Master Plan 2020 2030 - Radford University

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Master Plan 2020 2030 - Radford University
Master Plan
       2020 – 2030
Master Plan 2020 2030 - Radford University
Master Plan 2020 2030 - Radford University
2020-2030 MASTER PLAN

 New Building Location
 Full Building Renovation
 Partial Building Renovation
 New/Improved Parking
 River Campus Development
 Drop-Off Shelter
 Central Campus
 Athletics/Recreation Campus
 Public-Private Enterprise Strategic Growth Zones
 Green Space/Pathways Improvements
 Tree Canopy Improvements
 Landscaping/Hardscaping Improvements
Master Plan 2020 2030 - Radford University

    Table of Contents
    LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT............................ 5              STUDENT PROGRAMS...........................................24
                                                                           Housing Program Descriptions
    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY............................................6
                                                                           Student Recreation and Activities Program Descriptions
                                                                           Athletics Program Descriptions
      Planning Issues                                                    CURRENT LAND USE AND
      Vision and Implementation Plan                                     BUILDING PLACEMENT.........................................28
                                                                           Land Use
    LONG-RANGE PLAN                                                        Building Condition Assessment
    FOR TRANSFORMATION...................................... 10
                                                                           Building Efficiency Assessment
      The Process
                                                                         OUTDOOR SPACES.................................................31
    CAMPUS CONTEXT................................................. 11
                                                                           Overall Campus
                                                                           Main Quad, Moffett Quad and the Governor’s Quad
                                                                           Adams Street Corridor
      Core Values
                                                                           Fairfax Street Corridor and Heth Plaza
                                                                           Downey Street Corridor
      Statistical Background
                                                                           Tyler Avenue Corridor
      Planning Influences
                                                                           East Main Street Corridor
      Community Influences
                                                                           Jefferson Street Corridor
    ACADEMIC PROGRAMS........................................22            Athletics/Recreation Campus
      Academic Program Descriptions
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INFRASTRUCTURE.................................................33   STRATEGIC PLANNING AND
  Sustainability                                                    FUTURE NEEDS..................................................... 45
  City of Radford Existing Utility Infrastructure                     Stakeholder Input
  Electric                                                            Projected Enrollment Growth
  Steam                                                               Comparative Space Analysis
  Stormwater                                                          Academic Program Growth

  Chilled Water                                                       Student Program Growth

  Water                                                               Space Needs and Facilities Projections

  Sanitary Sewer                                                      Overall Infrastructure Needs

  Information Technology                                              Multimodal Campus Access Needs

MULTIMODAL CAMPUS ACCESS........................ 40                 IMPLEMENTATION PLAN...................................... 51
  Security and Emergency Systems and Access                           Proposed New Building Locations

  Accessibility                                                       Proposed Academic Facilities Actions and Phasing

  Transit System                                                      Proposed Student Facilities Actions and Phasing

  Pedestrian Ways                                                     Infrastructure Improvements

  Bikeways                                                            Multimodal Campus Access Improvements

  New River Access and Greenways                                      Outdoor Space Improvements

  Vehicular Access and Parking                                      SUMMARY................................................................78

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Master Plan 2020 2030 - Radford University
Master Plan 2020 2030 - Radford University

Letter from the President
            On behalf of the Radford family, I am pleased to present Radford University’s
            2020-2030 Master Plan, which reflects the University’s commitment to
            optimizing the function and utilization of existing and future facilities and
            enhancing the development and overall engagement with the community
            by serving as a critical partner with the City of Radford and in the New River
            Valley. This plan capitalizes on the scenic beauty of the main campus’ ideal
            location in the Blue Ridge Mountains and along the New River, as well as further
            expansion into the broader region, specifically the City of Roanoke, with the
            establishment and operation of Radford University Carilion, which is located in
            the Star City’s Innovation Corridor.
            Due to the dedicated work of the Master Planning Committee and its various
            subcommittees, as well the active engagement of the campus community,
            the 2020-2030 Master Plan provides the infrastructure to accomplish the
            visionary goals and strategies outlined in the University’s 2018-2023 Strategic
            Plan: Embracing the Tradition and Envisioning the Future and establishes the
            foundation for our sustained growth and success. This plan represents yet
            another significant step forward in continuing our rich tradition of teaching and
            learning, while, at the same time, creating bold opportunities for collaboration
            and innovation.

            With Highlander Pride,

            Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D.

