Guiding Principles of the Master Plan for Drury University

  • Establish an ordered, memorable, yet flexible framework plan for the University which will guide all future planning and development.
  • Articulate each major intersection as a “node” with hardscape, landscape, wayfinding and architecture.
  • Define Drury’s edge conditions and create psychological thresholds.
  • Transform Drury Lane into the Iconic Heart of campus
  • Make great streets
  • Establish a hierarchy of open spaces ranging from the iconic to the intimate.
  • Create two new enervating precincts that anchor the north and south ends of campus: a residential precinct to the north and a design and innovation precinct to the south, connected by Drury Lane.
  • Consolidate athletics & school spirit on the main campus and its immediate periphery.
  • Re-imagining Central Street as a linear park that tells the history of Drury University and Springfield, Missouri as significant actors in the realization of the American idea.
  • Imbue Drury University with distinctive character through architectural interventions including a hierarchy of gateways, bridges and towers.

Establish an ordered, memorable, yet flexible framework plan for the University which will guide all future planning and development.

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Articulate each major intersection as a “node” with hardscape, landscape, wayfinding and architecture.

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Define the Edge Conditions

Benton Ave
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The Northwest Quadrant
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Housing Frontage
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The East Quadrant
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The South Quadrant
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Transform Drury Lane into the Iconic Heart of Campus

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Make Great Streets

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Establish a hierarchy of open spaces ranging from the iconic to the intimate



Create two new enervating precincts that anchor the north and south ends of campus: a residential precinct to the north and a design and innovation precinct to the south, connected by Drury Lane.


Consolidate athletics and school spirit on the main campus and its immediate periphery.


Re-imagining Central Street as a linear park that tells the history of Drury University and Springfield, Missouri as significant actors in the realization of the American idea.



Imbue Drury University with distinctive character through architectural interventions including a hierarchy of gateways, bridges and towers.