Carnegie Mellon University

CMU Institutional Master Plan

The university's Institutional Master Plan (IMP) outlines our long-term vision for the evolution of our facilities and physical spaces. We update our plan every 10 years, and each update involves several years of dialogue and input from our internal and external stakeholders to ensure we are best meeting the needs of our community. Our planning incorporates industry best practices and sustainability considerations, as well as the Simonds Principles, which CMU adopted in 2013 to help guide new campus construction and major renovations.

The planning process for our current IMP began in February 2020 and concluded with the plan's adoption by Pittsburgh City Council on Nov. 23, 2022. From the start, the intention of this IMP has been to build upon the strengths of the previous 2012 Campus Plan while developing solutions based on principles of design, experience, mobility, context and opportunity. The planning process, which took place largely in 2020 and 2021, had three phases: Concept & Principles Introduction, Draft Concepts Development, and Finalization & Document Presentation. 

View the approved full document, its appendices and the related traffic impact study below:

2022 IMP

2022 IMP Appendices

2022 IMP Transportation Impact Study

If you’d like to review a hard copy of the 2022 IMP, please contact us.