ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Luckett & Farley developed a master plan for Jefferson College to help improve safety and guide expansion on its busy downtown campus. The master plan focuses on current campus properties while taking a strategic look at surrounding brownfield properties, vacant properties and buildings, downtown parking opportunities, pedestrian linkages, safety, and security.
Continued development of the central campus is a key focus of the plan. For years, the heart of the campus has been an enormous asphalt surface parking lot. For the campus to continue to attract students, promote a lively academic environment, and provide a higher level of sustainability, parking needed to be re-imagined. Our plan calls for ground floor and upper-level facility expansions in combination with rooftop and below-grade parking.
We also developed a layout for the future expansion of Jefferson College’s Advanced Manufacturing and Information Technology Center, including a quad design. This expansion represents a major investment in education for these in-demand fields, and our layout will make sure these spaces integrate and connect with the established campus three blocks away while augmenting the student experience and protecting pedestrian movement.
Additionally, we developed a pedestrian- and car-friendly corridor, enhanced outdoor spaces, and developed additional bus drop-offs and transportation hubs. The enhanced pedestrian crossings and bus drop-offs will discourage mid-block crossings, improving pedestrian and driver safety. The green central courtyard we placed along a pedestrian main street will connect existing campus buildings and create an inviting central campus.