plan reflects the specific natural conditions and campus heritage of Swarthmore College.

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A Continuum of Planning & Design

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SPACE ASSESSMENT

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MASTER PLAN

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PROGRAMMING

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STRATEGIC PLAN

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MARKET ANALYSIS

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THEMATIC PLAN

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RESEARCH & PEER COMPARISON

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PRECINCT PLAN


Planning is an ongoing, iterative process involving a sophisticated matrix of people, places, and ideas. It exists at many different scales to solve varying problems in a comprehensive way. Often different phases overlap and influence each other.

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k

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DESIGN GUIDELINES

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FEASIBILITY STUDY

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IMPLEMENTATION


Planning & Design Services Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC Ayers Saint Gross has worked with the Smithsonian Institution for more than 12 years on planning, landscape and architectural design, and signage and wayfinding projects as part of an open term contract. Key projects include Comprehensive Facilities Master Plans for the National Zoological Park, the Conservation Biology Institute, and the National Air and Space Museum. Ayers Saint Gross and the Smithsonian also partnered on an unprecedented Collections Space Framework Plan for 23 collecting units as well as more detailed collections planning for the National Museum of American History, the Dulles Collections Center, and the Suitland Collections Center.

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NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM

Maryland

8.3 Million

Visits (in 2013) in Washington D.C. and Dulles

3

Facilities (Plus space in Arizona)

Dulles

63,000

National Mall

Artifacts

Virginia

Suitland

1.6 Million Gross Square Feet

NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK & CONSERVATION BIOLOGY INSTITUTE

Maryland

2 Million Visits (in 2013)

2

2,000

850,000

3,300

Facilities

Gross Square Feet

Front Royal

Animals

Rock Creek

Virginia

Acres

COLLECTIONS SPACE FRAMEWORK PLAN

Maryland

1,890

Collections Spaces Dulles

90

Buildings (Owned and Leased)

18%

of Total Space Occupied by the Smithsonian

Front Royal

Rock Creek National Mall

Virginia

Suitland

2.1 Million

Gross Square Feet of Collections Space

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Landover

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Architectural & Planning Services Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis, Missouri Over the course of a decade-long relationship with Washington University in Saint Louis, Ayers Saint Gross has planned and designed campus expansion and real estate strategies to meet programmatic needs and advance goals around competitive advantage and recruitment and retention. Our work addresses the sciences, engineering, art and architecture, and campus recreation, all within the context of an urban design framework for a pedestrianoriented campus. We facilitated planning processes to guide mixed-use projects with development partners outside their traditional campus boundaries, resulting in an increase in the university’s positive influence on real estate and economic development in St. Louis.

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CORTEX INNOVATION DISTRICT MASTER PLAN Research/Office

Retail

Mixed-use/Hotel

Institutional Partner Development Site

Residential


The Bryan Hall Chemistry Renovation will progress the vision of the Integrated Science Initiative, while the associated pedestrian bridge will strengthen a critical link in the campus and regional circulation network. Ayers Saint Gross worked with the university during planning, programming, and building design.

Proposed Circulation Concept

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Multiple Planning Projects DC Office of Planning Washington, DC Ayers Saint Gross works with the District of Columbia Office of Planning (DCOP) on a variety of project types, including urban planning, zoning, architecture, urban design, and facility planning as part of an ongoing, open-term contract. Key projects include the Sustainable DC Plan, the Southwest Neighborhood Small Area Plan, the St. Elizabeth’s East Campus Master Plan, and the Ward 5 Industrial Land Transformation Study. As a follow on to the Ward 5 work, Ayers Saint Gross evaluated the potential consolidation of the District’s Department of Public Works into one functional campus. The campus at West Virginia Avenue is poised to become a world-class model for public works facility planning in terms of operations, design, energy efficiency, and sustainability.

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Proposed rendering of 4th Street SW at Waterfront Station

Proposed view along West Virginia Avenue, NE to the new DPW campus

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Campus Master Plan Swarthmore College Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Following the development of the strategic plan, Swarthmore leadership recognized the need for a physical planning framework for the College. The Plan retains and enhances the qualities that shape the character of the Swarthmore campus, contributes to its culture and sense of place, and fulfills its academic mission. Sustainable planning principles were central to the design process. Proposals include significant building reuse, renovation, and additions. Where strategic new facilities were necessary, attention was given to sensitively site them on the campus grounds.

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Campus Master Plan Ohio University Athens, Ohio Ohio University requires investment in campus renewal to support its community of 23,000 students. The Master Plan proposes renovating more than 1.8 million of the 8.4 million square feet on campus to increase flexibility and resilience on a campus where 83 percent of the property is located in the floodplain. Campus “greens,” or neighborhoods, act as the building blocks of the campus. The plan strengthens their definition, introduces a new green west of the core, and enhances pedestrian and vehicular connections between them.

New Building Renovation

“Greens” are the building blocks of each neighborhood, giving structure to the entire campus.

