Campus Growth

Illustrative Campus Build-out Plan from the 2009 Facilities Master Plan Update
Illustrative Campus Build-out Plan from the 2009 Facilities Master Plan Update. Provided by UMBC Facilities Management.  View larger

UMBC’s 500 acres have seen significant development in the last 50 years. The footprint varies from original master plan but much of the same design elements are present - the loop road, academic and residential areas intersecting at the Library and Commons, and a modern aesthetic unlike the traditional white marble columned buildings at other Maryland universities. This campus build-out plan from the 2009 Facilities Master Plan Update illustrates some of the physical possibilities for expansion. Several “new” and “future” buildings on the plan are now in-place, including the Patapsco Hall expansion, the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, and the Student Development and Success Center. As we’ve seen throughout the exhibit, even the best laid plans can change - and UMBC’s campus planning is no exception! What changes might we see in the next 50 years?