Project Brief: Academic Health Center Master Plan

LA 8741: Metropolitan Design Workshop

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Student Contributors

  • Jesse Benson
  • Charles Carlson
  • Aaron Hanauer
  • Jennifer Haskamp
  • Amanda Johnson
  • Kristen Larson
  • Michael Martin
  • Edward Sanders
  • Yi Fei Wang

Faculty Advisors

  • Ann Forsyth
  • Katie Thering

Students developed a master plan parallel to a planning process undertaken by a precinct task force of the Academic Health Center and University staff, faculty, and administration. The project was complex and addressed a number of challenges including planning for a major research facility, designing and planning public spaces for healthy healing, providing connections to the Mississippi River, handling transportation issues, and connecting with surrounding neighborhoods. In addition, the student team received input from local community organizations that would be affected by the plan.

Community Partners, Participants, and Clients
Academic Health Center Taskforce

Academic Health Center Master Plan (PDF, 3.5 MB