For almost 20 years, FLP+D’s owner, Matthew Fusco, has provided campus planning services for Brevard College. He and the firm have worked with the college to develop long-range plans for sustainable growth and management of their 130-acre campus nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
With a focus on sustainability and experiential education, the mission of the college drives master planning vision and goals. We have performed extensive analysis of existing conditions on the property and developed plans that have allowed the College to designate their own zoning district within the city of Brevard. This process has allowed for more efficient review and approval of proposed improvements on campus.
Additionally, through Matt’s work, sections of Kings Creek, which bisects campus, have been restored to a more natural form and conservation easements placed to protect the stream in perpetuity. The current master plan envisions a campus where cars are secondary to a student's experience. This is being accomplished by rethinking the campus circulation patterns and actually relocating interior parking areas and vehicular circulation to the perimeter of campus. In some cases, vehicular access areas may be converted to pedestrian plazas, creating a campus core that will be more pedestrian friendly and conducive to the learning environment at the college.
Most recently, FLP+D worked with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture in the design and construction of Stanback Hall, Brevard College’s newest state-of-the-art residence hall. This project was part of the master plan, and Fusco Land Planning & Design, PLLC played a role in the development of outdoor spaces, relocation of parking facilities, landscape, and the design of innovative stormwater facilities to control runoff from the newly developed site. Other recent improvements at the college include a new entrance sign structure and a new synthetic turf sports field.