+VG Architects authored the University’s Campus Master Plan, which outlines a vision of the open space and landscape for the next 50 years.

The vision, objectives and key elements for the Master Plan were based on an extensive consultative process utilizing The World Café™ as a tool. +VG led strategic visioning sessions with many community stakeholders including the University’s Board of Governors; Senior Administration and
Directors; Students, Faculty and Staff; and City Planning Officials. An Open House information session was also held for the general campus and neighbouring community. Like Western, campus development at the University of Windsor is based on a vision defined through a collaborative process. At Western University, the campus consultations provided direction toward a campus that:

  • Is an international place of welcome and events
  • Emphasizes its role, identified a new entrance point and gateways to the campus, created new high-quality open space hubs – activity zones that connect to existing and new pathways
  • Relocates parking lots to the perimeter of the campus allowing for more green space hubs
  • Provides greater access and removes barriers

The Design Guidelines for future decision-making celebrate the historic landscape of the campus, enhance campus spaces and improve the University’s connection with the City and neighbouring community.

+VG Architects is Prime Consultant throughout the project, responsible for implementing the campus consultations, draft visioning documentation, developing Design Guidelines and Schematic Design. +VG has provided Community Consultations, Vision and Concept Plan, Campus Design Guidelines, Campus Open Space Design and Landscaping.


Windsor, Ontario


2014 (Study & Concept Design)


Master Plan & Phased Implementation