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2046 - A new campus master plan provides a vision for future development of the Newberg campus

Hess Creek Canyon
Hess Creek Canyon
(short-term goal)
The addition of the hospital property shifts the center of campus to the canyon, which features walking paths, forest, and a stream. Footbridges will connect the two sides of campus, and facilities will be placed on the canyon edge to benefit from the wooded views. Long-term efforts continue to create a botanical showcase in the 15-acre canyon.
Student housing
Student housing
(long-term goal)
Student housing
Student housing
(long-term goal)
Parking garage
Parking garage
(long-term goal)
Academic quad
Academic quad
(long-term goal)
An academic quadrangle housing graduate and professional programs will create a secondary entryway into the campus.
Library
Library
(short-term goal)
Connected to the student union building by a footbridge, the library will be centrally located for undergraduate students from the west campus and graduate students from the east campus.
Student housing
Student housing
(long-term goal)
Student housing
Student housing
(long-term goal)
Field house
Field house
(long-term goal)
An indoor athletics facility will provide varsity teams, students, and the community with space for field sports, basketball, tennis, and track.
Teaching space
Teaching space
(short-term goal)
Following the construction of a new library, Murdock Learning Resource Center will be converted to classrooms, labs, and studios.
Student union building
Student union building
(short-term goal)
With the existing Student Union Building and dining hall already at capacity, a new facility is a high priority.
Teaching space
Teaching space
(long-term goal)
The undergraduate academic quad will be expanded though removal and renovation of existing buildings as well as new construction.

George Fox University is poised for continued growth. To prepare, the university hired award-winning architecture firm Zimmer Gumsul Frasca to create a Newberg campus master plan that provides a framework to guide future improvements. No timeline has been determined, although the plan suggests a sequence of projects.

Short-term goals

  • Emphasize Hess Creek Canyon as a central feature of the campus
  • Build new student union and library on canyon walls, creating central pillars for campus
  • Convert existing library to teaching space
  • Construct a new outdoor athletics complex near campus

Long-term goals

  • Locate student housing on canyon to benefit from wooded views
  • Add field house to Wheeler Sports Center
  • Shift graduate and professional programs to the east side of campus by replacing the hospital with a second academic quad
  • Preserve greenspace by constructing future academic buildings at least three stories high
  • Encourage pedestrian traffic through use of view corridors, walking paths, and fewer, but larger parking areas

Beyond the Newberg campus

The university also is addressing future needs at its teaching satellite sites. In Idaho, the Boise Center nearly doubled its space in 2005 by moving to a new site west of downtown. The Salem Center opened in 2002, providing classrooms for education, counseling and professional studies programs. The Portland Center is at capacity and is expanding into a nearby facility.

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