Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa

GRINNELL — A comprehensive master plan will meet the needs of Grinnell College in the 21st century. An important goal of the plan is to strengthen the relationship between the college and the city of Grinnell.

The planning process included a needs assessment of the campus through meetings with all constituent groups on campus, alumni, trustees and members of the community. The campus center, library and athletics facilities will be LEED-certified, which is a self-assessing system that evaluates environmental performance from a “whole building” perspective over a building's life cycle, providing a standard for what constitutes a “green” building.

The existing buildings, grounds and utility infrastructure also have been evaluated. In addition to the 95-acre central campus, the project includes a 365-acre environmental research area.

The plans will address short- and long-term temporary facility recommendations as well as the long-term growth and development of the campus. Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott will serve as campus architect through all phases of the master plan implementation.

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