Facilities Master Plan

The Facilities Planning and Investment Council (FPIC) has completed its thoughtful planning for the future of Madison College’s facilities.

A new 10-year master plan has been developed to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and the community. The plan will ensure our facilities are safe, accessible and sustainable spaces.

Facilities Master Plan Goals

  • Guide recommendations for facilities
  • Enhance the learning environment
  • Align with and be informed by Academic, Student Services, and Equity and Inclusion Plans
  • Promote long term vision
  • Align with Madison College’s mission, vision and values

Executive Summary

The Executive Summary provides a broad overview of the outcomes and recommendations of the entire plan.

Project Information

  • TImeline

    General Meetings: June 2017-January 2018

    • Internal team
    • City of Madison comprehensive plan
    • President’s cabinet
    • Deans
    • Convocation August 2017 and January 2018

    Existing Facilities Analysis: July-September 2017

    • Tour all campus buildings
    • Create existing facilities analysis/report
    • Verify existing space program square footages

    Programming and Space Analysis: July-October 2017

    • Meet with vice presidents and deans
    • Establish existing program square footages
    • Review homework assignments for current spaces
    • Discussion of future for each department
    • Discussion of new programs
    • Second meeting with vice presidents and deans
    • Explore impact of technology
    • Explore future academic plans
    • Third meeting with vice presidents and deans if needed
    • Develop programming and space needs report
    • Present findings to President’s cabinet

    Options Development: November 2017-January 2018

    • Brainstorming session with President’s cabinet and stakeholders to develop four written solutions to 10-year space needs
    • High level cost estimating for each option
    • Hold larger group forum to focus in on one solution
    • Present to President’s cabinet

    Concept Development: January 2018-March 2018

    • Start graphic development of selected option
    • Develop site plans for 16 acres to the north of Truax
    • Preliminary solution review meeting with core group
    • Develop cost estimates
    • Develop implementation schedule
    • Development of renderings
    • Presentation to core group
    • Graphic refinement
    • Present to President’s cabinet

    Reporting: April 2018

    • Develop final report and executive summary
    • Presentation of final plan to the college board
    • Approval by college board

    Refinement: April 2018-September 2018

    • Synthesize project ideas/goals
    • Align priorities
    • Review by college leadership

    Reporting: October 2018-December 2018

    • Present final report and executive summary to college stakeholders
    • Presentation of final plan to the college board
    • Acceptance by college board
  • Who's Involved

    The Facilities Planning and Investment Council is comprised of administrators, students, faculty and staff. The facilities master plan is in coordination with Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLC.

    Madison College Gateway building

    Madison College Gateway designed by Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLC.


    • Steven Ansorge
    • CJ Chiefe
    • Anna Craig
    • Cat Larsen
    • Kari Nelson
    • Katrina Willis
    • Andrew Zyhowski


    • Tara Basu
    • Laurie Benda
    • Penny Johnson – Co-chair
    • Jessica Klehr
    • Eric Moe
    • Biren Patel
    • Sandy Thistle


    • Ann Camillo - Facilitator Kevin Mirus
    • Brian Short
    • Mike Stark – Co-chair
    • Cody White


    • Nina Catterall
    • Colleen Moore
    • Kathy Waters
    • Susan Weber
    • Teresa Werhane
    • Cynthia Treige-Onofrey
  • Progress On The Plan

    The Facilities Planning and Investment Council, along with Dr. Daniels, District Board members, college leadership, deans, faculty and students have successfully completed the 2018 Facilities Master Plan (FMP) for Madison College. The plan will meet the needs of students, faculty and communities in the district for the next 10 years.

    Over the 2016-2018 academic year, with the assistance of Plunkett Raysich Architects, the team assessed current facilities throughout the district to recommend future changes. This information, along with surveys, interview, focus groups, and meetings will provide input to the project ideas for the next FMP. The plan will focus on how the college uses existing facilities and what happens inside the walls of the college.

    Interviews with the Board of Trustees, college leaders and a survey of faculty identified more than 500 possible projects. The FMP team then filtered this list through the following guidelines:

    • Prioritizes student needs
    • Design for the future
    • All spaces are inclusive and equitable
    • All facilities and program spaces are equally supported
    • Sustainable environmental stewardship and leadership
    • Supports curricular priorities
    • Supports Student Services priorities

    Using rankings established by the consultants and filters such as the number of students impacted and timing of the proposed project, these major themes emerged:

    • Flexibility – There is a need for spaces that can accommodate many needs.
    • Existing spaces – Issues brought forward do not indicate a need for new facilities. They are about using existing spaces to meet current and future needs.
    • Collaboration – Today’s industries work collaboratively across disciplines. This is illustrated in the Makerspace and Entrepreneurship Center.
    • Technology and innovation – We are training students for careers that don’t even exist yet. We need spaces that will allow us to quickly adapt to industry needs.
    • Strategic planning – Upgrades of facilities to meet student needs happen every year. The FMP addresses needs in a long-range, strategic manner and avoids reactionary short-term solutions.

    The final plan has been accepted by the Madison College District Board of Trustees. More about the plan can be found on our YouTube page.

Contact Us

Contact us at FPICouncil@madisoncollege.edu for questions about the development of the Facilities Master Plan.