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Campus Master Plan

In Fall 2018, Carthage embarked on a 14-month process to create a Campus Master Plan, partnering with the architecture and planning firm Hanbury on the project. After more than 60 stakeholder meetings, multiple open fora with faculty and staff, and four presentations to the Carthage Board of Trustees, a framework was established for the future development and adaptive reuse of campus facilities.

The Carthage Board of Trustees approved the Campus Master Plan at its October 2019 board meeting. Download the Campus Master Plan

Members of the Project Executive Committee — President John Swallow, Abigail Hanna, William Hoare, David Timmerman, and Elizabeth Young — are deeply appreciative of all who participated in the discovery and evaluation processes of this effort.

The Project

The Campus Master Plan process was centered in the following guiding statements:

  • To build on the unique sense of place and culture of Carthage.
  • To align the future growth of the campus with the College’s strategic vision for the future.
  • To enhance the student experience, both educational and co-curricular.
  • To reinforce Carthage’s commitment to sustainability.
  • To strengthen connections with the city of Kenosha and the broader region.

The plan considers the highest and best use of resources and a long-range view of environmental impact. At the same time, it emphasizes the importance of land use and building placement, as well as the natural environment, the structure of connected outdoor spaces, and integrated systems such as the circulation network and utility infrastructure.

Partnership with Hanbury

Established in 1979, Hanbury is an architecture and planning firm focused on higher education, cultural arts, and preservation. The firm’s past master planning projects include Eastern Kentucky University, Washington State University, College of Charleston, International School of Amsterdam, and University of Kansas. Hanbury has offices in Norfolk and Blacksburg, Virginia; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Clemson, South Carolina.
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