Close up plan of design guideliens
Bird's eye view of proposed conditions
Detailed discussion during work session
WSork session

Truckee Meadows Community College
Facilities Master Plan


Top: Illustrative of the Dandini campus showing DRI and TMCC

Bottom: Work session

Top: Guidelines for buildings and related pedestrian flows

The plan establishes a physical framework to support the Truckee Meadows Community College educational mission as it addresses a growing student population in the Reno, Nevada region. Taking into account TMCC’s satellite locations, the master plan accommodates growth at the Dandini Campus with the expansion of facilities from 398,000 to 1,084,000 gross square feet, along with parking.

The master plan proposes a series of buildings interspersed with large and small spaces open to vistas beyond and incorporates protected courtyards within the structures. Building courtyards link interior circulation corridors to allow ease of access around campus and protection from undesirable weather.

In addition, the master plan clarifies a cooperative development of several facilities to be shared with the neighboring Desert Research Institute (DRI). The plan sets forth guidelines based on principles of compact design to encourage human interaction and efficient and sustainable use of resources.

Location: Reno, Nevada
Responsibilities: Principal-in-charge; Sasaki Associates

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Bottom: Birds-eye view of planned campus improvements

Bottom: Work session

Illustrative of the master plan

76 acres
Student Headcount
Existing - 10,044
Planned - 16,000
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“Working with Sasaki Associates was a collaborative process that made our work on campus easy. They did a marvelous job of adding their expertise to the desires of the campus community to create a plan to define the future facilities of the college.”
Philip M. Ringle, Ph.D.
Truckee Meadows
Community College