2018 Draft Seattle Campus Master Plan
Draft Plan and EIS issued October 5, 2016
Public comments received until November 21, 2016
To view the draft documents, click on the links below:
- 2018 Draft Seattle Campus Master Plan
- 2018 Draft Seattle Campus Master Plan - smaller file for downloading
- 2018 Draft Environmental Impact Statement
- 2018 Draft Transportation Discipline Report
- 2018 Draft Transportation Discipline Report Appendices
About the Campus Master Plan
In early 2015, the University of Washington launched a planning process to create the 2018 Seattle Campus Master Plan (CMP). The project team was tasked with writing a plan that responded to the long term vision for the campus as well as a 10-year conceptual plan as required by the City University Agreement. The team looked at anticipated enrollment growth, increased teaching and research demands, partnerships with government and industry partners, future transportation needs, economic growth, and the needs of the University Community.
Working in collaboration with an Advisory Committee, Working Group, and multiple stakeholders, the team created a plan that integrates the strategic goals, academic and service missions of the University, and has created a plan that will guide the physical development of the campus over the next 10 years.
The Campus Master Plan process is guided by the City University Agreement between the University of Washington and the City of Seattle. The project is co-led by Rebecca Barnes, University Architect and Associate Vice Provost, Capital & Campus Planning, and Theresa Doherty, Senior Project Director, Campus Master Plan.
The Draft 2018 Seattle Campus Master Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement was published October 5, 2016, and was followed by a 45 day public comment period that ended November 21, 2016
Frequently Asked Questions:
Download our FAQ
Opportunities for Comment
Attend one of our upcoming public meetings, or drop in during our "Office Hours" to talk with staff about the project.
Guiding Principles of the Campus Master Plan
- Flexible Framework
- Learning-based Academic and Research Partnerships
- Sustainable Development
- Stewardship of Historic and Cultural Resources
Completion of the plan is anticipated in 2018 after review and approval by the City of Seattle and the Board of Regents. The new plan will set the framework that the Office of the University Architect will use as it stewards the development of the most beautiful college campus in the nation.
Theresa Doherty, Senior Project Director
Theresa began her career at the University in 1985 as an administrator for the School of Dentistry, and later as Administrator for the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (now the College of the Built Environment). In 1999, she took on the role of coordinator for the 2003 Campus Master Plan, and led a team of UW staff and consultants to develop the plan, which was approved by the Seattle City Council in late 2002 and adopted by the UW Board of Regents in 2003. Theresa was appointed Director of the Office of Regional and Community Relations in 2001, where she served for 14 years before accepting her current appointment as Senior Project Director for the 2018 Campus Master Plan.
Theresa's involvement in the University District has been extensive. She is currently Immediate Past Co-Chair of the University District Partnership, the organization that took over from the Greater University Chamber Board of Directors. She has also served on the University District Parking Association Board of Directors, and on the Seattle Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center Citizens Advisory Committee. Her commitment to the University District was recognized in 2005 when Mayor Greg Nickels presented her with the University District Chamber Award for Economic Development. Theresa is a two-time alumnus of the University and holds a BA in Political Science (1979) and an MPA from the Dan Evans School of Public Affairs (1984).
Rebecca Barnes, FAIA, University Architect
UW University Architect and Assistant Vice Provost for Campus & Capital Planning, Rebecca Barnes is charged with planning and design management of the university’s campuses. She staffs the UW Architectural Commission, and leads the Office of the University Architect team in capital, campus and space planning, and design oversight. Previously, as Director of Strategic Planning for Brown University, Rebecca was involved in developing university/community relationships as Brown’s long-term vision began to focus downtown. She has held senior positions in the public sector including Chief Planner for the City of Boston and Director of Urban Design & Architecture for the “Big Dig” in Boston. She led Seattle’s widely-admired “urban villages” planning initiative in the early-90s that matched infrastructure investments and amenities to growth of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. In Boston, she held several roles on the Big Dig, and contributed to the iconic Zakim Bridge, the family of vent buildings, highway architecture, and the creation of the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Conservancy.
Rebecca was educated at Brown University, the Boston Architectural College, University of Oregon and as a Harvard Design School Loeb Fellow. Rebecca is an active member of the design community, as reflected in her leadership of the early ARCADE magazine, board membership of AIA chapters in Seattle and Boston, GrowSmart RI, and Ear to the Ground Theatre, and an advisor to the Seattle Central Waterfront Project.
Leslie Stark, Assistant to the Director
Leslie provides administrative support and coordinates public participation and outreach for the Campus Master Plan project. Before joining the CMP team, Leslie worked in the UW Office of Regional and Community Relations, where she supported the director's work with surrounding neighborhoods, civic groups, local government, and community outreach. Leslie previously worked in the non-profit sector, where she served as Executive Assistant to the VP of Public Health Impact, and the Global Program Leader of Maternal Newborn and Child Health & Nutrition at PATH; and as Senior Program Assistant in the Office of the President, Global Development at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Other experience includes 12 years in marketing and public relations for the Architecture and Engineering industry. Leslie holds a BA in Social Sciences with a minor in Advertising from Washington State University, and AA in Animation and Graphics from Bellevue College.
UW Economic Impact Report
In the last five years, the University’s impact on the region has grown and changed significantly. In 2010 alone, the UW’s economic impact on Washington State was $9.1 Billion. With continued rapid growth in the Puget Sound region, along with changing educational and funding landscapes, it is critical that the University prepare for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Campus Master Plan
UW Planning & Management
UW Tower – T-12
Seattle, WA 98195
Questions or Comments?
If you have questions or comments about the 2018 Campus Master Plan, please let us know.