Quackenbush Architects and Ayers Saint Gross is working with the Citadel community to develop a comprehensive master plan for its campus that will become a flexible roadmap to guide future investments. College leadership desires a plan that supports its distinct mission, vision, strategic plan, and culture as a military institution by celebrating sacred spaces on campus that connect to the Citadel’s history and tradition, designing buildings and landscapes that reflect its unique character, embracing all members of the College community and its guests, minimizing risk to the Citadel and its assets, and making connections on campus and with neighboring communities.
The process engages the College community extensively, meeting with hundreds of cadets, Graduate College students, faculty, staff, Citadel alumni, neighbors, and city officials aimed at gathering community input and ensuring support of the plan’s implementation.
Improving the college’s existing educational spaces is an important focus of the plan. The process includes a space needs assessment to determine the amounts and types of space needed to meet current and future goals, including a comprehensive instructional space utilization analysis of classrooms and class labs. The plan also investigates strategies to replace an existing barracks in poor condition, improve campus circulation, and accommodate athletic facilities in close proximity to other cadet life functions.