Dr Holm, while at DEGW, conducted a significant review of the 2020 Masterplan for the University of Technology. A review of UTS’s Master Plan was necessary due to significant increases in student population and as well as changes to the teaching and learning practices at UTS. John led the education space planning exercise that rethought the space requirements for UTS in order to reflect these changes.
John was subsequently engaged to lead the Senior Executive Stakeholder Engagement that saw the Master Plan signed off by the Senior Executive team.
The key aims of the Master Plan, aligned with the spatial requirements for UTS, are to:
- Deliver a revitalised campus that matches their position as a leading university of technology
- Create a global city campus with an identifiable heart
- Create a “sticky” campus: a place where students want to study, learn and socialise
- Embrace new teaching and learning paradigms, including the library of the future
- Create a vital campus with a clear pedestrian network and connections to adjacent transport, commercial and cultural hubs
- Commit to holistic sustainability goals
- Consolidate faculty locations and student services hubs
- Accommodate future student and staff growth