From Main Street, UB’s South Campus presents a postcard view of the quintessential American university campus with historical buildings in a pristine landscape.
From other viewpoints, however, the campus presents a different image of a campus with awkward building additions, 40 year old “temporary” sheds, a worn and patchwork landscape, and a confusing array of service routes and roadways. Since the early stages of North Campus development, when attention and resources were diverted away from South Campus, it has suffered from a lack of purpose and vision. The goal of the Facilities Master Plan for South Campus is to restore both its physical beauty and its intellectual and social vitality. It will have a new purpose, focused on the interdisciplinary potential of four professions with an orientation to civic engagement and the urban setting.