The College of Applied Science & Technology (CAST) is headquartered at the University of Arizona's Sierra Vista Campus, an incredibly unique geographic setting in southern Arizona. Its innovative academic offerings are focused on supporting national and global needs tailored around skillsets essential to the 4th Industrial Revolution.
CAST specializes in innovative programs that prepare students for the most in-demand 21st-century jobs. CAST degrees equip transfer students with bachelor’s degrees, leading to exciting new careers with tremendous employment potential. CAST is one of the fastest-growing colleges at the University of Arizona, providing future-focused, career-ready degrees in technology and social sciences that prepare students for 21st Century jobs.
The campus and University are an embedded resource for the local Sierra Vista community and Fort Huachuca, and to accommodate the growth of these innovative and fast-growing programs, The University of Arizona has partnered with the consultant team of Ayers Saint Gross to develop a Sierra Vista Campus Master Plan to guide physical development of the campus.
Campus Access and Arrival
Reconsider the campus arrival sequence including external brand visibility
Illustrate the potential alignment and impacts to campus access and development related to easement, land ownership, hydrology (the wash), and mobility (the trail)
Academic & Research Planning
Consider the potential realignment or functional re-assignment of buildings
Develop on-campus hubs which visually showcase special programs and activities while simultaneously connecting students and faculty with innovative resources
Campus Development and Density
Create campus development and capacity scenarios and depict long-term growth strategies
Review options for future building usage and functions
Identify a location and size of a future research building and include primary program and connectivity requirements
Consider redevelopment options for the Foundation building
Site and Landscape
Provide phasing or alternate development scenarios to ensure flexibility as needs change and evolve
Develop a revitalized open space network to support access and engagement, increase interior space usage, and create focus points and functional areas for daily and special events
Review near and long-term parking capacity and access
Develop master planning studies for the Arizona Folklore Center site
Grow partnerships with DoD Community Colleges and Education, Federal and regional LE agencies, Fort Huachuca and community of Sierra Vista