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Campus Master Plan

Overview of Campus Master Plan

A campus master plan is a physical manifestation of a university’s strategic plan.  It is a road map for the future of a campus and becomes a crucial tool in confirming that planning for facilities and infrastructure are in alignment with long-term goals.  Without a plan, each decision made about a campus’ facilities, from new buildings and renovations to infrastructure improvements, is made in isolation.

Lake Superior State University has contracted with TowerPinkster, an architect/engineering firm, for a 20-year Campus Master Plan.  The firm was selected through a competitive RFP process upon the recommendation of our Shared Governance Infrastructure Committee.  TowerPinkster will begin the approximately six month process of helping us to develop our Master Plan in the late summer or fall 2015.

Steering Committee

  • Tom Pleger, President
  • Morrie Walworth, Interim Vice President for Finance
  • Matt Jurvelin, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Life
  • Philip Espinosa, Associate Vice President for Human Resources
  • Steve Gregory, Director of Facilities
  • Kris Dunbar, Director of Athletics
  • Tom Coates, Executive Director of the LSSU Foundation
  • David Drzewiecki, Chair of the Shared Governance Oversight Committee
  • Jaimee Gerrie, Chair of the Faculty Association
  • Jay Gage, Assistant to the President and City of Sault Ste. Marie Commissioner
  • Richard (RJ) Homan, President of Student Government


November 2015

September 2015

August 2015

About the Architects and Planners

TowerPinkster is a high quality award winning firm out of Grand Rapids, Michigan with significant experience with master planning for many industries including institutions of higher education.  You can learn more about this firm at

TowerPinkster has partnered with Corbin Design. Corbin Designs are experts in wayfinding systems, very important in master planning.  You can research this firm’s capabilities at

Capital Outlay Master Plans