The Campus Master Plan that was approved by the Board of Regents in May 2005 has been aggressively followed. In fact, we have completed 67% of the projects in the implementation plan and have several more in design or construction at this time as evidenced by all the construction fencing and project sites. Because of this, we felt the master plan needed to be re-evaluated and updated to guide us thru the remaining 5 years of the plan.
We are fortunate in that Mr. Stephen Coulston was the project manager for our 2006-2015 Master Plan. Mr. Coulston is a registered architect and the Vice President of Broaddus Planning. Stephen brings almost twenty years of experience in planning and project management of programs for higher education, institutional, research, medical and government clients to the team. He coordinates the firm’s efforts ranging from strategic planning to campus master planning to specific functional facility space programs. Recognized for his unique listening, processing and facilitation skills, Stephen’s experience interfacing directly with owners and key stakeholder groups is an asset in maintaining effective lines of communication throughout the project. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Texas Tech University. He has written and contributed to numerous articles and publications, and has been a guest speaker and panelist at conferences and symposia throughout the country.
Mr. Chris Rice, AIA, a registered Architect and Director of Planning with Broaddus Planning, has more than twenty-three years of experience in design and planning. He has led master planning efforts on projects including small private colleges, large research universities, university hospitals, and town-gown urban districts. Mr. Rice has degrees in Architecture from UT Arlington and a Masters from the University of Maryland, where he also was a professor of Architecture for ten years. Prior to moving to Texas, Mr. Rice worked for Ayers/Saint/Gross in Baltimore where he was a Senior Associate in the planning studio. Mr. Rice brings a unique perspective to our master planning team, having also prepared plans for urban campus communities including the University of Wisconsin, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina, Duke University, Emory University, Old Dominion University, University of Arizona, Arizona State and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and U.T. Brownsville.
Ms. Catherine Sckerl, LEED AP, is an Associate for Broaddus Planning. Ms. Sckerl has experience throughout the planning process, from early project coordination and scope development through analysis, refinement and implementation. While at Broaddus Planning, Ms. Sckerl has worked in both university and town planning projects, focusing on issues of sustainability and regeneration in processes, policies, and the environment. She holds a Master of Architecture & Bachelor of Architecture from Tulane University and a Master of Art International Studies in Vernacular Architecture from Oxford-Brookes University in England. Ms. Sckerl has published and presented papers internationally.
Rodney Weis currently serves as Executive Director of Facilities Services at Texas A&M University. However, prior to this appointment, Rod served as Executive Director of Transportation Services at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas since September, 2002. He also served as director of Parking and Transportation Services at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta Georgia, director of campus parking and associate director for project planning and facilities management at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where he had served as the director of campus parking, and also worked as operations director for the Lexington Kentucky Transit Authority and the Ames Transit Agency in Ames, Iowa. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in community and regional planning from Iowa State University in 1991 and a MBA at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1997. Rod is a recognized leader in the parking and transportation industry, serving on the Texas Parking Association Board, as President of the Midwest Campus Parking Association, is a member of the International Parking Institute’s Board of Advisors, and is a member of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services and the Association for Commuter Transportation as well as other professional associations.
Shawn Turner is a Senior Research Engineer for the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) in College Station, Texas. In his 18 years at TTI, Shawn has been involved in a variety of pedestrian and bicyclist safety activities, from advising federal agencies on a national research agenda, to lecturing in university courses on pedestrian and bicycle transportation, to instructing bicycle safety classes in his local community. Mr. Turner received degrees in Civil Engineering from Penn State and Texas A&M Universities. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and a League Cycling Instructor with the League of American Bicyclists.
Bill Martin has 32 years of experience in transportation planning and engineering and is currently a principle with Martin/Alexiou/Bryson from Raleigh, North Carolina. He manages complex, multimodal transportation studies at the regional and corridor levels. He also manages the development of campus transportation plans that include the analysis of parking, transit, bicycle, pedestrian and traffic systems. Bill is considered an expert nationally in travel demand analysis and forecasting. He is currently managing the development of traffic forecasts for multiple toll road projects in North Carolina. He has conducted needs’ studies, feasibility analyses, and prepared patronage estimates for major public transportation investments, such as commuter rail and light rail transit systems in several states. Prior to consulting, Bill was a Senior Transportation Manager with the FHWA, where he provided technical assistance and training in transportation planning methods to Federal, State, and local transportation agencies. Bill received his bachelors and masters degrees in civil engineering from North Carolina State University and is a professional registered engineer. He has developed Campus Transportation Plans for University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas at El Paso, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC; University of Illinois Multimodal Transportation Plan, Urbana, IL; James Madison University Multimodal Transportation Plan, Harrisonburg, VA; University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; among others.