CREATING A CAMPUS HEART

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY

OMAHA, NE

 

TURNING CHALLENGES INTO OPPORTUNITIES

studioINSITE's original master plan identified opportunities to increase enrollment, replace infrastructure, establish gateways, and enhance the image and identity of the university. One of the early outcomes from the plan was California Street Redevelopment. This former cobblestone streetcar route was turned into a usable outdoor space within the historic core of the campus, encouraging social interaction and activating an 8-block space within the heart of the campus.


INTEGRATING THE CAMPUS INTO THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT

The 2015 Master Plan update addresses the ever-changing urban context surrounding the campus, particularly in the North Downtown neighborhood. With the goal of creating a residential focused campus that is integrated into the surrounding environment, mixed-use residential development along the Cuming Street corridor and on the east side of campus will be an important goal to meet the future housing needs of the university. The need to expand multimodal transportation opportunities is another important factor affecting the university.


COMPLETED WORK

- Campus Master Plan and Updates
- California Street Pedestrian Mall
- Harper Center for Student Life and Learning
- Rasmussen Fitness and Sports Center
- Davis Square and Opus Village Residential
- Ryan Athletic Center
- Skutt Student Center Plaza
- Campus Design Guidelines
- Parking Structures I and II
 
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Our success with studioINSITE has been fantastic. They helped us develop (an) award winning master plan and are helping us update the plan...the plan was practical and achievable.
— LENNIS PEDERSON Associate Vice President, Director of Facilities Management | Creighton University Omaha, NE
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When I walk the California Mall I can’t believe the transformation. With your creative design team’s vision, the uneven bricks and railroad tracks were replaced with terraced walkways, even bricks to save my shoes, and seating to enjoy the students’ fashion statements and fragrance from the flowers and shrubs. If I haven’t thanked you before—THANK YOU!
— MICKI DUKAT BRANDT, Executive Assistant, Office of the Senior Vice President for Operations | Creighton University, Omaha, NE
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