Adams State University Campus Masterplan
Size: 30 acres
Rapidly growing Adams State University requested a flexible, 30- to 40-year master plan to share with prospective students, the board of trustees, and the Alamosa City Council.
With an over-arching goal of unifying disjointed north and south areas, the plan provides direction for improving the campus organization, ensuring that facilities meet the long-term needs of students and faculty, and solidifying a visual identity for the college.
Campus entrances will be celebrated and beautified. A tree-lined walkway that graces the south campus will continue through the north portion and end at the stadium, creating a formal “center” to the campus. Separate pedestrian and vehicular routes will be created to enhance safety and traffic flow, and parking will be consolidated near the stadium area and increased.
Also proposed was replacing outdated, cramped married student housing with a new community sited along the Rio Grande. A model for university housing, this “green village” will use solar and photovoltaic panels for electricity and hot water, with anticipated excess power being sold back to the grid.