Mason Square (formerly the Arlington Campus) Charrette

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 Mason Square (formerly 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 Mason Square (formerly the Arlington Campus)? What transformations are needed to achieve that vision?
2. What investments are needed to make the Mason Square (formerly the Arlington Campus) a center for leadership development?
3. What partnerships are critical to the future success of the Mason Square (formerly 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)

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


Andrews, Toni

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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