Campus Appearance Master Planning
SCAMP™ Strategic Campus Appearance Master Planning
It should be easy to create a coordinated plan for assuring that current maintenance and future plans for the appearance of your campus are in line with the institution’s master planning process. Well, not only is it not easy; it is also almost never done. Campus Appearance, one of the most important aspects of attracting and retaining students, is almost always left as a reactive step within the planning process.
Typically, it is the new building itself that receives all of the planning, and the surrounding environment is modified to fit the building. From a cost and aesthetic continuity standpoint, this is the approach that forces facilities departments to add unnecessary staff to care for the grounds, incur unnecessary costs for maintenance of the surrounding areas, and struggle to make a poorly thought-out project appear to be a “natural” extension of the campus.
Temco’s SCAMP™ program brings together the expertise needed to address today’s needs, tomorrow’s requirements and a plan for spanning the two in the most cost efficient manner. Small items such as replacing wall covering or putting in new carpet can have a significant impact on the future facilities budget. Architects and interior designers are important to many aspects of the planning process; however, their objectives typically don’t include the realities of maintenance and the total cost of ownership.
A Strategic Campus Appearance Master Plan should address the following areas:
- Grounds & Landscaping
- Custodial Services
- Residential Life
- Wall Coverings
- Campus Policing Practices
- Floor Care & Floor Coverings
- Waste Control and Removal
- ADA Compliance
- Building Exterior & Facades
- Window & Sill Condition
- Pavement, Parking and Walkways
- Landscape Design
- Sustainability & Environmental Issues
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