University of Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh's Campus Master Plan is intended to be a flexible framework for future development. It also serves as a strategic roadmap for campus-wide renewal and growth while balancing visionary goals with what can be realistically achieved and implemented. The plan represents the culmination and refinement of planning concepts that have been vetted and assessed by a wide group of stakeholders.

Shaped by more than a year of listening and collaborating with students, faculty, staff, and local residents, the University of Pittsburgh's Campus Master Plan has been designed to strateegically align with University priorities. As a result, the plan illustrates how the institution's Pittsburgh campus can evolve over time in a way that supports academic excellence, the student experience, and connection to community.

Readers of the document will learn some of the key possibilities and considerations that the University expects to navigate as it plans for Pitt's future within Oakland both tomorrow and in the decades to come.

Download the 2019 Campus Master Plan for the Pittsburgh Campus here in Oakland or visit their Campus Master Plan website.

(View the 2010 version of the proposed plan here.)

Carnegie Mellon University

The Institutional Master Plan (IMP) planning process began in February 2010 with the intent of adoption by City Council by 2012. From the start, the intention of the IMP was to biuld upon the strengths of the previous campus plan drafted in 2002 while directing campus growth into new properties to support the university's growth needs. The three phases planning process – Analysis, Problem Solving, and Proposals – largely took place between 2010 and 2011.

The Institutional Master Plan was approved by Pittsburgh City Council on April 25, 2012, and later amended and refined in 2015 for the development of a new Scaife Hall. These changes are reflected in the Amended Master Plan, which was approved by City Council on November 4, 2019.

Download the Institutional Master Plan (2012, Amended 2019) to learn about the clear action plan for the future development of the campus, both a guiding document for the implementation of the university's institutional vision, and a legal document conforming to the City of Pittsburgh Zoning Code. For ore from CMU's campus design and facility management, visit their website.

(View the 2012 version of the plan before the 2019 amendment here.)

Carlow University

Carlow University has refined a Strategic Plan for 2014-2019, summarizing the aspirations of the University, which include expanding enrollment, enhancing the Carlow brand, improving the student experience and accelerating the growth of community partnerships.

These goals form the framework of the Institutional Master Plan for submission to to the City of Pittsburgh, complying with ordiance 905.03 Educational/Medical Institutional District. The recommendations to occur within the planning horizon include repurposing existing assets, recognizing departments and creating new space for programmatic needs as well as enhancing the campus.

Download the 2016 Institutional Master Plan, designed to create a framework for the implementation of recommendations to guide new construction and renovation projects. The plan outlines institutional needs before presenting 10-year Development Plan, 25-year Development Plan, Transportation Management Plan, Environmental Protection Plan, Open Space and Pedestrian Circulation Plan, Neighborhood Protection Strategy, and more.

UPMC Oakland Campus

The UPMC Oakland campus, comprised of UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Montefiore, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC, as well as many outpatient and office buildings, is committed to providing high-quality, comprehensive healthcare to community residents. Building on that commitment, UPMC proposes a number of expansions and projects that will allow for a higher level of patient care and convenience.

The UPMC Oakland Campus Master Plan, which is required by the City of Pittsburgh, incorporates many projects, including the removal of the old Children's Hospital building, a new Inpatient Tower constructed on the site where the old Children's Hospital currently stands and part of what is now green space near Fifth Avenue, the construction of additional parking above the current Montefiore parking garage, the expansion of patient care units at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, and the addition of a bus terminal in front of the new inpatient tower. Though these projects are proposped, no plans have been finalized. (View the Appendix which accompanies the Master Plan here.)

For more information, links to additional resources related to the master plan, and renderings of some proposed projects, visit the UPMC Oakland campus plan website.