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    Executive Summary
    GOALS                                                        {   Strategic Enrollment Growth                           4. Plan for transportation and parking systems
                                                                                                                              to enhance access to campus, improve user
    The Radford University 2020-2030 Master Plan                 {   Student Success                                          satisfaction and encourage multimodal means of
    was developed to support the Radford University                                                                           transportation.
    2018-2023 Strategic Plan: Embracing the Tradition          2. Plan for key building footprint components.
    and Envisioning the Future. The 2018-2023 Strategic                                                                    5. Plan for infrastructure systems that anticipate
                                                                 {   Construction of the new Center for Adaptive
    Plan contains goals and strategies to support the                                                                         growth rather than react to demand. Plan for
                                                                     Innovation and Creativity (CAIC) to replace
    vision of transforming Radford University into a                                                                          systems that continue to support and enhance
                                                                     College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA)
    premier, innovative, student-centered university in                                                                       the University’s initiatives to maximize overall
                                                                     space and also create interdisciplinary
    the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond with                                                                              resource efficiency. Plan for systems that
                                                                     student spaces serving the Waldron College
    a keen focus on teaching, research and service.                                                                           respond to the challenges of sustainability,
                                                                     of Health and Human Services and the Artis
    This Master Plan includes both overall guidance                                                                           including reductions in energy use and
                                                                     College of Science and Technology.
    and specific actions for enhancing the University’s                                                                       greenhouse gas emissions.
    physical built environment as an integral part of this       {   Renovation and repurposing of McConnell
    comprehensive strategic vision.                                                                                        6. Enable connectivity with the City of Radford and
                                                                     Library for current and future uses.
                                                                                                                              greater Southwest Virginia through enhancement
    The Master Plan identifies actions to facilitate
                                                                 {   Renovations to multiple existing residence halls         of existing facilities and virtual infrastructure
    accomplishment of the goals and strategies
                                                                     to enhance quality of on-campus residential              environment, as well as the establishment of new
    associated with these areas of emphasis.
                                                                     accommodations.                                          locations and programs.
    The goals of the Master Plan are multi-pronged.
                                                                     Repurposing of existing spaces to facilitate
       1. Support the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan by
                                                                     efficient use of current building footprint and
          enabling the University’s physical resources to
                                                                     promote cross-discipline collaboration.            Several themes have been identified as overarching
          accommodate future needs of the University. The
          2018-2023 Strategic Plan is built around six areas                                                            influences in the preparation of the Master Plan.
                                                                 {   Potential new building footprints as identified
          of emphasis.                                                                                                     1. Consistent Aesthetic Campus Brand: Buildings
                                                                     during the master planning process.
                                                                                                                              and landscape aesthetic characteristics will be
         {   Academic Excellence and Research                                                                                 complementary to the existing campus built
                                                               3. Provide a detailed, long-range plan for the
                                                                  residential life system that provides additional            environment, in terms of massing, color palette,
         {   Brand Identity
                                                                  beds in residence halls either on-campus or                 materials, style, density, green space and other
         {   Economic Development and Community                   off-campus, plans for the systematic renovation             important current components.
             Partnerships                                         of existing residence halls and improves
                                                                  the variety of offerings in a manner that is             2. Efficiency/Effectiveness/Collaboration of Building
         {   Philanthropic Giving and Alumni Engagement           financially sustainable.                                    Space: Buildings will be efficient in their usage
                                                                                                                              and effective in their support of overall University
                                                                                                                              goals and education delivery.
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   3. Anticipate/Enable Growth: Building spaces and          groups of students, faculty and staff, as well as               Campus, cause traffic congestion as vehicles
      locations, exterior environments and overall           representatives from the City of Radford and                    move from lot to lot searching for a parking
      campus infrastructure will anticipate and facilitate   other appropriate stakeholders. The goal of these               space, while the allocation to various user
      future growth and development.                         meetings was not only to understand physical                    groups appears to be unbalanced.
                                                             needs and criteria, but to better understand
   4. Accessibility and Connectivity: Buildings              the qualitative needs and the cultural aspects              {   Most off-campus students live in
      and exterior campus elements will enhance              of the campus community. The result of the                      neighborhoods adjacent to campus across
      accessibility for all users and occupants and          data collection process yielded vital information               Tyler Avenue to the west or across Jefferson
      encourage connectivity for students, faculty           that informed the plan. The findings of the data                Street to the east. This circumstance generates
      and staff across both academic and student life        collection process are summarized as follows.                   significant pedestrian traffic crossing these
      programs.                                                                                                              major vehicular routes.
                                                                  {   The central areas of the campus are beautiful,
   5. Sustainability: Buildings and infrastructure                    but not readily seen by visitors; therefore, the   {   Central Campus has limited remaining
      elements will achieve sustainability goals as set               campus needs to connect more effectively to            opportunities for large new building footprints.
      forth by the University and in accordance with                  the surrounding community.                             Significant growth in the built environment,
      stated core values.                                                                                                    if identified in the future, will likely rely on
                                                                  {   The addition of a large amount of occupied             acquisition and development of current off-
   6. Safety: Buildings and exterior spaces will provide              building square footage over the last decade           campus locations.
      safe environments for all users and occupants.                  has brought about potentially inefficient and
                                                                      unbalanced space usage across several types of     {   New off-campus residential apartment
                                                                      use groups and occupants on-campus.                    footprint adjacent to the Central Campus
PLANNING ISSUES                                                                                                              needs to be incorporated into the overall
                                                                  {   Changing academic delivery methods and
In order to understand and address the overall                                                                               University housing plan.
                                                                      pedagogies have created the need to rethink
goals, the Master Plan work began with data
                                                                      current learning spaces and provide new            {   Transit service needs to be revised to
collection in the fall of 2017. This process started
                                                                      convergence spaces to facilitate cross-                accommodate the changing needs of students,
with compiling all current and historic information
                                                                      disciplinary activities.                               faculty and staff. More efficient routes and
relative to campus buildings, infrastructure,
student, faculty and staff populations and other                                                                             stops will help incentivize ridership.
                                                                  {   The Athletics area of campus is separated
information from outside relevant resources,                          from the main campus by East Main Street           {   The University needs to continue its
along with field investigation and collection of                      and the railroad tracks. This separation               commitment to overall sustainability across
technical engineering data from the Facilities                        appears to impact use of the recreation                campus assets and programs.
team, transportation and parking assessments and                      facilities near the Dedmon Center and
analysis of existing green space and landscape                        attendance at athletic events.                     {   The merger of Jefferson College of
elements.                                                                                                                    Health Sciences brings about a significant
The process also included information gathering                   {   Parking is an issue on campus. Several small           new presence in Roanoke as Radford
meetings and work sessions with multiple                              lots, particularly those within the Central            University Carilion (RUC).

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    Through multiple iterations of analysis by the Master
    Planning Committee; input from the University
    community and other major stakeholders; and
    subsequent refinement by the Executive Steering
    Committee, the final version of the Master Plan was
    approved by the Board of Visitors in December
    2019. The major tenets of the Master Plan are
    far-reaching and will enhance the Highlander
    experience for generations to come.                        {   Primary Strategic Future Growth Areas: In          {   Improved Parking System: This will provide a more
         {   Existing Space Usage: Based on current                the long term, the campus will likely expand           service-oriented business model by providing
             utilization of space, proposed student                primarily to the east across Jefferson Street          balanced, reliable, convenient parking on or
             population can generally be accommodated in           and along East Main Street. Short-term                 adjacent to the Central Campus, while providing
             existing on-campus academic built footprint           development is planned with an eye toward this         additional parking on the Athletics/Recreation
             with a few specific exceptions. Current               long-term vision.                                      Campus or off-campus with associated transit
             academic and administrative spaces will be                                                                   service.
             repurposed to enhance new learning methods        {   Secondary Strategic Future Growth Areas:
             and support environments where appropriate.           The Tyler Avenue Corridor is also a location for   {   Transportation Options: The transit system
                                                                   anticipated future growth of the campus, along         will be improved to better serve commuter
         {   Existing Residences: Based on the recent              with related student and family services and           students, provide better access to the Athletics/
             acquisition of more than 600 beds in                  amenities. This growth will need to be carefully       Recreation Campus area and allow easier access
             apartment buildings located off-campus and            coordinated with the City of Radford, given the        to downtown and connection to other localities.
             adjacent to Central Campus, along with the            number of established retail, housing, religious
             current available on-campus residence halls and       and government occupancies along Tyler Avenue.     {   Infrastructure Improvements: Campus systems
             off-campus apartments, no additional new on-                                                                 and components will be analyzed and improved
             campus beds have been identified for the next     {   Enhanced and New Off-Campus Programs:                  to ensure continuing services and to enhance
             10 years.                                             Radford University Carilion, the result of             overall campus sustainability.
                                                                   merging with Jefferson College of Health
         {   Central Campus and Athletics/Recreation               Sciences, is a major focus for expanding           {   Landscape/Hardscape Improvements:
             Campus New Building Locations: A number of            program services in Southwest Virginia. The            Comprehensive landscape and hardscape
             locations have been identified on both Central        Roanoke Higher Education Center and the                provisions will be undertaken to continue the
             Campus and Athletics/Recreation Campus as             Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center             landscape heritage of the overall campus, while
             potential locations for identified new academic       both offer growth opportunities for multiple           improving perimeter aesthetics, pedestrian
             and student programs buildings and future             existing and proposed academic programs in             experiences and overall wayfinding.
             buildings as the need arises, along with the          the region.
             proposed River Campus development.


