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Kansas State University

Campus Master Plan

We’re bringing together the community to explore and determine what K-State needs for the future.    

About The Plan

The Campus Master Plan emerges from a process of listening, exploration, and discussion that generates ideas and possibilities to meet our community's goals for this campus and how it serves our educational mission.

What Is A Campus Master Plan?

An opportunity for K-State to leverage what’s working, re-examine issues and prioritize goals. This project will guide the physical development of the campuses in Manhattan, Salina and Olathe, providing short and long-term objectives and serving as an extension of the Next-Gen K-State Strategic Plan.

Have We Ever Done This Before?

K-State has a history of physical planning that is integrated with its strategic, academic, programmatic, space management and enrollment plans. These plans are updated approximately every 10 years to stay current with academic, research and student life needs. This new Campus Master Plan will clearly articulate the concepts and constructs that make the university distinctive and meaningful to the campus community and beyond.

Why Is This Important To Me?

The Educational Landscape is Changing
The last campus master plan was completed a decade ago. To stay current with academic, research and student life needs, the university's goals articulate the concepts that make the University distinctive and meaningful to the community and beyond.  

As Part of the University’s Community, Your Voice Matters.  
We want to hear your perspective on the spaces that you feel will make the campus even more vibrant, connected, usable and beautiful. Your thoughts, concerns, and feedback throughout the planning process will help guide this process and shape the physical campus for years to come. We will look at topics such as buildings, streets, parking, walkways, open spaces, learning environments and many other physical campus elements during this process. We will work together to create a campus for the next generation of students, faculty and staff.
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Your Partner

SmithGroup is recognized as a leading Campus Master Planning and design firm in the United States and provides K-State with full-service, multidisciplinary planning and design, thought leadership, data visualization and research planning.

Our Process

Each phase builds upon the previous one to generate ideas and deepen our understanding of the issues and opportunities that will inform the Campus Master Planning effort. We look forward to hearing from you!


Campus Master Planning starts with a process of discovery—getting to know K-State: your goals, aspirations, current challenges and opportunities for the future. We will gain a deep understanding of the campus’s existing facilities condition, capacity and the way they are currently used. Systems affecting the daily life of the campus will be assessed. In addition to the campuses, the plan will examine connectivity with the broader community, the region and state. These systems determine the physical framework of the campus and opportunities for sustainable development.


During this phase, we will use data and analysis completed in the previous phase to produce a comprehensive understanding of campus challenges and opportunities. We will test different ways to organize uses on campus, update facilities, enhance systems and enliven spaces. From testing ideas, we will share options for the future of the campus for discussion and debate.


The strongest ideas that emerge will be combined into the Campus Master Plan. This plan will add specificity to the character, location and amount of new development, renovation, reuse or re-purposed space. Additionally, we will create recommendations for improvements to campus. During this last phase, we will document the Campus Master Plan in a final report and provide a flexible framework to help guide your future vision!

Our Schedule

Get Involved

Come help generate ideas, deepen your understanding of the issues, and inform a collective planning effort. We look forward to seeing you at our events!

Thank you to all who completed the MapMyCampus survey, which is now closed.
Please check back soon for additional opportunities to engage with the Campus Master Plan process.

Take the Campus Master Plan Survey

Your feedback will help shape our plans!

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Upcoming Events

Thank you to all who participated in our Town Hall Events.
There are no scheduled upcoming events at this time but please check back for opportunities to engage with the Campus Master Plan process.

Town Hall - Salina

Join us to kick off the Campus Master Planning process.
Refreshments Provided!
March 27
3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. CT
College Center Conference Room

Town Hall - Salina (Virtual)

Join us to kick off the Campus Master Planning process!
March 27
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CT

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‍Meeting ID: 820 9471 9577

Town Hall - Olathe (Virtual)

Join us to kick off the Campus Master Planning process!
March 28
4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. CT

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Meeting ID: 813 7976 3811