OverviewThe Institutional Master Plan (IMP) planning process began in February 2010 with the intent of adoption by City Council in 2012. From the start, the intention of the Plan was to build upon the strengths of the previous 2002 Campus Plan while directing campus growth onto new properties to support the university's growth needs. The planning process, which took place largely in 2010 and 2011, had three phases: Analysis, Problem Solving and Proposals.
The Institutional Master Plan was approved by Pittsburgh City Council on April 25, 2012.
Since the approval of the Master Plan by City Council in 2012, Carnegie Mellon has developed several new academic facilities, acquired additional property and refined plans for the Tepper Quad and other areas of the Pittsburgh campus. Those changes are reflected in the Amended Master Plan, which was approved by City Council on 22 December 2015.