Global Village Master Plan
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Completed: 2010 / Size: 189,000 SF
RIT’s original campus was designed in the early 1970’s following a master plan developed by Landscape Architect Dan Kiley. The campus buildings were organized around a series of courtyards which were in turn connected by pedestrian pathways along both east –west and north –south axes. Over time, the basic tenets of the Kiley master plan were abandoned and later campus development lacked the strong pedestrian connections of the original campus plan.
ARC’s new master plan is designed to create a contemporary multi-building mixed-use complex around a very urban courtyard plaza space, re-linking pedestrian connections to both the core campus and other surrounding student housing developments. Supporting RIT’s initiative to create state-of-the-art housing, dining and lifestyle options, the Global Village features a range of student amenities, bringing an active, sophisticated street scene to RIT and creating a new social heart for the suburban campus. The Global Village complex has become a campus destination not only for residents of the complex but for the entire student body.