Construct                                     Evaluate and Upfit
 • CAIC — Highest priority                     • Classrooms and labs — Scheduling, efficiency,
                                                 delivery methods and REAL General Education
 • Hurlburt Addition
                                               • Student study and collaboration spaces
 • Administrative Services Addition
                                               • Event and meeting spaces
 • Welcome Center

 • Public Safety Building
                                               • Sustainability
 • Athletics Ticketing/Concessions Building
                                               • Utilities
                                               • Transit
 • McConnell Library
                                               • Campus perimeter
 • Tyler/Norwood/Muse Halls
                                               • Green spaces
 • Dedmon Center Arena
                                               • Brand identity
 • Programmatic expansion through selective
   repurposing of areas within Davis, Cook,    • Greenway/Riverway — River Campus
   Walker, Peters, Kyle and Young Halls
                                               • Roanoke locations — RUC/RHEC
     • Waldron College growth
                                               • Hotel
     • CEHD programs
                                               • Public-private/retail spaces
     • Tech Talent Pipeline
                                               • Other opportunities as identified
     • Venture Lab

     • Tourism Lab

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     Long-Range Plan for Transformation
     THE PROCESS                                            workshops and prepared surveys to collect                     {   Radford University’s 2020-2026 Six-Year Plan
                                                            information regarding academic programs, student                  and Six-Year Capital Plan
     The planning team developed a five-phase process       programs, land use, infrastructure and other areas
     to study and prepare the Radford University Master     of interest.                                                  {   Radford University’s 2016 Virginia Department
     Plan. This process included work in the following                                                                        of Historic Resources Campus Survey Report
     areas.                                                 The team utilized the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan:
                                                            Embracing the Tradition and Envisioning the Future            {   Radford University’s 2014 Athletics Master Plan
          {   Kickoff and Charge                            as its basic guide with specific goals for each of the
                                                            following areas.                                              {   Radford University’s 2011 ADA Campus
          {   Discovery and Data Collection
                                                                                                                              Accessibility Audit
                                                                 {   Academic Excellence and Research
          {   Analysis and Options
                                                                                                                          {   Radford University’s most recent Campus
                                                                 {   Brand Identity
                                                                                                                              Master Plans from 1993, 2001 and 2008
          {   Master Planning and Concept Refinement
                                                                 {   Economic Development and Community
              Implementation and Documentation
                                                                                                                     The team then engaged in multiple iterations of
          {                                                          Partnerships
                                                                                                                     analysis and feedback with Radford University’s
     To understand existing campus conditions and the            {   Philanthropic Giving and Alumni Engagement      Master Plan Executive Steering Committee. Based
     perceptions of these conditions, the Master Planning                                                            on this feedback, the planning team refined
     Committee and the Document Preparation Team                 {   Strategic Enrollment Growth                     concepts and added supporting detail to the Master
     conducted a series of meetings with various groups                                                              Plan. The final draft iteration was then presented to
     during 2018 and 2019. Additionally, the team toured         {   Student Success                                 the Board of Visitors for review and comment. Upon
     campus, assessed building and space use, reviewed                                                               incorporation of these final comments, the 2020-
                                                            The team also utilized a number of other previously
     University Facilities existing technical documents                                                              2030 Master Plan was finalized for publication.
                                                            prepared documents and studies for broad
     and engaged with developers of the City of Radford
                                                            background in addition to the 2018-2023
     Comprehensive Plan. The team also conducted
                                                            Strategic Plan.

               Phase 1         APRIL 2018 -
                               FEBRUARY 2019                          Phase 2          FEBRUARY 2019 -
                                                                                       AUGUST 2019                              Phase 3         AUGUST 2019 -
                                                                                                                                                DECEMBER 2019

               PROCESS             DATA                               STAKEHOLDER        DRAFT                                  IDEA               FINAL
               REFINEMENT          GATHERING                          SESSIONS           PREPARATION                            ANALYSIS           PREPARATION

               STAKEHOLDER         WEBSITE                            IDEA               WEBSITE                                FINAL DATA         WEBSITE
               SESSIONS            DEVELOPMENT                        DEVELOPMENT        DEVELOPMENT                            GATHERING/         DEVELOPMENT
                                                                      DATA                                                      SESSIONS           IMAGES/
                                                                      GATHERING                                                                    GRAPHICS

Campus Context
MISSION                                               Inclusiveness — We are committed to a spirit of
                                                      cooperation and collaboration, embracing and
As a mid-sized, comprehensive public institution      honoring the diversity of our community.
dedicated to the creation and dissemination
of knowledge, Radford University empowers             Community — We foster relationships and a culture of
students from diverse backgrounds by providing        service within and beyond our University community.
transformative educational experiences, from the      Intellectual Freedom — We encourage and defend a
undergraduate to the doctoral, within and beyond      fearless exploration of knowledge in all its forms.
the classroom. As an inclusive community, the
                                                      Innovation — We inspire and support creativity in
University specializes in cultivating relationships
                                                      research, scholarship, pedagogy and service.
among students, faculty, staff, alumni and other
partners, thereby providing a culture of service,     Sustainability — We are committed to integrating
support and engagement. The University embraces       sustainable practices into all aspects of our
innovation and tradition and instills students with   operations and engage students across the
purpose and the ability to think creatively and       curriculum to learn, discover and contribute to
critically. The University provides an educational    positive current and future environmental solutions.
environment and the tools to address the social,
economic and environmental issues confronting our     OVERVIEW
region, nation and the world.
                                                      Campus Evolution
VISION                                                Radford University was founded in 1910 as the State
                                                      Normal and Industrial School for Women to train
Radford University aspires to be the premier,
                                                      teachers in the western part of Virginia and has
innovative, student-centered university in the
                                                      been in continuous session since its 1913 opening.
Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond with a keen
                                                      The School became Radford State Teachers College
focus on teaching, research and service.
                                                      in 1924 and was authorized to award Bachelor of
                                                      Arts degrees in 1935. The College steadily grew for
CORE VALUES                                           the first 30 years of its existence, up until World War
Student Empowerment and Success — We engage           II. After the war, the College became the women’s
and support our students in the discovery and         division of nearby Virginia Polytechnic Institute in
pursuit of their own unique paths.                    1944 and was renamed Radford College. In 1964,
                                                      the College separated from Virginia Tech and
Excellence — We expect our community to strive for
                                                      again became an independent entity and was also
the highest standards.
                                                      authorized to award Master of Science degrees.
                                                      The College became coeducational in 1972 and was
                                                      renamed Radford University in 1979.

