University of Connecticut


Main and Regional Campus Master Plans

Storrs, Connecticut

4,400 acres, 1,780 hectares

Engineering, Building Systems Consulting, Campus Planning, Landscape Architecture, Master Planning, Programming, Urban Planning and Design

“I cannot speak highly enough of the work that SmithGroupJJR did. This engagement has produced a master plan of extraordinarily high quality.”

—Mark A. Emmert, Former Chancellor


The University of Connecticut entered the 21st century committed to renewing its physical infrastructure, and looked to SmithGroupJJR to help guide the process. As a result, UConn has a big-picture trajectory guided by cutting-edge green principles.

For over a decade, SmithGroupJJR worked with UConn on comprehensive master plans for its main campus, its regional campuses, and all institutional land holdings. The resulting $2.3 billion investment adds nearly 2 million square feet of new and renovated facilities across eight campuses.

Recognizing the environmental impact associated with such phenomenal growth, SmithGroupJJR’s Sustainable Design Guidelines address virtually every element of campus development – adding another layer of transformative impact on university growth and culture. A Director of Environmental Policy and senior advisory group now lead campus sustainability efforts. From the first university athletic facility in the U.S. to go for LEED certification to its innovative water conservation strategies, UConn has become progressive leader in sustainable campus development.