Alcorn State University
Lorman, Natchez, and Vicksburg Campuses
Alcorn State University’s campus is one of great cultural and historic significance. Contained within the campus is a National Historic District and numerous MS Landmark Buildings. CCD was honored to be selected by Alcorn to update their 2010 campus master plan. The process was a collaborative one with the goal of engaging administration, faculty, students, alumni, and community partners. The discovery and exploration process included five work sessions that incorporated forums, bus tours, walking tours, and surveys. In addition, one-on-one meetings were held with many of the project stakeholders.
The result was a master plan that is authentic, sustainable, vibrant, diverse, livable, and climate smart. It will transform Alcorn into a walkable campus, and one that includes all aspects of campus life – academic, student life, recreation, housing, and open space. It pinpoints locations for buildings in 10 and 20 year increments and recommends traffic pattern changes for both cars and pedestrians, space utilization, and wayfinding.
CCD led a nationally known consultant team that included Page (planning), PUSH Studios (landscape), and Brailsford & Dunlavey (financial feasibility).