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     The campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains       although off-campus parcels identified for potential     building or major campus modifications should be
     on approximately 204 acres within the City of           expansion have not always been fully executed.           viewed with the potential Historic District in mind.
     Radford and adjacent to the New River. The primary      The relatively long history of the campus and the
     transportation links to campus are U.S. Route 11        various discrete growth periods have created a           Off-Campus Locations
     (Main Street) and State Route 177 (Tyler Avenue),       mixed-use campus with academic, administrative,          The University has a presence at a number of off-
     both of which provide connections to Interstate         student services, athletic and residential usages        campus locations
     81, the major north-south transportation corridor       co-located across the campus. This mixed-use
                                                                                                                           {   Radford University Carilion (RUC) — Leased
     serving Southwest Virginia. Topography varies           environment creates a diverse set of activities and
                                                                                                                               space in Roanoke comprising the recently
     dramatically from an approximate elevation of 1920      interconnections throughout the campus footprint.
                                                                                                                               acquired health and human services programs
     ft. at the south end of campus to an elevation of
     1720 ft. at the north end of campus at the New River.   Campus Overall Aesthetics
                                                                                                                           {   Roanoke Higher Education Center (RHEC)
     The campus is mainly surrounded by residential          The original campus structures utilized an overall                — Leased space supporting several program
     areas, mostly populated with students, along with       Georgian architectural theme, including such                      offerings in Roanoke
     limited commercial development.                         elements as red brick facades, stone/precast
                                                             accents and sloped slate roofs. These elements                {   Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
     The campus has experienced several periods
                                                             have been carried forward through the years with                  (SWVAHEC) — Leased space supporting
     of growth during its history, as shown on the
                                                             the recent introduction of a more modern design                   several program offerings in Abingdon
     illustrated campus maps. The original campus
     comprised of approximately 12 buildings within          and materials for the newer structures around the
                                                                                                                           {   Corporate Park — Leased space supporting
     a triangular footprint in the City of Radford and       perimeter of campus, particularly along Main Street.
                                                                                                                               several academic program offerings in Radford
     served students well for its first three decades. The   Building heights are generally three to four stories.
     first significant growth period occurred during a       The existing open green spaces have been largely
                                                                                                                           {   Selu Conservancy — Leased space for
     building campaign undertaken post-World War II          preserved with a number of prominent quadrangles
                                                                                                                               academic programs, conference, recreation and
     with the addition of more than 25 buildings from        and pathways throughout campus.
                                                                                                                               other outdoor purposes for both the University
     the late 1940s through the early 1970s. These                                                                             and the community
                                                             Historic Resources
     buildings stretched the campus to the south and to
     the east and incorporated several additional streets    A reconnaissance-level architectural survey
     and properties. Another period of campus growth         was prepared in 2016 and approved by the
     occurred during the 1980s, which most significantly     Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of
     brought about the addition of the Athletics/            Historic Resources in September of that year. While
     Recreation Campus. Campus growth was fairly             no buildings on University-owned property are
     steady until the mid-2000s with the addition of         designated as historic, the original campus area
     approximately 10 major signature buildings during       is eligible for listing as a Historic District given
     the last decade. These buildings mostly expanded        its history in higher education in the state and
     the campus even further to the east, absorbing          its adherence to early campus master planning
     another existing block-width of properties.             documents. The illustrated map indicates the extent
                                                             of the eligible portion of the campus. In general, the
     There have been several Master Plans prepared
                                                             buildings facing the Main Quad, Moffett Quad and
     throughout the history of the campus, as shown
                                                             the Governor’s Quad contribute to the potential
     by the illustrated maps. The Master Plans have
                                                             Historic District. While the University has to date
     been useful in providing an overall framework for
                                                             not chosen to seek this designation, any proposed
     the growth of the campus throughout the years,


1949                    1969

1989                    2019

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                                              Older than 1954


1911                   1968

                              10 years out                          the plan

                                        2008 - 2018   CAMPUS MASTER PLAN
                                                      HANBURY EVANS WRIGHT VLATTAS + COMPANY

1993                   2008

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It is instructive to understand a number of basic        Campus Open Space
statistics about the campus.
                                                         In order for new development to complement and
     {   Total students: 11,870                          extend the qualities of the campus, it is important
                                                         to understand existing campus density. The Floor
     {   Total faculty and staff: 1,835
                                                         Area Ratio (FAR) analysis is a helpful benchmark for
     {   ~55 buildings (academic, administrative,        overall planning. In simple terms, FAR is computed
         auxiliary and athletics)                        by dividing a building’s total floor area by the
                                                         building’s supporting site area. For example, a one-
     {   ~2,800,000 total building square footage        story building that completely covers the building’s
         (academic, administrative, auxiliary and        supporting site area would have an FAR of 1.0, while
         athletics — broken down by various use groups   a five-story building that covers the site would have
         and space types)                                an FAR of 5.0. While FAR can vary significantly
                                                         depending on many factors, values ranging from 0.5
     {   ~3,400 residential beds                         to 3.0 are generally accepted as representative on
                                                         campus environments. Lower FARs are appropriate
     {   ~204 total campus acres                                                                                 Flood Analysis
                                                         for open-space areas, and higher FARs are
These basic statistics can be used to characterize       representative for denser housing areas. Further,       Radford University borders the New River at the
several key measures of efficiency and effectiveness     new development FARs should not vary drastically        northern portion of campus at the Athletics/
and benchmark the campus against other peer              from the FAR of the various existing campus areas.      Recreation Campus and commuter parking areas.
institutions.                                                                                                    The current FEMA flood analysis shows that a good
                                                         Slope Analysis and Topography                           amount of the northern portion of the Athletics/
                                                         Another characteristic of University land is the        Recreation Campus is in either a 100-year flood
                                                         somewhat significant topographical challenges.          plain, 500-year flood plain or the floodway at the
                                                         Within the existing Central Campus, grade               approximate Base Flood Elevation (BFE) of 1740
                                                         changes are fairly gradual, consisting of a series      ft. Due to these concerns, minimal development
                                                         of plateaus decreasing in elevation from south          can occur on this land at this elevation or lower;
                                                         to north with most areas between approximate            however, development can occur in the 100-year
                                                         elevations of 1880 ft. and 1800 ft. However, more       flood plain if the structure is designed to be capable
                                                         dramatic slopes occur near the perimeter of             of resisting the effects of floodwaters, or if the
                                                         campus, particularly at the south end of Jefferson      development is located in the areas at elevations
                                                         Street. The Athletics/Recreation Campus lies            higher than 1740 ft. Limited development may
                                                         between approximate elevations of 1780 ft. and          also occur in the floodway if a “no-rise condition”
                                                         1740 ft. as it approaches the New River.                can be met with no impediment or increase in the
                                                                                                                 BFE. Recreational and associated uses appear
                                                                                                                 to be one of the logical uses for portions of this
                                                                                                                 area of campus. Although, other elements can be
                                                                                                                 considered as long as all regulatory requirements
                                                                                                                 are achieved.

