Campus Master Plan

In 2022, Carleton is updating its Campus Master Plan. The plan sets the parameters, policies and directions for the physical development of the campus – its buildings, landscapes, movement systems and general infrastructure. It fulfils the university policy to update the Carleton University Campus Plan every five years. It deals with the location and size of buildings without determining the uses except in a general sense, since these will vary over time.

Why a Campus Master Plan Update?

The Master Plan Update will look at future vision for the campus including circulation, buildings, open spaces and functionality. This update will ensure that:

  1. The Plan serves to support the university’s Strategic Integrated Plan (SIP).
  2. The Plan serves as a framework for future decisions regarding the long‐range physical development of the university campus.
  3. The Plan strives to maximize the appropriate and efficient use of built and natural resources.
  4. The Plan serves the diverse academic and social needs and interests of the university community.
  5. The Plan provides for flexibility to respond to changing needs.
  6. The Plan addresses specific key issues facing the university related to physical development.

The Consultant Team

Carleton University has retained the expertise of Brook McIlroy (BMI) ( to prepare the Carleton Campus Master Plan Update. Their team included Campus Planners, Urban Designers, Architects, Landscape Architects, Transportation Planners and Engineers, Stakeholder and Public Engagement Specialists.

Working with them are Parsons for Transportation Engineering, The PurposeTeam and Level Playing Field – An Accessibility Agency.

Campus Community Consultation

Sample Consultation Image

Consultations with the Carleton community are an important part of the Campus Master Plan Update. This picture was taken during the 2016 Campus Master Plan Update.

As part of the Campus Master Plan review, members of the Carleton community will be offered a number of opportunities to provide feedback and ideas about their vision for the Carleton campus in the next five to 10 years. These opportunities will take a number of forms including online, virtual events, as well as in person, if possible. Details about all engagement opportunities will be posted here.

Engagement Opportunity – April 27 – May 27

We want to hear your ideas and advice about how you would like to see our beautiful campus evolve in the future.

In collaboration with our consultant, Brook McIlroy, we are pleased to offer you opportunity to contribute, using the interactive Bang the Table platform. Please click here: The link will be live until May 27.

If you are unable to join us this time, don’t worry. Throughout the process of developing the Campus Master Plan Update, faculty, staff and students will have several opportunities to participate in the process, notably in June and September.

If you have any questions or would like to provide us your thoughts about what the Carleton campus could look like in the future, please contact BMI at

The Process

This is the timeline for the Campus Master Plan update in 2022.

The Steering Committee

The Steering Committee provides ongoing direction and feedback on the Campus Master Plan Update. Members represent and anticipate the concerns of the university community, particularly those involved with plan approval and implementation. The Steering Committee includes:

Lorraine Dyke, Vice-President (Finance and Administration)

Jennifer Brenning, Assistant Vice-President (Recreation and Athletics)

Jeff Brick – Project Manager, Planning, Design & Construction (Facilities Management and Planning)

Jeremy Brzozowski – Director (Student Affairs and Student Life)

Sandra Crocker – Associate Vice-President (Industry and Partnership Services)

Maria McClintock – Manager, Strategic Communications (Finance and Administration)

Chad McKenzie – Assistant Director, Facilities/Operations, Housing (Ancillary Representative)

Dean Mellway – Special Advisor (READ Initiative)

Benny Michaud – Director (Centre for Indigenous Initiatives)

Kristine Nadon – Director, Space Management and Capital Planning (Facilities Management and Planning)

Gary Nower – Assistant Vice-President (Facilities Management & Planning)

Jeremy Paltiel – Professor of Political Science (Faculty Representative)

Faith Achile – Vice-President (Operations), Graduate Students’ Association

Anastasia Lettieri – President of Carleton University Students’ Association (Student Representative)

Ann Tremblay – Building Program Committee Chair (Board of Governors)

Art Ullett – Assistant Manager, Access Control and Hardware (Facilities Management and Planning & Board of Governors Staff Representative)

View the current 2016 Campus Master Plan.