Princeton University, founded in 1746 as The College of New Jersey, is widely known for having one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States. Mills + Schnoering Architects (M+Sa) is working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, led by Urban Strategies, Inc., on the preparation of a comprehensive facilities master plan that will guide Princeton University’s growth through 2026. The master plan will fully explore the capacity and potential evolution of the Main Campus in addition to the role that the lands on the periphery of the campus will play, and it will align with a number of concurrent University strategic initiatives.
As heritage building specialists for the team, M+Sa is surveying and documenting campus buildings as well as more broad cultural landscapes and campus precincts in order to assess their level of integrity and significance. In addition, M+Sa is identifying historic resources that may be under-represented or under-appreciated; preparing a compendium of preservation issues that incorporates the legal framework for reviews and approvals; and working with the team to examine the implications of various planning options.