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University of Montana Student Life Master Plan

Master Planning

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Missoula, MT

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A Day in the Life of a Student

  • The University of Montana contracted with SMA and our partners at NAC Architecture to develop a Campus Master Plan focused on the student experience and interaction with the campus. The study focused on residential life, student dining and student recreational facilities and opportunities. 

  • Conducted during the COVID pandemic, the design team utilized interactive, digital meeting formats and surveying tools to gather critical information.

One-of-a-Kind Campus

  • The UM campus is located at the intersection of the Clark Fork River, Mount Sentinel and the city center at the northeast corner of Missoula. This unique campus setting offers a number of recreational, civic and entertainment opportunities to the UM student community.

  • The Master Plan focused on enhancing the traditional districts within the campus while allowing for future growth and development of student services and opportunities.


Let's Make it Happen!

  • The completion of the Student Life Master Plan led to the development and design of several immediate projects on campus including a New Dining Facility, the renovation of Knowles Hall and campus-wide signage and wayfinding improvements

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