Building UB: Our Physical Plan

Heart of the Campus

Presentation by Robert Shibley

Renovations of Capen and Lockwood have integrated teaching, technology, libraries, student services and dining to create new “learning landscapes."

UB’s campus master plan is based, in part, on the “learning landscape” concept that assumes students learn everywhere on campus, not just in lecture halls and laboratories. The plan aims to create a “Heart of the Campus” in which classrooms, study spaces, computer labs, library facilities, dining services and dormitories are designed as a continuous environment in support of the discovery process. The first phases of the project focused on several floors of Capen, Norton, and Talbert Halls to consolidate student services and integrate these with  state-of-the-art library facilities, as well as University Admissions, the Honors College and the Academies. Additional phases are providing new student housing, new concepts for Lockwood Library and new space for academic departments and classrooms.