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Dimension Three: Places

Facilitating Creativity

Innovative scholarship and education will require a different kind of campus—one with flexible spaces that foster and stimulate creativity, discovery, and collaboration. We are committed to providing RIT’s uniquely talented people the classrooms, laboratories, and playgrounds in which they can freely learn, teach, and investigate. We will transform the RIT campus into a place where anything is possible.

  1. Develop a master plan that addresses current and future space needs of the Rochester campus, works within its architectural and landscape idiom, ensures a sustainable and lasting foundation for the university, and achieves carbon neutrality by 2030.
  2. Pursue construction and renovation of facilities that support the core activities of creativity, design, and innovation, including a) an integrated SAU/Center for Immersive Learning and Making/Wallace Library (design and construction); b) a performing arts center (scoping and financial plan); and c) outdoor interactive installations embodying the integration of the arts and technology.
  3. Pursue construction and/or renovation of facilities that support the research enterprise and graduate students, including a) GCCIS cybersecurity addition (design and construction); b) conversion of existing classrooms to research and graduate student office space (design and construction); and c) construction of an engineering and science research building (scoping and financial plan).