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Building Master Plan: Planning Process


Step I – Research and Discovery

Completed 2007

Activities

Trend Analysis
Site visits
Conference attendance (Educause LSI, ALA)
Output:

Core assumptions
Documentation

 

Step II – Effectiveness Study

Completed 2008

Activities

Analysis of current state and use patterns
Data, measurements
What’s working, what’s not
What needs to be remediated (e.g. entrance)
Output

Report – Cowles Library Facility Effectiveness Assessment

 

Step III – Functional Program

Completed 2008

Activities

Input from the community
Identify and document functions
Functions – interaction and relationships
Design priorities and considerations
Output

Report – Cowles Library Building Program

Step IV – Design Concepts and Affirmation

Completed, 2009

Activities

Design concept
Administrative input and approval
Community input and affirmation
Output

Approval for next phase (Marketing and fundraising plan; schematic designs)