Temple University 20/20 Master Plan*

Philadelphia

Temple 20/20 envisions a ten year, multi-phased master plan for transforming Temple into a community-engaged, pedestrian-oriented academic and cultural destination in Philadelphia. The master plan balances University goals of academic and residential growth with the urban and contextual issues of the campus and the surrounding neighborhoods. The center of campus is transformed to create a full-block open landscaped quad. New buildings were proposed at key development sites to strengthen existing academic and residential clusters. New mixed-use, residential towers identify gateways to campus and a new signature campus library populates Broad Street with student activity. The proposed building and landscape improvements increase academic space by 18% and open space by 125% respectively. Residential facilities are increased by 50%. Danielle served as lead planner for the project. Two important initiatives came directly from the Master Plan: the recommendation to hire a Campus Architect, and the development of Morgan Hall, the newest residential building based directly on the plan's urban design guidelines.

*Work performed at MGA Partners