University of Mary: Landscape Master Plan

University of Mary: Landscape Master Plan


University of Mary


124 acres / 2,500+ students



Axtman and Associates 

University of Mary: Landscape Master Plan

Bismarck, North Dakota


This campus landscape master plan creates a comprehensive vision for the entire campus, while promoting the University’s Vision 2030 and Lumen Vitae initiatives.

The collaborative planning process was facilitated to actively engage a variety of campus focus groups during master plan creation. It includes a framework with three primary components: acknowledging the significance of the past, reducing site constraints, and thoughtfully informing future planning and development.

The pastoral nature of the surrounding campus context provides an immediate sense of place, and recommended updates are intended to harness this historic feeling while improving circulation and connectivity, improving gateways and wayfinding, fostering a collegiate student experience, and generating a cohesive and memorable set of indoor and outdoor spaces.