illustrative plan
lighting plan
US Army training at Fort Ord
new signage
View of proposed historic district

California State University, Monterey Bay
Master Plan and Design

Landscape Architecture
Environmental Signage
1,350 acres
Student FTE
Existing - 0
Planned on campus- 8,500
w/ distance learning) - 25,000
“Declaring War on the Ivory Tower,” California State University Monterey Bay Master Plan; Frank Edgerton Martin Landscape Architecture Magazine, July 2001
A New Model
for the American Campus”, American Society of Landscape Architects National Conference, 1999
“Constructing Higher Education’s Bridge to the 21st Century, California State University, Monterey Bay’s Agenda for Change,” Society of College and University Planners National Conference, 1998
“The Evolving Role of Sustainability on the New Campus of California State University, Monterey Bay,” Greening of the Campus Conference,
Ball State University, 1997
“CSUMB Current Development and Master Plan,” SCUP Pacific Regional Conference, 1997
“The Future of Education,” Monterey Design Conference (California AIA Conference), 1997
Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects, 2000
"With the spotlight of the nation upon us as a ‘National Model of Base Closure Reuse,’ CSUMB is fortunate to have engaged Sasaki Associates as our master planning consultant. The planning process Sasaki shaped, and the master planning documents they produced, are sensitive to our heritage, and appropriate to guide and support our growth and development."
Peter P. Smith
Former President, CSUMB

Top: Lighting guidelines for the core campus

Top: Master plan illustrative

Bottom: Reuse of military facilities for the new campus

Top: President Clinton dedicating the new campus in 1995

The master plan promotes physical and programmatic ties to the surrounding community for this open campus that occupies a portion of the former Fort Ord military base. The visionary plan addresses campus capacity, flexibility, environmental sustainability, and economic vitality.

The plan provides community centers, retail areas, and bike and pedestrian paths for the existing suburban East Campus; maintains the open land of the Central Campus; and concentrates development in the West Campus to heal areas most affected by military development. A series of streets and “spines” in the West Campus creastes connections with the surrounding cities of Seaside and Marina while maintaining the street grid of the military installation.

CSUMB’s open campus encourages sustainable ecological development by using the “spines” to minimize run-off, using xeriscape and indigenous plantings that reflect the region’s character, reusing existing buildings and infrastructure, and siting new development to optimize solar orientation and minimize wind impact. The plan incorporates public and private sector activities, such as retail space, community and educational employment centers, to promote economic vitality and to ensure critical densities of activity at each stage of campus growth.

Location:Marina and Seaside, California
Responsibilities: Principal-in-charge; Sasaki Associates

Bottom: Soldiers training
at Fort Ord

Bottom: Signage guidelines

President Clinton