April 5, 2006 - Cornell University today announced the selection of a consulting team led by Urban Strategies Inc. of Toronto to develop a comprehensive master plan (CMP) for the physical development of the Ithaca campus.
Urban Strategies was selected to prepare the CMP following a North America-wide search for a team with the capability and experience to deal with the complexity of the Cornell campus and its setting.Ê The Urban Strategies team gained an edge over its competition with its focus on process and the fresh approach and creative ideas it has brought to similar projects. The firm has won numerous awards for its projects in the United States, Canada, England and the Caribbean and has prepared master plans for the University of Minnesota, the University of Toronto and the University of Ottawa.
Other members of the consultant team include Polshek Partnership, a highly regarded architectural firm based in New York City, which has completed projects for Yale, Harvard and the University of Michigan. Vollmer Associates, New England Engineering and GIE Niagara Engineering will address the transportation and utilities components of the plan.
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