Citadel works on 15-year plan for landscape, buildings
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Citadel is evaluating the college’s existing buildings, infrastructure and landscapes to create a long-term plan that will guide future building projects and campus renovations.
The campus master plan will create a vision of what the public military college could look like 15 years from now, The Post and Courier reports.
“Once we have a plan in place, it will guide all of our facility decisions going forward,” said Jeff Lamberson, vice president of facilities and engineering. “It will really help us be efficient with what we build and what we renovate and how we go about doing it because it’ll be all part of one comprehensive plan instead of doing one-off projects.”
The college finalized a $450,000 contract with Ayers Saint Gross, an architectural design firm spearheading the project, in October.
College officials have talked with hundreds of students, faculty and staff in more than 35 focus-group meetings.
Citadel alumni, faculty and staff who couldn’t get to a meeting can still comment via a website through Jan. 31.
The first question there, labeled “Sacred Spaces,” is “What places on campus have the strongest links to tradition, history, and Citadel culture?” Other questions include “What’s great about campus and should stay the same?” and “What should change?”
Planning also involved Citadel alumni, neighbors and city officials.
“We’re an iconic piece of property here on the peninsula. And we want to be in concert with what the city has planned and what the neighborhoods would like to see,” Lamberson said.