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UNLV Releases New Maryland Campus Master Plan

UNLV releases a new Maryland campus master plan that establish a framework for both short-term (3-5 years) and long-term (10 years and beyond) physical and structural improvements and development on UNLV’s campuses.

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In 2019, UNLV engaged an international design firm Sasaki to update the Maryland campus master plan. The plan was developed through a series of engagements with students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders. Last year, the Board of Regents approved the plan, which focuses the following eight principles:

  • Embrace UNLV’s role as a Top Tier University
  • Foster unparalleled student experience
  • Celebrate diversity
  • Achieve preeminence in health science
  • Advance research growth and partnerships
  • Engage with Las Vegas
  • Promote stewardship
  • Enhance connectivity and institutional identity
Source: UNLV

Highlights from the 2021 Plan

Neighborhoods: The new master plan organizes colleges into neighborhoods to advance academics and student experience.

University Core: Student academics-focused zone, including the Lied Library, a satellite student union, and Academic Success Center. In the future, Harmon will become the main pedestrian corridor and heart of campus. Including an outdoor plaza that will act as a natural gathering space for students and a venue for outdoor events.

Tropicana District: Enhances student life including housing, dining, and the Student Wellness and Recreation Center.

Harmon District: Enhances the entry from Harmon Rd. to promote connection with the community and create a visual presence. Organizes athletics into a cohesive zone including athletic fields and practice facilities.

Cottage Grove District: Includes theaters, elementary and pre-school, and engineering buildings.

University District: Celebrates the main campus entry at Maryland Parkway. This zone includes the new business school, fine arts building, and museum and becomes the primary connector to the Maryland Corridor.

Thomas and Mack District: Center of large-scale events both for the university and the Las Vegas community.

Flamingo District: Highlights buildings focused on community partnerships including the Stan Fulton Building, Paradise Elementary School, and UNLV/CSUN Preschool.

To view the full plan, please visite UNLV's website.

Source: UNLV

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