LWIT Campus Master Plan
The development of a facilities master plan is an ongoing process. Results from previous planning activities are reviewed, compiled and compared to data collect through a comprehensive assessment of the college existing facilities. The College's internal community and interested community stakeholders were asked to submit ideas and recommendation for minor and major projects. These recommendations were reviewed to ensure that the priorities support the college's mission goals and objectives. The process of developing this plan began with an examination of the college's mission statement, its external environment, and its students' needs. In recent months, the research and planning conducted by this group has been compiled discussed and included in this document. It identifies the colleges immediate to long-term facility needs based on its vision of the future, external environment, and student requirements.
This master plan is not a static document; it is rather a tool to help Lake Washington Institute of Technology create a purposeful, responsive physical environment to support its community. It is a living document and is intended to encourage sustainable development and provide standards for the college.
Analysis and Evaluation
This master plan began with an analysis and evaluation of the existing campus for both functional efficiencies and additional growth. The planning effort was intended to identify a course to follow over the next 10-plus years, creating individual facilities and an integrated campus that will support the LWIT community well into the new century. The scope of this study was to identify the programmatic need and conceptual responses for future building projects and the general campus environment. Additionally it provides a detailed site evaluation and determines requirements to support this growth. These requirements include: design standards, traffic and parking studies, SEPA review, campus-wide storm water system analysis, community review and approval, and planning commission hearings and city council review and approval.
A Master Plan Committee consisting of key administrative and academic staff was formed. Assisted by Schreiber Starling & Lane Architects, the committee met over a series of planning workshops. Numerous other workshops with departmental deans, student service administrators, campus life groups, campus services personnel, and community leaders where also conducted. The purpose of these meetings was to: review organizational goals; analyze existing physical plan and operations; gather and analyze pertinent growth and planning data and projections; review and incorporate institutional goals and objectives; and to make general observations to develop an understanding of the existing campus.
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