University Planning & Design is responsible for the development and implementation of Clemson's Campus and Preservation Master Plans. We play a key role in plotting the course of future campus developments while also serving as its advocate to inspire creative and thoughtful solutions that preserve and respect historic resources, while supporting a dynamic university environment.
A long-range, master plan was developed for the main campus in 1994, and many of the projects that were identified have been completed. In 2000, Clemson University initiated this new, comprehensive planning effort to address present facility needs on the main campus and in its surroundings. This Campus Master Plan focuses on the vision of President Barker and the Board of Trustees that Clemson will become one of the top twenty public universities in the country.
The Clemson University Preservation Master Plan looks holistically at the core campus and adjacent lands. Using the past as a framework, the plan provides guidance for stewardship and decision-making as it relates to preserving, protecting, and understanding the collective stories of the past and resources associated with them. The heart of the plan can be found in the design guidelines and treatment recommendations sections, which provide the tools and solutions necessary to effectively make decisions pertaining to historic resources as the university grows and changes.
In an effort to support the University’s commitment to environmental sustainability while promoting health and wellness for active lifestyles for members of the Clemson community, University Planning & Design developed a master plan for campus bikeways. This plan outlines a comprehensive network of bike lanes, shared roadways, shared use paths and mountain biking trails that connects the entire extended campus. Bikeways Design Guidelines are also available which can be used in to ensure consistency when developing bikeways and related development at Clemson University.