Redefining the Classroom

Campus Master Plan

Overview of Campus Master Plan

In 2015, Lake Superior State University 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 began working with LSSU Community in August of 2015 to develop the plan. 

The planning process included numerous stakeholder meetings and was designed to inclusive and collaborative in nature. The LSSU Master Plan was paid for with a generous donor contribution with the intent of helping map a future vision for LSSU's facilities.

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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
  • Barbara Evans, Chair of the Shared Governance Infrastructure 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


April 2016

  • Submit for approval, LSSU Board of Trustees public session (4/29/2016, 8:30AM)
  • Present to LSSU Board of Trustees (4/28/2016)

January 2016

  • Preliminary final draft presented to LSSU Board of Trustees for discussion (1/28/2016)

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

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