Over the past 120 years, WSU has grown from a small agricultural college to a major research and teaching institution and adapted the campus as it changed. To prepare for the next 20 years, the University adopted a Campus Master Plan update which creates a framework for growth at the Pullman campus. The plan anticipates much growth in both student numbers and research efforts through 2030, with a framework for planning buildings, roads, and other infrastructure. The Master Plan has four primary goals: to create a superlative research campus, to build a sense of place with more open areas and a renovated campus core, to focus on pedestrians, and to make the campus more sustainable.

The Master Plan was developed in 2010-11 in a collaborative effort with WSU administration, faculty, students, and consultants Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company. This map highlights some of the proposals. The entire plan is at www.cpd.wsu.edu/CampusPlanning/MasterPlanUpdate.

WSU Master Plan 2012

Some parts of the new plan

  • Interim location for new WSU visitor center
  • Student life facility with parking below
  • Housing for single graduate students
  • New and revitalized residence halls
  • Renovated and expanded Beasley Coliseum
  • Stadium Way pedestrian mall: Realign Stadium Way and Grimes Way to create a pedestrian mall and central green space and close Stadium Way to automobile traffic
  • Central green space
  • Future expansion of research campus
  • South campus loop road
  • Family housing and WSU Children’s Center
  • Potential future hotel conference center
  • Relocated baseball stadium, with the existing stadium converted for women’s softball
  • Greenhouses
  • Research campus
  • Organic farm
  • Grimes Way as divided boulevard with integrated stormwater facilities
  • Long-term location of WSU visitor center
  • Research incubator park
  • Animal research

Read the full campus master plan at Capital Planning: www.cpd.wsu.edu/CampusPlanning/MasterPlanUpdate