Kirksey, in collaboration with SWA Group and FPC, was selected to design the new Blinn College - West Bryan Campus Master Plan. Blinn College needed a long-range, phased plan for a new, additional Bryan campus to address their exceptional student growth and enrollment. Located on 94 untouched acres, Kirksey employed the use of a drone early in the process to identify and highlight the natural amenities of the land which influenced much of the new campus design and architecture. The goal for the master plan was to preserve as many of the natural land amenities while paying homage to Texas vernacular, using local resources and establishing 21st century learning opportunities at every corner.
The master plan is organized into three districts that are defined by existing topography — the north district, central district and south district. By clustering the campus’ buildings together in such districts, it reduced the need for great quantities of soil to be moved and better preserved existing forests and ponds.
Implementation consists of five phases; Phase I entails a new state-of-the-art STEM building and Student Services Center, to be completed in 2017.