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                                    District 1 Residential - 1.05 FAR
                                    District 2 Residential - .56 FAR
                                    District 3 Academic - .47 FAR
                                    District 4 Student Support - .69 FAR
                                    District 5 Academic - .72 FAR
                                    District 6 Residential - 1.25 FAR
                                    District 7 Support/Service - .11 FAR
                                    District 8 Athletics/Recreation - .04 FAR

COMMUNITY INFLUENCES                                          bicycle safety were mentioned
                                                              specifically as needs for
City of Radford Comprehensive                                 these areas, particularly at
Plan 2017 Update                                              the “gateway” entry points
The City of Radford Comprehensive Plan 2017                   to the City of Radford.
Update identifies a variety of goals and strategies           This Master Plan agrees
to provide guidance for future development in the             with these focus areas and
City of Radford. These goals and strategies are               presents an opportunity for
organized around main broad focus areas, including            the University to work with
specific items as they pertain to the University’s            the City of Radford on these
areas of mutual interests.                                    improvements.

     {   Economic Development: Community                      Existing land use, as noted
         Development Opportunity locations identified         in the City of Radford
         by the City of Radford near the University           Comprehensive Plan, identifies
         include the Jefferson Street Center at the           the University’s campus as
         intersection of Jefferson Street and East Main       a “public/institutional” area,
         Street; the East End Downtown area; and the          while the areas to its east
         Radford University Recreation area.                  and west are identified as a
                                                              combination of “single-family
     {   Infrastructure and Public Spaces: Opportunities      and multi-family residential”
         to improve transit, bike paths, trails, pedestrian   and the areas to the north
         paths and viewsheds are identified, particularly     along Main Street are identified
         concentrating on the East and West Main Street       as “commercial.” In the future
         and Tyler Avenue gateway entries to the City         land-use diagram, the City
         of Radford.                                          of Radford plan maintains
                                                              Radford University as a “public/
     {   Housing: A detailed housing study within the         institutional” zone; however, the
         City of Radford to evaluate age, size, use,          areas directly adjacent to Tyler
         capacity, occupancy and market value has             Avenue and Jefferson Street
         been undertaken.                                     and along East Main Street
                                                              are now mostly identified as
     {   Land Use: Future land uses adjacent to the
                                                              “corridor business commercial.”
         University include corridor business commercial
                                                              Though these land-use zones
         along East Main Street and Tyler Avenue and
                                                              are accurate for existing uses, all
         residential along and east of Jefferson Street.
                                                              areas adjacent to campus may
The City of Radford Comprehensive Plan is clearly             well be transformed into more
focused on “areas for revitalization” surrounding             “public/institutional” areas as Radford University
the campus, along East Main Street, Tyler Avenue              acquires land for growth. It will be critical for the
and Jefferson Street. Streetscaping, landscaping,             City of Radford and the University to work together
crosswalks and improvements to pedestrian and                 as development of these areas moves forward.

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     City of Roanoke Comprehensive Plan
     Vision 2001-2020 and Downtown
     Roanoke Plan 2017
     The City of Roanoke’s Comprehensive Plan Vision
     2001-2020 and the Downtown Roanoke Plan
     2017 identify a variety of goals and strategies to
     provide guidance for future development in the
     City of Roanoke. The framework for the Downtown
     Roanoke Plan 2017 is structured around six themes
     that serve to build on the success of downtown and
     aid in its continued revitalization and growth over
     the next 20 years, including specific items as they
     pertain to the University’s areas of mutual interests.
        1. Build on Strengths

        2. Fill in Gaps

        3. Expand

        4. Enhance Public Space

        5. Strengthen Connections

        6. Maintain and Market

     The Expand theme includes Policy 3-B: Capitalize
     on the expansion of the South Jefferson
     Redevelopment Area. In 2001, the South Jefferson
     Redevelopment Area Plan was approved and
     paved the way for a major economic development           The proposed area in its entirety extends from             Given the University’s current significant presence
     initiative for the City of Roanoke, Carilion Clinic      Franklin Road at Wonju Avenue to the South                 in the RHEC located in the Carilion Roanoke
     and Virginia Tech. The Virginia Tech Carilion            Jefferson Redevelopment Area and north through             Community Hospital, the University is integrally
     School of Medicine opened in 2009, and the               downtown on Jefferson Street and across to the             located along the identified Innovation Corridor
     Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute opened in      Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center and the                and Academic Health Center location. This presents
     2010 with the area between the core of downtown          Roanoke Higher Education Center (RHEC). The area           a significant opportunity for the University to
     and the South Jefferson Redevelopment Area               to the south includes seven distinct districts with the    work with the City of Roanoke on the continuing
     identified as a potential Innovation Corridor and        area to the north identified as the Creativity District.   development of this corridor.
     Academic Health Center.


