The Big(ger) Picture: Why Integrated Master Planning Works—And Who to Get Involved

At The Ohio State University, the term “master plan” is obsolete. That’s because what traditional master plans often lack—input from an institution’s academic and finance folks—are an integral part of the One Ohio State Framework Plan, shares Amanda Hoffsis, senior director of physical planning.

“A lot of times, master plans have historically involved looking at the campus and deciding, almost like the city does with zoning, where they want to put things; it hasn’t been tied to the academic programs or the mission of the school,” she explains. “They often don’t get followed because they don’t necessarily make sense when you layer on the real work going on at the institution.”

Read the article in University Business