Facility Use Plan 2013
Since the completion of the 2010 Campus Master Plan there have been several substantial changes to campus, both in campus facilities and general infrastructure. The completion of Robinson Science Hall, Hixson Union Building Addition and the University Recreation Center have added key, forward-looking, instructional and student life spaces to campus. Whitworth has continued to adapt to programmatic changes by remodeling existing spaces throughout campus. Since 2010, Johnston Science Center has been updated to accommodate space for departments housing math, computer sciences and health sciences. Two new study rooms were added to the Cowles Library, while and five sociology offices and a computer lab were constructed in Lindaman Hall. In addition, several improvements have been made to outdoor recreation and athletic amenities, pedestrian circulation and parking facilities throughout campus. Improved athletic facilities and way finding at Merkel Field and hammer throw located adjacent to Graves Gym speak to the increasing growth and popularity of collegiate athletics. The installation of two rectangular rapid flashing beacons, one on Hawthorne Road and the other on Whitworth Drive, ensures safe pedestrian crossings for students. The University has also acquired properties south of Hawthorne Road and has created additional student housing capacity by converting single family homes into Whitworth theme houses. Two theme houses went through the change-of-use process to create space for the Alumni and Parent Relations Office and the Annual Giving Office in the Hardwick House, and has created a new home for the Marriage and Family Therapy Wellness Center in the former Graham House. The successful transfer of utility easements and property on the north side of campus has provided opportunities for new campus access and utility upgrades. Additional property acquisition on the west side of campus, off Waikiki Road, is required to provide safe access and efficient development for recreation, sports, and special event facilities.