Campus Master Plan

In 2022, Carleton began the process to update 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.

The Campus Master Plan Update 2023 was approved by the Board of Governors in April 2023. To view the Campus Master Plan Update 2023 and the Design Framework document, please click here

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.

Campus Community Consultations

The campus consultations are now complete. Thank you to everyone who participated in the campus master plan consultations held in spring and fall 2022. More than 1,000 faculty, staff and students participated and this input was key to shaping the Campus Master Plan Update.

The Process

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

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.

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)

Steve Fai – Professor, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism (Faculty Representative)

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)