College Master Plan

Bassford Perspective of General Campus Plan for Elsah, 1931


Why are we preparing a master plan?

  • Establish a decision making process to implement Principia’s Strategic Plan
  • Identify a critical path…what is the highest priority at this time?

What must be acted upon to transform Principia?

  • The plan should be clear and flexible…provide a 10 to 15 year vision of what the campus should be
  • Establish a coherent strategy to allocate resources
  • Reconsider the campus core…get back on plan

Bernard Maybeck

“If the architectural composition which is to be Principia College lives up to the ideals of the institution and properly expresses them, the physical form of the college will have the power to move the hearts of men and to lift their spirit - and the world will care.”