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UB 2020

University at Buffalo's strategic vision

A great university must have great places.

The University at Buffalo’s campus master plan is the physical manifestation of our UB 2020 strategic plan for UB’s emergence as a premier 21st century public research university. The plan will guide development of facilities to support the growth of research in our strategic strengths and to improve the student experience in classrooms, labs, libraries, dining halls, dormitories and recreational facilities. Best of all, it will make UB’s campuses places that people can truly love. The Physical Plan is actively updated implemented by the Capital Planning Group, within University Facilities.

Black and white photo of commencement at UB

The advance of the University at Buffalo has always been propelled by a striving for something seemingly beyond its reach.

View from UB Gateway (M. Wile) to Downtown Buffalo
The UB campuses of the future will be bigger, better places and organize academic programs more strategically than today.
South Campus Quad
UB will be one university on three campuses: better places, better connected and better equipped to support the work of discovery.
Aerial view of the spine on North Campus.
North Campus will be warmer, livelier, more sociable and better connected with its neighborhoods and the community than ever before.
Aerial view of South Campus looking north
The plan restores the classic collegiate beauty of South Campus and gives it a new role as a center of professional education.
Aerial view of the BNMC looking north towards the COE.
A new Downtown Campus will be a center for teaching, research and clinical care in Buffalo’s emerging biosciences economy.
Architecture students constructing a model
The plan provides the vision, the tools and the information to put it into action— flexibly—in good times and bad.