A master planGAMBIER, Ohio (September 12, 2003) Architect Graham Gund will give two public presentations at Kenyon College in September when he comes to campus to assist in the development of the College's master plan. Gund, a 1963 graduate of Kenyon who has been commissioned to prepare the plan, will lead a discussion on Tuesday, September 16, at 11:10 a.m. in Storer Hall's Brandi Recital Hall and will give a slide lecture on his architectural work that evening at 7:30 p.m. in Higley Auditorium.
While on campus, Gund will meet with groups of students, faculty members, and others to discuss ideas, concepts, and needs related to the planning principles guiding the project. He will also meet with members of the Gambier Village Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission, as well as with village merchants and representatives of the College Township Fire Department.
President S. Georgia Nugent announced the master-plan project last spring. The proposal was approved by the College's Board of Trustees at their meeting in April.
The master-plan principles include promoting a walking campus, preserving green space, keeping the center of the village a vital component of College life, and sustaining and strengthening the integrity of the Gambier community. The plan will also strive to place all academic facilities in the academic core of the campus, south of Wiggin Street.