September 29, 1999
Mr. Gerald O. Whittington
Vice President Business & Finance
Campus Box 2285
Elon College NC 27244-2020
Re: Campus Master Plan
Minutes of Week One On-campus Sessions
Steve Braye Ann Simpkins Jeff Clark Pam Kiser Tom Green George Sleek
Chris Fulkerson Alan White Mark Albertson Dean Bruno David Blackman
John Burbridge Carol Pace
John Gardner Elizabeth Pollard
Leo Lambert Gerry Francis Gerald Whittington, Chair
Spillman Farmer Architects (SFA) will be on campus the following days:
October 5, 6, 7 - on-campus study
October 12, 13 - meet with trustees
October 19, 20, 21 - on-campus study
November 16, 17, 18 - on-campus study
E-mail address at Spillman Farmer Architects:
Jan. 2000 - 3740 undergraduates, 260 graduate students or 4,000 students
Jan. 2010 - 4000 undergraduates, 500 graduate students or 4,500 students
Attendance: Francis, Whittington, Jackson, Spillman, Harrigan
East and west of Danieley Center
East of south campus greenhouse
Rental units for graduate students. Use of in-town properties
Attendance: Fulkerson, Francis, Whittington. Spillman, Harrigan
Approximate space requirements for all of above: 10,000 SF±.
Alternate locations: Winn-Dixie building, new building, or on the main campus
Attendance: White, Whittington, Francis, Spillman (later the architects from Ellerbe Beckett: Bredar, Radtke
Attendance: Lambert, Francis, Whittington, Spillman
Security is overcrowded in Jordan Commons. Eight people use one desk and twenty-four people share one toilet. The campus has eight police officers with 2-3 working at one time. Ideal arrangement would include processing room, evidence room, office space, reception, work room, etc. Functions include tram service, traffic, security, police and campus safety. Potential locations include Winn-Dixie and North Hall.
Subjects for discussion include the use of Firehouse Fields, graduate student housing, town need for a recreation park of 30 - 50 acres, space for a town maintenance building, new post office, and commercial development of the Williamson Avenue area. SFA developed a concept sketch for a pedestrian mall and town focal point. Of primary interest is developing the new campus / town entrance from the by-pass connection to Williamson Avenue.
It would be ideal to relocate accounting, purchasing and human relations together (or in close proximity) on-campus. A potential location is the first floor of Carolina in which case another residence hall would be required at Danieley Center.
SFA will study alternate uses which include campus inn, graduate school, technology center, security, physical plant and landscaping, or as a "holding area" for programs displaced during renovation / construction projects. SFA will also prepare a facade study and a site plan for this area.
The principle is to acquire strategically located land. Identified strategic parcels are:
Property east side of North O’Kelley Drive
Property west side of North O’Kelley Drive
Elementary school property on Haggard Avenue
Miscellaneous house properties within campus boundary
The railroad will become a fenced-in, high-speed line with fewer road crossings to the immediate south of the campus boundary. It will be a physical barrier to campus expansion in this direction.
SFA intends to develop a campus property / boundary map including the by-pass.