Workshop 02: Facility Principles
Generation of Issues and Campus Principles
Workshop Two concludes with participants identifying the main/primary concerns that are currently
limiting the school from achieving its Vision and are used to generate a set of Campus Principles. Very
simply, Campus Principles are belief statements that describe how Weld 6 matches the educational
program, expectations and future needs. They are broad statements grounded in the school’s Strategic
Plan, and provide a background for facility and site decisions and improvements.
Questions that help in generating these principles:
• Implications of past efforts and future desires - “What is working and what isn’t?”
• Define mission, vision, and brand and understand how they have evolved.
• Implications / Interactions for the “heart” of campus with regards to surrounding open space, facilities,
preservation, and rehabilitation needs.
• What changes in conditions and assumptions have occurred in the past 20 years – strategic and
• What new opportunities have arisen? Cultural approaches? Trends?
• What are current and future space needs for both facilities and green space?
• What are the inherent challenges and opportunities in adapting historic structures and land uses for
viable new uses?
• Impacts and opportunities to campus function?
• Impacts and opportunities for user groups such as students, faculty, staff, and the community at-large?
• Environmental considerations, associated costs, and impact to financial budgets?
• LEED and/or sustainability goals?