30 acres, 12 hectares
Campus Planning, Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Master Planning, Urban Planning and Design
Waynesburg University first turned to SmithGroupJJR for ideas on how to establish new gathering areas and create a more pedestrian-friendly campus. The resulting planning and design work over the past two decades has transformed the campus into a vibrant, people-centered environment and established a legacy of collaboration between the University and the Borough of Waynesburg.
Waynesburg’s master plan anchors its more pedestrian-centered campus with a new, central quadrangle. Parking was relocated, and interior streets were converted to pedestrian walkways. Building projects stemming from the master plan include a performing arts center, student center, wellness center and five new residence halls.
The Borough also approached SmithGroupJJR to assist in developing a downtown vision plan. With Waynesburg’s campus directly bordering the central business district, it was an ideal opportunity to reinforce the town-gown relationship and leverage future development opportunities. Thanks to this joint planning framework, the campus and community now have a collective vision for working and growing together.