Concordia University - Campus Master Plan, Updates, and Implementation

Concordia University - Campus Master Plan, Updates, and Implementation

Concordia University in Nebraska is one of ten universities and colleges of the Concordia University System, owned and operated by The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. The 125-acre campus is a Nebraska Statewide Arboretum site and home to many historic structures.
The Clark Enersen Partners developed an initial master plan for the university in 1996 and completed significant updates to the document in 2001 and 2004. The master plan was developed to be used in concert with the university’s broad strategic plan that addresses academic, social and spiritual goals. The process involved interviews with administration, faculty, students and business leaders. In addition, we recently completed a master plan for the campus library as well as a master plan for its main auditorium/theater/chapel building. We are currently working with them to program a science building and an art building, as well as design a new open space with fountains and plazas at the heart of the campus.
The master plans and updates recommended new and renovated buildings to support and enhance educational delivery methods, support the campus community by nurturing the mind, body, soul and spirit, and enhance the physical campus environment and setting. Through the strategic placement of future buildings and the development of design guidelines, the plan also encourages social interaction, enhances the development of partnerships between students, faculty and the community of Seward.