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SFU Campus Development Plan


The original SFU Development Plan proposed by Erickson Massey Architects (EM) for Simon Fraser University was adopted in July of 1963. That Development Plan provided the preliminary planning principles to guide development on the campus through to the 1980's. In 1990, the firm of Arthur Erickson Architects (AEA) was engaged to review and extend the original plan to provide a framework for extending the vision of the original competition winning scheme. The 1990 update built upon the fundamental planning principles established in the 1963 plan, and continues to inform and guide current and future development on the campus. Over the past 45 years, the campus has grown dramatically and is now approaching a point

Purpose of the 2010 Burnaby Mountain Development Plan

The primary intentions of this study are:

  • To summarize the fundamental planning and design principles that have guided development to date and to provide an update to key campus organizing principles.
  • To identify remaining potential development sites lying within the boundaries of the central SFU Burnaby Campus.
  • On a site by site basis, to identify and summarize planning and design principles specific to each future development site area in addition to the core campus planning principles.
  • To illustrate potential form of development scenarios for the future development sites, with a view towards estimating the development capacity for academic and other University related uses.

This Campus Development Plan has been prepared by Endall Elliot Associates together with the Office of the University Architect in 2010. It is a conceptual level, forward looking document, that provides Form of Development Guidelines for the Burnaby Mountain Campus.