Drury Master Plan Due Diligence and Discovery

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir people’s blood, and probably, themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Remember that our sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters, are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty.” 

Daniel Hudson Burnham
(1864–1912)

Key Recognitions

  • Drury unravels at it's edges
  • Drury is not landlocked
  • Drury is three campuses. Not one.
  • Drury's immediate adjacencies and connectivity to its context is essential
  • Drury has important neighbors who should be partners
  • Drury's existing architecture is traditional buildings
  • Drury needs standards

Key Recognition #1: Drury Unravels at it's Edges

There is too much asphalt.
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Key Recognition #2: Drury is NOT Landlocked 

Drury has plenty of capacity to expand within it’s existing boundaries. 600,000 GSF potential net growth on current Drury land holdings.
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Key Recognition #3: Drury is Three Campuses. Not One.


Key Recognition #4: Drury's Immediate Adjacencies and Connectivity to its Context is Essential

There are several sites adjacent to the core area of campus that the University should focus on in the near or long term.
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Key Recognition #5: Drury has Important Neighbors Who Should Be Partners

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Key Recognition #6: Drury's Existing Architecture is Traditional Buildings

Drury’s existing architectural fabric is largely one of traditional buildings rendered in red brick and white stone.


Key Recognition #7: Drury Needs Standards

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Drury has no standard, or consistent treatment for landscape, hardscape, commemorative structures or street furniture.