Timeline

The Campus Framework continues to evolve from more than 18 months of campus outreach, in which more than 5,000 students, faculty and staff participated in surveys and more than a dozen information sessions. The Campus Framework’s key themes, vision and overarching goals have been shared with the campus and local community during the last year and a half. Learn more about campus outreach by exploring the interactive timeline below:

Campus Framework Timeline

2017

Provost Wheatly, Vice President Pete Sala Convene First Campus Facilities Advisory Board Meeting

Michele G. Wheatly, vice chancellor and provost, and Pete Sala, vice president and chief facilities officer, convened the first Campus Facilities Advisory Board (CFAB) meeting. The agenda included a review of the board’s charge, an update on the status of several Campus Framework initiatives, an overview of the facility condition assessment that was conducted last summer and a discussion about next steps and action items. Read more about this meeting at SU News.

New Campus Facilities Advisory Board Created, Membership Announced

Michele G. Wheatly, vice chancellor and provost, and Pete Sala, vice president and chief facilities officer, will co-chair a new Campus Facilities Advisory Board. Professor Cathryn Newton, special advisor to the Chancellor and the Provost, will serve as lead faculty advisor to the board. The board will assess all academic and non-academic investments within the Campus Framework and develop the best practices for all campus engagement, decision-making and communication, particularly in relation to renovation, new construction and best use of facilities. For more information about the Campus Facilities Advisory Board, visit SU News.
2016

University Place Promenade Receives $1 Million Naming Gift from University Trustee Steven L. 64, G’67 and Sherry ’65 Einhorn

Steven L. Einhorn ’64 G’67 and Sherry Einhorn ’65 have provided a $1 million naming gift for what will be known as “The Einhorn Family Walk." This gift is the lead gift in a fundraising effort by the University to raise funds to support the many projects contained within the draft Campus Framework. Read the full article at SU News.

Milestone for University Place Promenade with Major Concrete Pour This Week

A milestone in the University Place Promenade (UPP) project was reached this week. On Wednesday, July 27, the concrete foundation was poured and smoothed during a daylong process. Work took place from the Schine Student Center toward Newhouse 3 (near South Crouse Avenue). Next week, the process will be repeated from Schine toward College Place. In all, a quarter mile of concrete will be poured. Time-Lapse of Promenade Concrete Pour from Syracuse University News on Vimeo.

Iconic Lincoln Statue on Campus Gets an Upgrade

Abraham Lincoln has watched over the Maxwell School courtyard for nearly half a century. To ensure permanence for this iconic bronze statue’s resting place, the base is getting an upgrade with long-lasting natural stone.The statue—the only recast of artist James Earle Fraser’s “Seated Lincoln”—will be placed atop a new granite base, to replace the current deteriorating concrete base. On Thursday, passersby may have seen workers, with JPW Riggers of Syracuse, carefully lift the 2,700-pound Lincoln from its base using a crane and placing the statue on a wooden framework, where it will rest as the site is prepared and the new stone put in place. Read more at SU News.

June 27th Summer Construction Update

Continuing the weekly Summer Construction Updates, Vice President & Chief Facilities Officer Pete Sala provides news on the Carnegie Library Renovations, Center of Excellence Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Laboratory, DellPlain, Haven and Flint Hall Renovations, Flanagan Gym Roof Replacement, Grant Auditorium ADA Improvements, HB Crouse Elevator Replacement, Link Hall Accessible Entry, Quad Improvement Project, Sims Hall Stair Replacement, Slutzker Center Improvements, Steam Line Replacement at Waverly/Comstock, and the University Place Promenade. Read the full update.

June 20th Summer Construction Update

Last Wednesday, the Division of Campus Planning, Design and Construction hosted the first of five summer construction information sessions. My colleagues Mark Hance and James Blum updated attendees on summer construction efforts. If you were unable to attend the meeting, please click here to view the information session in its entirety. I recognize you may not have time to watch the whole video, so I’ve provided a quick update on our progress below. Read the full update.

Summer Construction Update

June 13: Vice President and Chief Campus Facilities Officer Pete Sala updates the campus community on the especially productive last seven days. Read the update.

June 6 Construction Update

June 6: Pete Sala provides a weekly construction update.  Read more

Campus Community Invited to Participate in Summer Construction Sessions

June 2: As the Division of Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) tackles more than 120 summer improvement projects, Syracuse University announces a series of information sessions to update the campus community about all of the ongoing activity. Read more at SU News.

University Place Promenade Project Gets Underway

May 25: The University Place Promenade Project, which will transform University Place into a dynamic pedestrian promenade connecting Bird Library, Schine Student Center and the Newhouse School complex, will get underway in the coming weeks. Once complete, the project will transform the area from a congested thoroughfare into a pedestrian-friendly promenade featuring activated plazas, improved landscaping, increased ADA-accessibility and a greater sense of physical connectedness for all members of the campus community.

Facilities Website Launches

May 22: Website highlighting campus-wide improvement projects launches to share comprehensive overview of construction and renovations

Additional Open Feedback Sessions

May 11: The Chancellor, as well as Michael Speaks, dean of the School of Architecture and a member of the Campus Framework Advisory Group, and Pete Sala, vice president and chief facilities officer, also answered a number of questions from the audience.

