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 timeline below:


July 27  |  Construction Update

Students return to campus in less than one month, and many improvements across campus will greet them upon their arrival. University staff and contractors continue to work diligently to meet the deadlines for the campus improvements. The project schedule is carefully tracked on all summer construction projects, with milestones marking our progress toward completion. Read more.

July 27  |  Board Of Trustees Endorses Award-Winning Campus Framework—Vision For Excellence

The Campus FrameworkVision for Excellence, released in draft form to allow the University to shift and adapt to evolving needs and priorities, received the endorsement of the Board of Trustees.

May 1  |  Construction Update

Commencement is less than two weeks away and as such, the team in the Office of Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC) is actively preparing for a busy summer construction schedule. A number of important projects will occur this summer, including significant investments in classroom spaces, maker space, learning technology and residence halls. Additionally, a number of initiatives focused on upgrading utilities and infrastructure will get underway this summer. Read more.

April 27  |  Information Session On Waverly Avenue Construction
CPDC holds an information session to discuss construction on Waverly Avenue scheduled to take place between May 15 and August 11.

April  |  Construction Update

With the winter weather we experienced in March it is hard to believe spring is here, and our busiest season of construction is right around the corner. The Campus Facilities team is ready to get started, and the first signs of construction will begin in the next month.

This summer we will be completing two multi-year residence hall renovations at Haven and DellPlain halls, and beginning the multi-year renovation of Day Hall. We will also be starting a multi-year classroom improvement project at the Hall of Languages, while also completing classroom and academic space improvements in the Center for Science and Technology, Link Hall, Huntington Hall and Watson Hall. In the area of building renewal, we will be replacing the roof on the Center for Science and Technology, replacing the steps at Hendricks Chapel and continuing multi-year masonry restoration at Crouse College.

Read the full story to learn more about other upcoming projects.

April  |  Governing Procedures, Capital Project Needs Assessment Process And Summer Construction Planning Among The Agenda Items During Second CFAB Meeting

The Campus Facilities Advisory Board, along with Cathryn Newton, special advisor to the Chancellor and the Provost and lead faculty advisor to the board, facilitated an hourlong discussion, during which the board focused on a number of important items. Chief among them was reviewing, discussing and voting on proposed governing procedures. The governing procedures, which were approved unanimously, will help guide the board’s decision-making and voting processes; dictate the frequency and length of meetings; and provide parameters for determining how to appoint subcommittees, should they be deemed necessary. Read more about the meeting at SU News.

March  |  Construction Update

Thank you to all of those who participated in last week’s Campus Framework Forum. It was a well attended event, and we look forward to ongoing discussions regarding the future of our campus’s physical presence. If you could not attend, a recording of the event is available on the Campus Framework website.

Preparations for summer construction continue, with Commencement quickly approaching. An important part of these preparations is communication. We are currently engaged with a variety of user groups and building occupants across campus that will be involved or will be affected by a proposed project. The next step will be sharing that same information across the whole campus. In the coming weeks, we will be updating our website with the most current information available regarding more than 150 projects. These projects—large and small—will be taking place across campus during the summer break.

For more information on the projects being completed, read the full article here.

March | Campus Framework Forum

Students, faculty and staff gathered Tuesday in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3 to participate in a Campus Framework forum. Moderated by Joyce LaLonde 17, vice president of the Student Association and student representative on the Campus Framework Advisory Group, the event featured a panel discussion with Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly, Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer Pete Sala and Professor Cathryn Newton, special advisor to the Chancellor and Provost for faculty engagement and lead faculty advisor on the Campus Framework Advisory Group and the Campus Facilities Advisory Board. Click on the video to watch the event in its entirety. View the original story at SU News.

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.


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.

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 27 | 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 20 | 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.

June 13 | Summer Construction Update

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

Pete Sala provides a weekly construction update.  Read more.

June 2 | Campus Community Invited To Participate In Summer Construction Sessions

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.

May 25 | University Place Promenade Project Gets Underway

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.

May 22 | Facilities Website Launches

Website highlighting campus-wide improvement projects launches to share a comprehensive overview of construction and renovations.

May 11 | Additional Open Feedback Sessions

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.

April 29 | Public Meeting On Renovations And Construction Plans

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

April 25 | Building Coordinators’ Meeting

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

April 22 | Open Feedback Sessions For Students

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.

April 10 | Public Presentation Made To Landmark Preservation Board

Presentation given on Campus Framework and University Promenade.

March 24 | Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today Meeting

Campus Framework and University Promenade public presentation made.

March 2 | Campus Framework Update Session Held At Schine Student Center

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.

February 24 | University Promenade Review Meeting

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

February 17 | Chancellor Syverud Includes Campus Framework Update In His University Senate Remarks

His remarks are shared with campus community via SU News.

February 9 | Campus Operational Staff Attend Biweekly University Promenade Project Meetings

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

February 2 | University Promenade Project Review Meeting

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

January 20 | Chancellor Syverud Provides Update On Key University Initiatives

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


October 15 | Chancellor Syverud Addresses University Senate

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

May 30 | Carrier Dome Survey Reaches 20,000 Stakeholders

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.

April 22 | Campus Framework Open House

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.

April 7 | Video Outlining Campus Framework Released

Sasaki Associates release a short video outlining preliminary Campus Master Plan vision.

March 6 | Sasaki Associates Tour Every Building On Campus

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

March 2 | Campus Master Plan Meetings At Hendricks Chapel

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.


October 28 | Campus Master Plan Meetings On MyCampus Survey

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.

October 22 | MyCampus Survey

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

October 8 | Sasaki Associates Selected As Partner For Campus Master Plan

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.

September 22 | Fast Forward Syracuse Town Hall With Chancellor Syverud To Take Place

The University community was invited to attend a Town Hall event with Chancellor Syverud focused on Fast Forward Syracuse. The event took place at 4:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. At the Town Hall, the Chancellor discussed 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 also included a question and answer session.


Through The 1950’S, 60’S, And 70’S, The University Secures Its Growth With Permanent Buildings

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.


Pope And Baum Propose A Grandly Beaux Arts Campus Plan

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.


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.