Fuller Theological Seminary Long Range Master Plan Pasadena, California


After decades of unplanned growth, Fuller Theological Seminary wanted a comprehensive long-range plan for academic facilities and family student housing that would reflect its international stature, accommodate growth, and fit within its Pasadena context. William McDonough + Partners developed a master plan that gave new definition and identity to the campus, creating clear academic and residential cores and new gateways defined by prominent building sites. WM+P shepherded the master plan through what has historically been a challenging public review process, successfully addressing zoning, historic preservation, and traffic concerns to receive unanimous approval from the City Council. The City’s Planning Administrator and staff cited the master plan submission as setting a new standard of excellence. An expansion of the library and a new Center for Worship and the Arts, core components of the plan, have been designed and the library was completed in 2009.


Long Range Development Plan


12 acres


Planning began July 2003


William McDonough + Partners, master planning
EPT Design, Landscape Architecture
Linscott, Law & Greenspan, Transportation