A master plan is an effort to understand current and future needs, not just in terms of buildings, but also in terms of traffic and parking, the environment, green spaces, water sheds, utilities, etc. The thrust of a campus master plan is not to identify individual or departmental space needs. It’s a more broad-based look at the campus. One of the most important things a good plan does is look at the “synergies” between buildings as well as providing for a landscape scheme that knits the buildings together. A good example of that is our “science quad” where the three science buildings are located close together.