With current and planned growth, a marked increase in the non-traditional student population, and substantial new land acquisitions, the University was faced with decisions regarding new building facilities. Xavier University selected a design team consisting of MSA and Shepley Bulfinch to complete a visionary master plan for the University. The scope of the master plan includes programmatic studies and future growth projections, physical campus planning, community partnering and interface, and mixed-use University-affiliated private development.
MSA was retained for our understanding of Xavier as well as local communities and issues, to maintain continuity and a local presence for the duration of the project, and to specifically engage in the master planning of athletic facilities as well as a new east campus area. This east campus area is comprised of newly acquired industrial land that the University seeks to redevelop in order to physically engage XU with the surrounding residential communities and to provide for much needed University related community services. In addition, MSA has been instrumental in the analysis, projection, and planning of various athletic and recreational facilities for the campus plan, including potential redevelopment of existing soccer facilities, a new baseball field, and a student recreation center.