George Mason University is hosting a two-day planning workshop on March 8th and 9th, 2017, to explore various short and long term visions for the Arlington Campus and its connections to Arlington County and the region. George Mason University students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well county staff, residents, and businesses, are invited to attend any or all of the scheduled sessions during the two-day workshop.The workshop, facilitated by HDR will look at several aspects of planning, including visibility and branding, transportation, facility needs and design issues, partnership models for funding, academic priorities, economic development, and housing. This type of public input-based planning process previously used at the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University can be a successful way to ensure that multiple viewpoints are heard in planning for the university’s future.
The kinds of overarching questions that will discussed during the workshop are:

1. What is your vision of success for the Arlington Campus? What transformations are needed to achieve that vision?
2. What investments are needed to make the Arlington Campus a center for leadership development?
3. What partnerships are critical to the future success of the Arlington Campus?


Detailed Charrette Agenda

Charrette Information Flyer

Charrette Documents and Presentations

Wednesday March 8, 2017
Virtual Tour of the Campus

Thursday March 9, 2017
Final Presentation (as Revised)

Final Report

April 28, 2017
Final Report

April 28, 2017
Final Report Appendix

Watch Video’s and See Photographs from the Charrette

Event Photography

Event Videos

Keynote Conversation

George Mason University is pleased to announce that Steve Case, one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs, will provide the Keynote at the March 8 session of the Visioning Event.

He currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC, a Washington, D.C.- based investment firm, where he partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build significant new “built to last” businesses.

Mr. Case is author of The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future. He is also Chairman of The Case Foundation.

His entrepreneurial career began in 1985 when he co-founded America Online (AOL).

Meet the Team

George Mason University Planning Committee

Committee Members Department

Strike, Frank
Huschle, Claire
Leeds-Brody, Kate
Murphy, Una
Pinskey-Wolfe, Cathy
Rehr, David
Scher, Lori
Shedd, Julie
Wilde, Judith
Williams, Preston
Woodall, Eric

Arlington Government & Community Relation
Facilities Administration
College of Visual & Performing Arts
Learning Solutions
Arlington Administration & Operations
Facilities Administration
Scalia Law School
University Life
School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution
Schar School of Policy & Government
Strategic Communication
School of Business
Communications & Marketing






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