Seattle Campus Master Plan

The University of Washington Seattle Campus Master Plan guides the physical development of the Seattle Campus. In early 2015, the University of Washington launched a planning process to create the 2018 Seattle Campus Master Plan (CMP). Building on the 2003 plan, the 2018 plan will respond to the long term vision for the campus, and will include a 10-year conceptual plan as required by the City University Agreement. In addition, the plan will integrate the strategic goals, academic and service missions of the University.

The CMP 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 CMP and EIS were published on October 5, 2016, followed by a 45 day public comment period.  The Final CMP and EIS were published in July of 2017 and on November 16, 2017 the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspection issued their report and recommendations on the Plan.  On December 8, 11, 12, and 13th the City of Seattle Hearing Examiner held a hearing on the CMP and on January 16, 2018, issued her report and findings.  The City Council is set to review the CMP in the Winter and Spring of 2018.  Once the review is complete, the City Council and the Board of Regents will both have to approve the CMP before it is officially adopted and implemented by the UW. 

Tacoma Campus Master Plan

The University of Washington Master Plan Tacoma Campus may be found on the UWT Office of the Chancellor departmental web page.

UW Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Master Plan

The UW Bothell + Cascadia College Campus Master Plan (CMP), completed in December 2017, is the result of a joint collaboration between both institutes with coordination and cooperation with the City of Bothell and the community. The CMP establishes a shared Long-term Vision for the campus, serving as the basis for future development and regulatory action. The CMP defines a flexible framework to guide land use, physical development, and infrastructure investments within an established campus-wide Development Allowance for academic building area distributed throughout campus within six unique Development Areas, and a Parking Allowance outlining the maximum number of parking stalls provided on campus.

The CMP is organized into six sections. Sections 1 through 4 review campus and institutional history and growth profiles, establish campus development capacity, and culminate by detailing the Long-term Campus Vision and underlying Design Principles. Section 5 provides an overview of internal review and approval processes for development projects and ongoing planning decisions. Section 6 includes City of Bothell Campus District Regulations, a description of jurisdictional review and approval processes, and detailed mitigation commitments negotiated during the CMP Process.

Housing Comprehensive Master Plan

The Department of Housing & Food Services (HFS) has developed a Housing Comprehensive Master Plan that calls for the development of 3500 new beds and the renovation of six residence halls over the next 12 to 15 years. The estimated cost of this plan is approximately $850 million.  The HFS Housing Comprehensive Master Plan may be found on the HFS departmental web page.

South Campus Study

The most recent South Campus Study was completed in 2016.

West Campus Development Framework: Final Report

The West Campus Development Framework was completed in 2015.

Urban Forest Management Plan

The Urban Forest Management Plan was completed in 2016.

Campus Landscape Framework

UW's Campus Landscape Framework was completed in late 2015.