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Capital Planning and Facilities Management


Information about capital planning and facilities management 

Capital planning and facilities management coordinates architectural and engineering design services, campus infrastructure planning, project management and construction oversight for all capital projects on campus. Coordination may occur with the Massachusetts Department of Capital Asset Management and the Massachusetts State College Building Authority for eligible projects.

Services coordinated through this office include:

  • Studies and programming including conceptual drawings
  • Design services including schematic design, design development, and construction documents
  • Bidding process administration
  • Project management, construction oversight and contract administration

Master Vision

Download the master vision report and vision report appendix.

The Salem State University campus master vision establishes a vision for the future of the institution’s presence in the greater North Shore region–a vision rooted in the academic mission of the university, and one that advances its role in the community and economic development.

The campus master vision for guiding the continuing development of the Salem State University campus looks forward to a planning horizon of 2040 and is rooted in the following principles for improved functional organization and operations, enhanced experience of place, and sensitivity to the surrounding neighborhood and city context:

Flexibility: the vision provides a road map for coherent campus development, while preserving the campus’s ability to adapt to a variety of future conditions.

Connectivity: the vision strives to improve vehicular access and safety, enhance pedestrian activity and establish a compact core. The existing and proposed pattern of campus uses maximizes programmatic synergies and allows for more convenient connections among and between the different parts of the Salem State University campus.

Identity: the vision establishes a physical framework that places appropriate emphasis on the definition and character of the university’s boundaries, gateways and street edges, creates memorable open spaces, and improves campus wayfinding.

Community: the vision builds on the concept of a living-learning environment with recommendations for integrating academic and residential uses; provides appropriate student life amenities; and enhances partnerships with the surrounding neighborhoods and the City of Salem.

Guided by these principles, the vision considers the best use of the existing campus zones (North Campus, Central Campus, South Campus, O’Keefe Complex, Weir Properties, and Cat Cove), possible connections between these zones, and opportunity sites for future expansion.

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