South Support
Main Corridors

                                                            Master Plan

     Academic Programs
     ACADEMIC PROGRAM                                            The University is organized into a variety of      College of Education and Human Development
                                                                 Colleges, Departments and Schools.                 (CEHD)
                                                                                                                           y Counselor Education
                                                                 Artis College of Science and Technology
     Goals                                                                                                                 y Health and Human Performance
                                                                 (Artis College)
     The University desires to accomplish a variety of                                                                     y Recreation, Parks and Tourism
                                                                        y Anthropological Sciences
     goals relative to academic programs.
                                                                        y Biology                                          y Teacher Education and Leadership
          {   Provide state-of-the-art classroom, laboratory,
                                                                        y Chemistry
              faculty and support spaces for the University                                                         College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
                                                                        y Geology                                   (CHBS)
              as a whole, for each college and school at all
              locations and for all shared academic spaces.             y Geospatial Science                               y Communication
                                                                        y Information Technology                           y Criminal Justice
          {   Provide academic spaces that enhance and
                                                                        y Mathematics and Statistics                       y English
              facilitate interdisciplinary study and research
              across all University programs/units and fields           y Physics                                          y Foreign Languages and Literatures
              of study.                                                                                                    y History
                                                                 Sandra C. Davis and William C. Davis College of
          {   Maximize the efficiency and utilization of all     Business and Economics (Davis College)                    y Interdisciplinary Studies
              academic spaces with respect to all legislative           y Accounting, Finance and Business Law             y Philosophy and Religious Studies
              and University guidelines and requirements.               y Economics                                        y Political Science
                                                                        y Management                                       y Psychology
          {   Anticipate the accommodation of the
              enrollment targets as set forth in the 2018-2023          y Marketing                                        y Sociology
              Strategic Plan.
                                                                 Waldron College of Health and Human Services           College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA)
                                                                 (Waldron College)                                         y Art
     Current Academic Programs
                                                                        y Clinical Health Professions                      y Dance
     The University offers 76 bachelor’s degree
     programs in 47 disciplines, three associate                        y Communication Sciences and Disorders             y Design
     degrees and six certificates at the undergraduate                  y Nursing                                          y Music
     level; 27 master’s programs in 22 disciplines and                  y Occupational Therapy                             y Theatre and Cinema
     six doctoral programs at the graduate level; and                   y Physical Therapy
     14 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-                                                                   College of Graduate Studies and Research
                                                                        y Physician Assistant Studies
     master’s certificate.
                                                                        y Public Health and Healthcare Leadership
                                                                        y Social Work

Existing Academic Buildings
There are approximately 15 buildings with a primary
function to support academics, and a number
of them were established in the earliest years
of operation. However, the University has built
a significant amount of new academic footprint
over the last decade or so. In fact, each of the
six undergraduate colleges has occupied new or
significantly renovated buildings since the late
1990s with the exception of most departments of
the CVPA and the College of Graduate Studies and
Research. A capital project is currently underway to
renovate Reed and Curie Halls, which will complete
the main complex for the Artis College. Detailed
planning is also complete for a capital project for
the Center for Adaptive Innovation and Creativity
(CAIC), which will replace the existing McGuffey Hall
and Porterfield East and West Halls. This project will
mainly support the CVPA, but will also include multi-
disciplinary spaces including Waldron College, such
as music therapy.

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     Student Programs
     HOUSING PROGRAM                                            Existing On-Campus Residential Housing
     DESCRIPTIONS                                                  Muse Quad
     Goals                                                           y Muse
     The University desires to accomplish a variety of             Main Quad
     goals relative to student housing.
                                                                     y Tyler
          {   Redefine the atmosphere and social
              environment associated with living on-campus,          y Norwood
              thereby providing students with a memorable            y Jefferson
              and life-shaping undergraduate housing
                                                                     y Madison
                                                                     y Washington
          {   Reinforce the sense of community, belonging
                                                                                                         The University has undertaken a program to bring
              and identity associated with living on-campus        Moffett Quad
                                                                                                         all existing campus housing to a common level
              by reinvigorating the community within                 y Ingles                            of condition and accommodations. All residence
              existing residence halls and developing new
                                                                     y Draper                            halls have been renovated since 2002 with the
              communities that address student desires for
                                                                                                         exception of Norwood, Tyler, Muse and Ingles Halls.
              increasing levels of independence.                     y Moffett
                                                                                                         All renovated dormitories have air-conditioning,
          {   Develop spaces that offer opportunities for
                                                                     y Bolling                           single bathrooms and enhanced program and
              students to engage with faculty, thereby               y Pocahontas                        collaborative spaces.
              enhancing their potential for academic success.
                                                                   Governor’s Quad
                                                                                                         Off-Campus Residential Housing
          {   Increase the number of upperclassmen living                                                The University has current lease agreements with
                                                                     y Floyd
              on-campus, thereby increasing the potential for                                            several privately managed residential properties.
              mentorship and leadership development.                 y Peery                             The Radford University Foundation has also recently
                                                                     y Trinkle                           acquired more than 700 beds in 32 existing off-
          {   Increase the opportunities for non-traditional                                             campus buildings adjacent to campus, and these
              student housing, including married, military           y Stuart
                                                                                                         spaces have been leased for use by the University.
              veteran and graduate students.                                                             These units will be renovated, where feasible, and
                                                                                                         appropriate for use as off-campus residences. If not
          {   Facilitate innovative new programs, such as
                                                                                                         feasible, the sites might be used for other potential
              support for local community college students.
                                                                                                         uses, such as academic/administrative spaces or
          {   Anticipate the accommodation of the enrollment                                             parking areas. The University also has current lease
              targets as set forth in the Strategic Plan.                                                agreements with The Patrick Henry in Roanoke to
                                                                                                         support RUC student housing.

            Master Plan

     The University desires to accomplish a variety of
     goals relative to student recreation and activities.
          {   Provide a variety of recreation and related
              facilities and programs for the enjoyment of

          {   Provide opportunities that enhance and
              facilitate the interaction between recreation
              activities and overall academic programs.

          {   Facilitate interactions with the surrounding
              community to enhance the use of these

          {   Utilize these facilities and programs to support
              University growth through the recruitment and
              retention of students.

                                                                 The University has invested significantly in the
     Existing Recreation and Activities Facilities               addition of recreation and activities facilities and
     With over 300 clubs and organizations, Radford              programs over the last decade. Primary additions
     University offers many opportunities for student            include the on-campus Student Recreation and
     engagement, leadership development and                      Wellness Center, which provides significant
     community service. Many of these activities are             opportunities for a wide variety of indoor student
     located in the Hurlburt Student Center, which also          and intramural activities. Another recent addition is
     includes bowling, movies and food service options.          the Student Outdoor Recreation Center, located a
     The University provides dining options in a total of        few blocks from campus, which provides significant
     seven locations across campus, including full meals         capability for outdoor intramural activities for both
     and dining areas, takeout options, such as pizza            students and the surrounding community. Other
     and sandwiches and a variety of small foods and             facilities include the New River entry point for
     snack options.                                              rafting and RU Able and RU Outdoors programs at
                                                                 various off-campus locations.

The University desires to accomplish a variety of
goals relative to intercollegiate athletics.
     {   Provide state-of-the-art training and
         performance facilities for all intercollegiate
         athletic teams and individuals at Radford

     {   Maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of all
         athletics facilities to ensure appropriate return
         on the University’s financial investment.

