Physical Master Plan Book


NC State's physical master plan, A Campus of Neighborhoods and Paths represents our commitment to participatory campus planning. It was crafted by numerous members of the university community and friends of NC State.

The plan recognizes the impact that a beautiful, well-planned, academic setting has on the learning process and on the well-being of those who work, study, and visit at NC State.


2012 Workshop Summary and supporting documents


Current physical Master Plan (2007)



other physical Master Planning documents

Centennial Biomedical Campus Development and Design Guidelines (2010)
Centennial Campus Precinct Development and Design Guidelines (2008)


2012 Physical Master Plan Photograph Request


Submit your Photos on CD/DVD and release form to:
David Josephus
Campus Photographs
Office of the University Architect
Campus Box 7519
Raleigh, NC 27695-7519

Or, send to  via “Velocity” the University file transfer site:

Photographs will be selected for how well they illustrate a master planning theme from the university's physical master planning book, A Campus of Neighborhoods and Paths. (put link to MP here?) These photos will provide a valuable record though time of our campus and will serve as a resource for other publications from the Office of the University Architect.

Enter as many photographs as you’d like. The more quality photographs that are submitted the better chance of having one selected for publication.

Here are a few helpful tips:

  • Enter the highest resolution photograph that your camera is able to take.
  • Take photos in all seasons with people to help provide context.
  • Do not resize, crop, or make color and exposure corrections to your photos as these adjustments will be made for you.
  • If your camera is able to take raw files please submit them in addition to the jpegs.
  • Take the best picture you can, however, the content is most important; concentrate on capturing the right moment or view rather than creating the perfect picture.

Please name your files in the following format:

First name of building or place_date (YYYYMM)_name of author_photo number.jpeg (include first and middle initial).

Please do not include words such as Hall, Labs, Library or the complete name or place, and please do not abbreviate the name or location.

Example: Poulton Innovation Center taken on July 23, 2013 by David A Josephus, photo number one.  The file name would be: “Poulton_201307_dajosephus_01.jpeg

Example: The Trellis at Governors Scott Courtyard taken on May 24, 2013 by David A Josephus. The file name would be: “ScottCourtyard_201305_dajosephus_01.jpeg.”

The full last name of authors is needed to give you full credit in the publication.
All submitted photographs will be considered for the Physical Master Plan Book Update and all future publications by the Office of the University Architect.

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