Public Meeting on Renovations and Construction Plans

April 29: City of Syracuse planning officials and area residents attended to discuss the project.

Building Coordinators’ Meeting

April 25: Campus meeting held with building coordinators of buildings that surround University Promenade project area and parking lots.

Open Feedback Sessions for Students

April 22: Four open sessions for students to take a survey and provide feedback and learn more about the University Place Promenade and other Campus Framework projects. Seating options and fixtures proposed for Promenade on display.

Public presentation made to Landmark Preservation Board

April 10: Presentation given on Campus Framework and University Promenade.

Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today Meeting

March 24: Campus Framework and University Promenade public presentation made.

Campus Framework Update Session Held at Schine Student Center

March 2: More than 300 faculty, staff, and students attend the Campus Framework Update including Promenade and Archbold Renovations led by Dean Michael Speaks and Sasaki’s Dennis Pieprz.

University Promenade Review Meeting

February 24: Meeting  held with representatives from the Student Association, Parking and Transit, and Student Affairs.

Chancellor Syverud Includes Campus Framework Update in His University Senate Remarks

Campus Operational Staff Attend Biweekly University Promenade Project Meetings

February 9: Physical Plant, Public Safety, and Parking and Transit staff members attend.

University Promenade Project Review Meeting

February 2: Meeting is attended by University leadership and building coordinators from Newhouse, Schine, Bird Library, Maxwell/Eggers, the Faculty Center, and Student Affairs.

Chancellor Syverud Provides Update on Key University Initiatives

January 20: Updates provided at meeting of the University Senate about the University Place Promenade project and overall Campus Framework progress.
2015

Chancellor Syverud Addresses University Senate

October 15: Chancellor Syverud updates the University Senate about Campus Framework progress and his remarks are shared with campus community via SU News.

Carrier Dome Survey Reaches 20,000 Stakeholders

May 30: Season ticket holders, Orange Club members, and students  polled regarding concepts, ideas, and options that have been considered and/or implemented at other top NCAA Division I schools.

Campus Framework Open House

April 22: Open house event held in Milton Atrium with members of the Campus Master Plan Advisory Group and Sasaki Associates. Attended by hundreds of community members, the event included stations with displays of preliminary ideas for potential future enhancements to Syracuse’s campus.

Video Outlining Campus Framework Released

April 7: Sasaki Associates release short video outlining preliminary Campus Master Plan vision.

Sasaki Associates tour every building on campus

March 6: Sasaki Associates toured every building on campus and meets with hundreds of key campus stakeholders—faculty, staff, students, community members, about the viability of each building and surrounding areas

Campus Master Plan Meetings at Hendricks Chapel

March 2: More than 450 members of the Syracuse University community attend two presentations of campus analysis findings by Sasaki Associates and members of the Campus Master Plan Advisory Group.
2014

Campus Master Plan Meetings on MyCampus Survey

Tuesday, Oct. 28: The University community attends a Campus Master Plan event with members of the Campus Master Plan Advisory Group and Sasaki Associates focused on results of the MyCampus survey.  More than 3,000 students, faculty and staff participated in the survey. Attendees learn about the findings and how people use and move through campus and the surrounding neighborhoods.

myCampus Survey

October 22: More than 3,000 faculty, staff, and students participate in the myCampus Survey

Sasaki Associates Selected as Partner for Campus Master Plan

October 8: As part of the Fast Forward Syracuse Campus Master Plan initiative, Syracuse University will partner with Sasaki Associates to assist with campus planning and identify guidelines to better support the University’s academic and research mission. Sasaki Associates is a Boston-based, award-winning integrated architectural-planning and design firm.

Fast Forward Syracuse Town Hall with Chancellor Syverud to Take Place Sept. 22

On Monday, Sept. 22, the University community is invited to attend a Town Hall event with Chancellor Syverud focused on Fast Forward Syracuse. The event will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. At the Town Hall, the Chancellor will discuss Fast Forward Syracuse and how it is providing the key strategic direction and framework for propelling the University forward, fostering academic and operational excellence, and meeting the challenges ahead. The event will also include a question and answer session.
1985

Through the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s, the University secures its growth with permanent buildings.

1985: Through the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s, the University secures its growth with permanent buildings. A series of modest modernist buildings are constructed within the Main Quadrangle as an “inner liner,” obscuring the back sides of the original Old Row buildings. The creation of the inner liner obscures the back sides of the original Old Row buildings
1928

Pope and Baum propose a grandly Beaux Arts campus plan

1928: After an earlier, more loosely organized plan by Revels and Hallenbeck, Pope and Baum propose a grandly Beaux Arts campus plan, using a domed chapel to formalize the Old Oval’s east-west axis.

sketch of the Pope and Baum Beaux Arts campus plan featuring a domed chapel.
1887

1887, Old Oval, renamed the Shaw Quadrangle in 2010

The Old Oval, which in 2010 was dedicated as the Kenneth A. Shaw Quadrangle, was and is the heartbeat of campus according to students in the 2014 myCampus Survey.

Archival photo of the Old Oval, or Shaw Quad

Photo courtesy of Syracuse University Photograph Collection, University Archives, Syracuse University Libraries.