Existing Athletics Facilities
A member of the Big South Conference, Radford
University competes in 16 men’s and women’s NCAA
Division I athletics programs.
     {   Men’s and Women’s Basketball

     {   Men’s and Women’s Cross Country

     {   Men’s and Women’s Golf

     {   Men’s and Women’s Soccer

     {   Men’s and Women’s Tennis
                                                             The majority of Radford Athletics facilities are        the outdoor track and field, lacrosse and soccer
     {   Men’s Baseball                                      located on the Athletics/Recreation Campus.             programs; the Williams Field at Carter Memorial
                                                             The Dedmon Center is the main venue for many            Stadium for baseball; the softball field; and the
     {   Women’s Lacrosse
                                                             indoor athletic activities, including basketball,       Sioros Center indoor hitting practice facility for
     {   Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
                                                             volleyball and indoor track and field, along with the   baseball and softball, are located adjacent to the
                                                             main administrative offices for Radford Athletics.      Dedmon Center, as are the outdoor tennis courts.
     {   Women’s Softball                                    Patrick D. Cupp Memorial Stadium, which serves

     {   Women’s Volleyball

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     Current Land Use and Building Placement
     LAND USE                                                 Off-Campus Facilities
     The current Radford University real estate portfolio     The University owns several off-campus sites and
     consists of three main components: Central               buildings, including 1101 Grove Avenue and the
     Campus, Athletics/Recreation Campus and off-             recently developed Student Outdoor Recreation
     campus facilities.                                       Center. The University also leases a number of
                                                              spaces from the Radford University Foundation
     Central Campus                                           and other private owners in the City of Radford,
     Radford University’s original Central Campus was         including housing, warehouse and office and
     based on a master site plan developed by Charles         support spaces. The Vinod Chachra IMPACT Lab
     Robinson in 1911. The initial buildings surrounding      is located in space leased from the Foundation
     the original triangular-shaped campus site were          at the Corporate Park. The University’s Printing
     completed prior to World War II. After the war,          Services are located in space leased from the
     the buildings comprising Moffett Quad and the            Foundation at 219 East Main Street. These facilities
     Governor’s Quad, in addition to several other            are located adjacent to or near campus.
     buildings along Adams Street and East Main Street,       The University leases the Selu Conservancy from the
     were completed by the late 1960s. The most recent        Foundation. Located about 15 miles from campus,        Radford University Carilion (RUC), the result of the
     additions to Central Campus during the last two          Selu includes facilities for academic, conference,     merger with Jefferson College of Health Sciences,
     decades are located between the Adams Street             recreation and other outdoor purposes for both         enhances the offerings in healthcare education
     pedestrian corridor and Jefferson Street, along the      the University and the community. Facilities include   in the Roanoke Valley. This significant presence
     east side of campus and East Main Street.                academic research spaces, an observatory, a            provides undergraduate and graduate classes
                                                              working farm and period farmhouse, an access point     and other training and certification programs for
     Athletics/Recreation Campus                              for the Little River and conference support spaces.    a variety of users, many of whom are working,
     The Athletics/Recreation Campus is located on                                                                   while attending classes. The coordination of these
                                                              The University has a significant leased presence in
     land originally donated to the University by Norfolk                                                            offerings at RUC with those on Central Campus
                                                              RHEC, located in Roanoke approximately 45 miles
     Southern (NS). The overall parcel lies between the                                                              is critical to ensure maximum leverage and
                                                              from campus, for a number of academic outreach
     East Main Street/NS tracks corridor and the New                                                                 effectiveness of this new academic footprint.
                                                              programs in Southwest Virginia. In particular, the
     River. Starting with the Dedmon Center in 1980, a        School of Nursing offers opportunities for academic    The University also currently leases space in the
     variety of facilities have been constructed here with    and clinical engagements in the newly-expanded         SWVAHEC, located in Abingdon approximately 100
     many supporting Athletics. The University’s Facilities   Clinical Simulation Center. The building has           miles from campus, for academic program offerings
     Management operations units are located on the           approximately 100,000 total square feet of leasable    and continuing education.
     Athletics/Recreation Campus, along with several          space, and the University is currently the largest
     large parking lots.                                      tenant with approximately 25,000 square feet of
                                                              leased space.

BUILDING CONDITION                                            {   Norwood Hall		            FCI = 0.73                       STATE COUNCIL OF
ASSESSMENT                                                                                                           HIGHER EDUCATION FOR VIRGINIA
                                                              {   Tyler Hall			             FCI = 0.42
                                                                                                                    2012-14 FACILITY CONDITION REPORT
The University maintains a database that captures
                                                              {   McConnell Library		       FCI = 0.60
the overall condition of buildings, including the                                                                           Institution            Facility Condition
various building operating and infrastructure                 {   Davis Hall			             FCI = 0.67
support systems. This database compiles condition                                                                     Christopher Newport                  .02
information collected by the Facilities team for              {   Muse Hall			              FCI = 0.59
each building system and related equipment                                                                                George Mason                     .25
and components, such as roofing, HVAC and fire           The current Six-Year Capital Plan includes projects
detection and alarm systems. This information            for a significant renovation or complete replacement            James Madison                     .33
is then compiled and totaled for each specific           for each of these buildings except Davis Hall. None
building, and an associated Facility Condition           of these existing buildings has been significantly                 Longwood                       .23
Index (FCI) value is calculated. The FCI value is        renovated for the last several decades, and many
computed by dividing the approximate costs               of the associated existing building systems and
                                                                                                                        Mary Washington                    .32
of anticipated required equipment and systems            components are at their end-of-life. These buildings
repairs/replacements by the overall value of the         are among the least energy-efficient on campus
                                                                                                                           Norfolk State                   .12
building, such that the lower the FCI value, the         and do not include up-to-date safety, security and
better the building overall condition. FCI values in     accessibility capabilities.
                                                                                                                          Old Dominion                     .32
the range of 0.00 to 0.20 indicate buildings that        Further, the Facilities team utilizes the results of
are generally in reasonable condition, while values      the condition database to identify and prioritize                   Radford                       .20
of approximately 0.50 and above indicate building        projects to be funded by the Commonwealth’s
conditions requiring attention in the relatively short   annual Maintenance Reserve funding. This process             University of Virginia               .09
term. This database is regularly updated to include      is instrumental in ensuring that all campus buildings
recent renovations and equipment maintenance             are consistently reviewed and maintained in a                UVA’s College at Wise                .03
and is used by both the Facilities team and the          consistent manner. For example, it is planned that
Commonwealth of Virginia to prioritize various new       annual Maintenance Reserve funding will be utilized
                                                                                                                     Virginia Commonwealth                 .21
construction, renovation and upgrade projects.           to upgrade certain systems and components in
The current database FCI values show the overall         Davis Hall, due to its FCI score and the fact that it is
                                                                                                                     Virginia Military Institute           .28
average condition of all existing campus buildings,      not on the current list for capital renovation.
including minor buildings and non-permanent              Several existing properties have been identified                  Virginia State                  .66
facilities, to be approximately 0.13. This indicates     to become unoccupied in the future, due to their
that the overall condition of campus buildings, on       functionality, location, condition or other factors.              Virginia Tech                   .16
average, is comparatively good. However, there are       These include 615 Fairfax Street, Calhoun Hall,
several specific major campus buildings, which show      the modular buildings adjacent to the Armstrong                William and Mary                   .27
clear requirements for major renovation.                 Complex and potentially the Buchanan House.
         Porterfield West Hall    FCI = 0.41             Alternate locations for the occupants of these
     {                                                                                                                          All                        .19
                                                         buildings will be determined as part of future space
     {   Porterfield East Hall    FCI = 0.55             development and utilization.

