University of Memphis


Client: University of Memphis

Location: Memphis, Tennessee

Status: Implemented


  • Master plan for University of Memphis
  • Thomas Walsh served as principal-in-charge for this plan


While with another firm, Thomas Walsh served as principal-in-charge for a new master plan for the University of Memphis which was an update of a previously completed master plan. The plan was developed to anticipate a 10% FTE increase in the student population over the next 5 years. The current main campus would have reached its maximum student capacity should it experience a 10% growth rate. The planning team proposed increased densities for existing and proposed facilities as well as additional parking garages so that the anticipated growth could be accommodated even beyond the five-year horizon. The updated master plan also focused on creating a pedestrian campus and connecting the campus back into the neighborhood.