West Texas A&M University Master Plan

Canyon, Texas
Retrofitting a University Campus for Walkability

With some incredible historic assets in the campus core and several large projects set to expand the campus, our master plan for West Texas A&M University brings these elements together through strategic placemaking and highlights the unique identity of the university and the Texas Panhandle.

Our team and the West Texas A&M leadership focused on stitching together key areas of the core campus with beautifully designed open spaces and pedestrian plazas. Our vision creates a new campus seam between the historic core to the south and a quickly expanding sports and agricultural sciences complex to the north. The final project includes a long-range campus capacity plan, a best-in-class sustainability vision plan, and a prioritized 10-year plan for building, landscape, and infrastructure improvements.

Transforming a campus street into a pedestrian mall that will serve as a vibrant hub of student life and event space.
A Generational Plan

Our master plan had the unique opportunity to dovetail with the West Texas A&M generational strategic plan known as WT 125, through which the university was re-imagining itself on its 125th anniversary. Seeking to double down on serving the students of the panhandle and advancing as a regional research university in a rural part of the country, our vision enhances its unique strengths and regional identity.

“West Texas was looking for a partner that would engage our constituents to think about the near term of three to five years, but also venture outside the normal ten year cycle to nearly twenty years. The Perkins&Will team did just that while working with many stakeholders and gaining the insight, love, and knowledge of WT.”

Randy Rikel, Vice-President for Business and Finance, West Texas A&M University

We continued creating pedestrian friendly spaces through Buffalo Alley.

Project Team

Stephen Coulston