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          BUILDING EFFICIENCY                                             {   Overall: The net assignable square feet per
                                                                              student is currently 124, which is slightly less
          ASSESSMENT                                                          than institutions similar to Radford University,
          Given the addition of substantial occupancy                         which are typically at 135-145 NASF/student.
          footprint over the last decade, the University
          undertook a review of the overall usages and                                         MAIN CAMPUS
          efficiencies of all existing campus buildings.
                                                                              SCHEDULED CLASSROOM USE BY DAY AND TIME - FALL 2017

cheduled Use by
          The state requires the University to report on
                                                                                    (Darker colors indicate a large percentage of rooms are scheduled).
          the efficiency and occupancy of academic
          classrooms and laboratories, and this information

ay + Time
          is compiled annually; however, various
          other building occupancies have not been
          systematically reviewed for overall usages
          and efficiencies.
 scheduled use
        This    by dayincluded
             review     and time   grid to
                                visits   illustrates the spaces
                                             all campus  intensity of
eduled use
        to as indicated
           identify       by the
                    current   use,darker    color. furnishings,
          equipment and other salient information. As a
re are 26secondary
            blocks of time  where 80% or more rooms are scheduled.
                        task, each space was also reviewed for
en 80% ofitsclassrooms    are scheduled consistently throughout the
              overall condition. Additionally, the University
 it is an indicator that  there are not enough classrooms of the right
           engaged a nationally recognized campus space
acity andplanning
            configuration  throughout  the campus.
                     firm to review the current situation. The
 inventoryresults of this review
           is particularly        provided
                           strained        several
                                    during the     observations.
                                               Tuesday  and Thursday
0AM through 4:00PM
                { Classrooms: The current and planned future during
                        time  blocks and Monday   and  Thursday
11:00AM time block.
                  classroom inventory is strained during peak
                  hours. Adjusting the classroom capacity mix
zation is the lowest
                 andon Monday, practices
                     scheduling Wednesday,  andhelp
                                         should Friday  afternoons.
 patterns of highthe
                      low use illustrated on this chart are common in
her education. { Labs: The current and planned future labs do
ent industry trends   meet utilization targets and
                              that institutions  areshould be more
                  reviewed for their use going  forward.
nday-Wednesday courses, allowing classrooms to be used on Fridays
non-traditional {academic  experiences.
                  Faculty/Staff and Overall Administrative and
rses not scheduled       Spaces: The
                    on a common     gridexisting inventory
                                         can create         appears and
                to be
ks of unusable time.  sufficient, and any  new   or reconfigured
                  office spaces should be standardized going
                  forward for consistency.

Outdoor Spaces
OVERALL CAMPUS                                                                                                 semicircular space hosting seating and landscape to
                                                                                                               screen the Covington Center’s utility area below on
The Master Plan provides an opportunity to improve                                                             East Main Street.
and upgrade existing landscape and hardscape
elements and components, while providing
guidance on improving and expanding the overall
                                                                                                               FAIRFAX STREET CORRIDOR
current environment. To provide a framework for                                                                AND HETH PLAZA
this work, the overall campus was reviewed based                                                               The Fairfax Street Corridor serves as the major
on a number of specific locations of “outdoor                                                                  east-west pedestrian and vehicular corridor across
rooms” and current design elements.                                                                            Central Campus. Parking Lots DD, EE and JJ are
                                                                                                               located along this thoroughfare. At the midpoint
MAIN QUAD, MOFFETT QUAD                                                                                        of the corridor is Heth Plaza, which is a highly
AND THE GOVERNOR’S QUAD                                                                                        recognizable space nearly in the center of Central
                                                                                                               Campus. Its clock and brick pavers clearly identify
The Main Quad is the oldest part of Radford’s                                                                  the space’s importance to campus.
original campus and hosts some of the University’s
oldest buildings. Its landscape is the most mature on                                                          Fairfax Street and the parking lots along it have
campus with graceful old trees lining the pedestrian                                                           been developed in an organic fashion over the
walks and shading the buildings. The existing                                                                  decades, as the buildings fronting this corridor are
walkways designed decades ago respond well to the                                                              highly variable in their age and history on campus.
                                                        forms an important connector between the Main
asymmetrical shape of the Main Quad, successfully                                                              Russell Hall, one of the original campus buildings,
                                                        Quad and facilities to the east.
linking adjacent buildings, while emphasizing key                                                              is located west of Heth Plaza and is currently
                                                                                                               occupied by student, parent and alumni service
vistas and axes within and through the space. The
                                                        ADAMS STREET CORRIDOR                                  organizations. In many ways, it is the current “front
sweeping pedestrian arc at the front of Heth Hall
is appropriate and engaging, and the existing bulb      The Adams Street Corridor serves as a primary          door” to the University as prospective students and
form of the walks extending from the front of Muse      north-south pedestrian route on campus. Much           parents, alumni and other visiting groups meet here
Hall is also of value.                                  of the Adams Street Corridor has been converted        for tours and activities. Dalton Hall, which houses
                                                        to a major pedestrian mall. The two ends of the        the University Bookstore, Post Office and dining
The Moffett Quad landscape is also among the most                                                              operations, is also located along Fairfax Street.
                                                        pedestrian mall are areas of key importance. Kyle
mature on campus with similar components as Main
                                                        Hall is located at the uppermost end of Adams
Quad. The field space in the Moffett Quad is used
                                                        Street Corridor. The front of the building addresses
for many functions, including Commencement and
                                                        not just the pedestrian corridor, but also the axis
various student and alumni activities.
                                                        from Heth Hall passing at the front of the Peters
The Governor’s Quad is an established and mature        Hall entry at Moffett Quad. The lower end of
recognized outdoor space, as well, and should be        Adams Street Corridor, adjacent to the Covington
maintained in its current configuration. This Quad      Center for Visual and Performing Arts, provides a

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