IUP Initiates Housing Master Plan

Posted on 4/6/2012 3:17:59 PM

The Student Affairs Division has commissioned Perkins Eastman Architecture and Design Firm, Pittsburgh, Pa., to conduct a housing master plan and market study.

The data will identify the degree to which existing on-campus housing facilities meet the current needs of undergraduate, graduate, and nontraditional IUP students. The master plan will provide recommendations for addressing current and future needs.

The first phase of the study, launched in Spring 2012, entails the collection and analysis of information from multiple data sources in order to provide a comprehensive housing market analysis. Data will be collected and analyzed pertaining to IUP enrollment projections and current on-campus and off-campus housing facilities and their existing capacities, as well as perceptions of students and other stakeholders of how well current housing facilities are aligned with present and projected demand.

Perkins Eastman has contracted with Ira Fink and Associates, Berkley, Calif., to independently design and administer a student housing and demographic survey which will be distributed to all undergraduate and graduate students on the Indiana campus beginning on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Fink and Associates also will be visiting IUP later in April to facilitate a series of focus group interviews with members of the university community (students, faculty, and staff).

Additional information pertaining to the housing market study can be obtained by contacting Student Affairs lead facilitator Michael Lemasters, executive director of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining and associate dean of Campus Living and Learning, at Michael.Lemasters@iup.edu.