University Facilities

Overview

The Campus Plan is a framework for decision making that expresses a point of view regarding all aspects of the campus. The Plan identifies sites for new construction, enhanced landscape development, and possible expansion of existing buildings; and describes the continued use or reuse of existing facilities to achieve a functional and attractive physical environment and an appropriate sense of place (See Facility Requirements).

The Campus Plan projects are described below. Projects on the central campus are located on Drawing 1. Those west of Lake Hartwell, on the Ravenel site, are located on Drawing 2.

Central Campus

A The Johnstone development area is the former Johnstone Hall site expanded to include the Harcombe Dining and University Union sites. It will continue to be a mixed-use precinct. New construction will consist of a new dining facility, a new student residence hall, new space for student activities and Student Affairs, a new academic building, and an improved campus open space. The development will be strongly linked, with notable green spaces and pathways, to the adjacent areas of campus, including Cox Plaza to the east, student housing to the south, new playfields to the west, and renovated fraternity housing to the north. Two small student residence halls will be added to this complex (A1).

B Physical plant service buildings will be relocated to a less prominent site, allowing this central area to be developed for student life and recreation, linking existing athletic fields to the Johnstone site. Two baseball diamonds as well as some additional parking will be provided. The University's Central Energy Facilities will remain in place.

C South of Cooper Library will be the Center of Centers, located in what now is a large undefined green space in a central campus location. The concept will provide space, constructed in phases, for a variety of multidisciplinary teaching and research centers, such as the University Gallery (art), The Pearce Center (communications), The Rutledge Center (ethics), the Student Development Center (tutorials), Calhoun College (honors), and Clemson College (general education). The Center of Centers is meant to be a core academic resource, enhanced with student-oriented programs, in the center of the campus.

D A new student services building, a one-stop-shop, will be located near Clemson House, opposite President's Park and north of Highway 91, and near a projected parking deck (P). This facility will house administrative functions that serve students, and that are now primarily located in Sikes Hall.

The new building will offer better space, and will be sized to consolidate administrative groups, some of which are now split between buildings. Concentrating services such as admissions, financial aid, the Registrar's office, and student accounts in a one-stop-shop is desirable as students can then take care of their business with the University in one location. Vacated space will be used to decompress those departments that remain. Sikes will benefit the most as needed space will be gained and more effective, gracious use of the building will be possible.

E Academic and research is the projected use for the Douthit Hills site along Highway 93. There is a dire need for research space at Clemson, and this site will accommodate the significant amount of space that will be required for future development. Unlike the Ravenel Center, this area is not dissociated from the campus. The development of this sector will also provide an enhanced entrance to the campus.

F The existing Douthit Hills student residences will be replaced by new apartment-style housing, primarily for graduate students. These units will make more efficient use of the site, taking best advantage of the land features.

G A new civil/textiles building will be located south of Earle Hall and the Fluor Daniel Engineering Innovation Building. It will house Civil Engineering and the Department of Textiles, Fibers, and Polymer Science and other related departments and centers such as the Center for Advanced Engineering Fibers and Films. This building will be the first of several that will define a new academic quad south of Earle and Fluor Daniel. The landscaped quad will provide building sites for the colleges of Engineering and Science and Architecture, Arts, and the Humanities.

H The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts could be expanded with a new recital hall seating 250, as well as practice and support space.

I Additional space for the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences will be provided in the new landscaped agriculture quad, south of Poole Agricultural Center and Lehotsky Hall.

J The Campus Plan reserves space for additions to two existing academic buildings: Hunter Chemistry Lab on the west side of campus and the Edwards Hall to the east. A third location for additional space related to existing buildings, also on the east side of campus, is between Long and Vickery halls.

K The Thornhill Apartments, currently housing 257 students, are in substandard condition. This complex will be replaced over time with new, apartment-style student housing.

L The physical plant support buildings will be consolidated on this site. Currently some of these functions, including the motor pool, telecommunications, and shops, are on prime land on the Main Campus, where access is restricted and such a use is not appropriate. An alternate location for these support buildings is on the Ravenel site.

M The Microcreamery is currently in the design phase. This facility will house academic functions related to dairy processing and serve as a student life and outreach node as it will be the new location for ice cream and blue cheese sales as well as a regional farmer's market place.

N The Godley-Snell Research Center will be expanded as required. This is a centralized animal research facility, managed by the Office of Research Services and serves those departments involved in animal research.

O A building in this location can serve a variety of function-specific uses depending on the development of surrounding facilities. The possibilities include: expansion of the Strom Thurmond Institute, University Gallery, further expansion of the Brooks Center, or an additional component of the Center of Centers.

P Five possible locations for parking decks are shown on the Campus Plan. They are located to serve the east and west sides of the central campus, the development to the north of Highway 93, and the developments along Perimeter Road. These parking decks will increase the total number of spaces by about 1,900 assuming five-level structures. This number is adjusted to reflect the number of spaces lost as land is cleared for the new decks. Adding a parking deck west of the Stadium will provide a net increase of an additional 1,600 spaces.

Q An addition to the west end of Clemson Memorial Stadium will be constructed. This facility will add "club" and general seating as well as providing for an athletic heritage museum, new locker rooms, and support space.