1,933 acres, 782 hectares
Architecture, Engineering, Campus Planning, Landscape Architecture, Master Planning, Programming
Merit Award -- Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus, Honor Award -- Landscape Architectural Design
adaptive re-use, bio-retention, campus master plan, campus planning, civil engineering, climate action plan, deep green, landscape architecture, landscape for stormwater control, low-impact development, planning, research, restorative landscape, stormwater management, streambank restoration, sustainability, sustainable master planning, urban design, urban planning, walkable community
SmithGroupJJR worked with Indiana University’s flagship Bloomington campus (IUB) to create the most comprehensive campus master plan in its history. The award-winning plan provided IUB with innovative solutions for increasing research and academic space, preserving vital architectural and landscape heritage, and establishing a forward-looking sustainable framework.
Understanding the campus as a series of neighborhoods, the plan breaks the mold of single-use zoning with denser living/learning communities brought closer to the core. The master plan also advances a holistic approach to sustainability, identifying ways to significantly enhance environmental integrity and save energy while accommodating 25-percent campus growth.
Restoration of the Jordan River and a 50% reduction of impervious surfaces will mitigate campus flooding while returning stormwater run-off to presettlement rates. Cutting-edge energy and water use modeling underlie strategies for reducing IUB’s greenhouse gas emissions by 30% and its water use by 50% over the next 20 years. The result is a transformative commitment to sustainable campus growth and development.