Master Plan
Melbourne, FL, United States

To accommodate future growth in its programs and student population, Florida Tech commissioned a master plan for its 130-acre campus, which would provide managed growth in 4 phases over a 20-year period. The plan proposes a hierarchical system of internal roadways and walkways that encourages the development of a coherent campus integrating academic, residential and recreational activities. The plan also proposes reinstatement of the original entrance to the campus adjacent to an extraordinary 25-acre botanical garden containing more than 200 species of palm trees. Relocating the campus entrance and developing a central quadrangle in the first phase would create a strong and immediate presence for the school. MGA also designed representative first buildings; the schemes, which are sympathetic to Florida’s climate and prevalent architectural styles, serve as design guidelines for the future character of the campus.