To assist in identifying facility issues, The Collaborative organized focus groups consisting of faculty, staff and students.  Each group focused on a specific area of campus: Academics, Athletics and Residence Life.  Input from these constituents helped shape the direction of planning.

Ashland, Ohio  Founded in 1878, Ashland University is a mid-sized, private liberal arts and sciences institution.  The 135-acre campus is home to 2,200 undergraduate students.

Working with The Collaborative, the Master Plan was developed over the course of nine months through a highly focused exercise.  Guided by a Facility Planning Committee, the group met many times to gather data, explore options and refine the final master plan direction.

Goals for the Master Plan include:
•  New Campus Front Door
•  Enhance campus identity / image along the public edge
•  Modernize / update campus housing for 1,700 students
•  Create a seamless / integrated campus
- Build upon Rybolt Academic Corridor as the academic core
- Strengthen Pedestrian Connections throughout campus
- Balance building density and open space
•  Inspire a capital campaign