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Classroom Space

Research Space

Student Space

Office Space

Assembly & Exhibit Space

Housing & Dining Space

Master Plan University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina Ayers Saint Gross’ 2001 University Master Plan created a transformational framework for growth: the University added more than 8 million gross square feet to the campus in a period of 15 years to accommodate growing enrollment and address pent-up demand. Simultaneously, the University converted acres of asphalt to green space and new buildings, making the campus more pedestrian friendly. While the core principles that guided this transformation remain valid, new strategies are needed to address emerging opportunities and challenges. Ayers Saint Gross is creating a new University Master Plan addressing building renewal, efficient use of resources, and strategic partnerships.

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Homewood Campus Plan & Update Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, Maryland Johns Hopkins University followed its original Master Plan rigorously until the mid-1970s, when the campus began to sprawl. Asphalt lots and roads marred the campus, and its physical quality was in decline. The new campus plan reroutes roads and removes intrusive parking lots. It adds green space and new building sites, and outlines standards for paving and streetscapes. The plan guided the development of numerous landscapes and buildings over many years and significantly impacted the student experience. Ayers Saint Gross continues to work with the university to plan and design academic and residential facilities as the campus evolves.

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Before

After: By clarifying campus circulation and service, iconic spaces were restored.

Before

After: Service and circulation were seamlessly incorporated into the aesthetic character while enhancing operational integrity.

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Housing Master Plan Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia

6,756

7,000

Target Supply

6,201 6,000

Ayers Saint Gross worked with Virginia Commonwealth University to develop a comprehensive housing master plan for its undergraduate Monroe Park Campus and its graduate medical MCV Campus. The plan provides a holistic assessment of VCU’s housing program and facilities, including an analysis of existing conditions, a market demand analysis, and an evaluation of program space in existing halls. Recommendations include demolition, renovation, and new construction to recalibrate the university’s physical housing stock and unit mix to provide age-appropriate unit typologies for all four years of students.

Existing and Target Campus Housing Supply Traditional Semi-suite Suite Apartment Other unit type

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5,000 4,000 Freshmen

3,000 2,000 1,000 0

Existing

Target


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Johnson Hall Existing Example

518 500

Floors

Beds

Freshmen

29%

14%

Ayers Saint Gross Benchmark for minimum Traditional Residence Halls space

of “Outside the Unit� space existing at Johnson Hall

Existing Johnson Hall

Potential Decompression of Johnson Hall

exist bath

exist laundry

To align with the residence life vision, traditional residence halls were evaluated for decompression and renovation to create more space for community building.

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exist bath

11 beds lost per floor 121 bed total loss RA ratio reduced from 42:1 to 31:1

floor common area private bath

laundry, lounge

park views

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Phoenix Biomedical Campus Master Plan City of Phoenix Phoenix, Arizona Ayers Saint Gross master planned the 28acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus (PBC) in downtown Phoenix as a world-class destination for bio research, health education, and clinical services. At full development, this land area will support over six million square feet of interrelated uses in a thoughtfully-phased and enduring land use strategy. The process to develop the plan included both communitybased input as well as a specific period of peer review and analysis of comparable academic health care campuses. The PBC Master Plan is the first comprehensive development strategy to define land use, infrastructure, density profiles, and green space parameters for this area.

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Ayers Saint Gross has been an integral part of the overall planning as well as building design for two main buildings on campus, including the Health Sciences Education Building (with CO Architects).


Existing Research Clinical Specialty/Medical Office Garage Parking Mixed Use/Active

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Master Plan Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts The current location of Harvard Medical School was established in 1906, distinct with its iconic quad surrounded by five marble buildings. It has since grown to include almost 12,000 faculty, nine preclinical research departments, and 15 affiliate hospitals located in the heart of a vibrant medical community. The master plan goals include: reorganizing the campus through strategic reuse and reconfiguration of space; creating better connections to research, teaching, and clinical affiliates; and improving the daily campus experience. The findings of this new planning framework improved HMS’ understanding of the type of facilities needed to meet future research, educational, and administrative needs of the school and will inform decisions on the future real estate portfolio.

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Select Clients Abilene Christian University Arizona State University Boise State University California State University - Channel Islands California State University - Los Angeles Calvin College Carnegie Mellon University Catholic University City of Phoenix Duke University Eckerd College Elon University Emory University Franklin & Marshall College Gettysburg College Harvard University Hawaii Pacific University Hobart & William Smith Colleges Howard Community College Johns Hopkins University Kansas State University Lafayette College Lebanon Valley College Loyola University Maryland Maricopa County Community Colleges Maryland Institute College of Art Marymount University Medical University of South Carolina Northern Arizona University Ohio University Penn State University

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Randolph-Macon College Ringling College of Art & Design Rush University Salisbury University Smithsonian Institution St. Mary’s College of Maryland Swarthmore College Texas A&M University The Ohio State University Towson University University of Arizona University of Chicago University of Georgia University of Maryland University of Massachusetts University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Texas University of Notre Dame University of Richmond University of Rochester University of Southern California University of the Pacific University of Virginia University of Wisconsin Virginia Commonwealth University Wake Forest University Washington and Lee University Washington University in St. Louis Westminster Theological Seminary Wildlife Conservation Society


SEE SOMETHING YOU LIKE? Ayers Saint Gross is always on the look out for new and interesting collaborations. PLEASE CONTACT: Karla Aghajanian, Principal phone 410 347 8500 email kaghajanian@asg-architects.com

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