PLATTEVILLE, WISCONSIN. Following a competitive proposal process, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has engaged a team led by The Scion Group to develop a student housing master plan. The team also includes dining and design firms. UW-Platteville is the third University of Wisconsin system campus to engage Scion for its student housing master plan, after Scion’s previous engagements on the Oshkosh and Superior campuses.
Scion will analyze current and future demand for student housing, examine potential renovation and new construction options, and provide an analysis of the alignment of campus housing facilities and student needs. Following evaluation of campus housing demand among various demographic cohorts, Scion will develop a business plan exploring the financial feasibility of a range of housing models and will suggest strategies to support the learning outcomes of student residents.
The Scion team also includes Envision Strategies, Inc., an operations consulting and strategic planning firm for the restaurant, food service, hospitality and retail sectors, which will analyze the campus dining program, and Eppstein Uhen Architects, a full-service design firm that has worked previously with the University and with Scion, which will update an earlier facilities analysis study.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is one of thirteen comprehensive universities in the Wisconsin system and is comprised of three colleges: the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture; the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science; and the College of Liberal Arts and Education. The University grew out of the Platteville Normal School State Teachers College, founded in 1866, and the Wisconsin Mining Trade School, founded in 1908. Enrollment at UW-Platteville is growing, with approximately 7,500 students enrolled and about 2,700 living in campus housing.