The Vision

Phase I of the master plan is done, and will serve as the basis on which new campus projects are implemented. Phase One of the master plan for Texas Woman's University provides an organizational framework designed to unify the 257-acre Denton campus with the flexibility to accommodate a 31% enrollment increase over the next 20 years. This plan serves as the basis on which new campus projects are implemented, allowing the continued celebration and enhancement of the university's distinctive identity and culture.

This report describes opportunities for growth aligned with the Texas Woman's University mission and needs of the local community. This holistic approach unifies the Denton campus, while balancing open spaces, development and infrastructure.

Denton Campus Before and After

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A rendered view of TWU's Denton campus skyline as the Master Plan anticipates it to look in the future.

The Goals

The Process

In three iterative phases, a consulting firm, HKS, Inc., supported Texas Woman's in the establishment of the goals and development priorities that will shape the next generation of the Denton campus. Our adaptable plan established fixed and flexible elements to accommodate the unknown and dynamic future needs. This plan provides structure for projects that can be adapted as more information becomes available in the future.

Our process is based on the following guiding principles:

Principle One

Create value through guiding flexible Denton campus growth with strategically planned open spaces.

Principle Two

Prioritize the Denton on-campus pedestrian experience with an auto-free core.

Principle Three

Reinforce the Denton campus identity, history and culture while preserving natural elements.

Phase One: Denton Campus

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A student’s university experience, in many ways, shapes their future life outcomes; the crucial choices one makes, from career choices to health and lifestyle decisions, have a bearing throughout one’s life.

Texas Woman’s goals resonate the need to engage the complete human into the Denton campus community.

Learn More About Phase One

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Architecture Guidelines

Architectural guidelines were created to solidify Texas Woman's Denton campus identity and create unity. Architecture and landscaping should emphasize Denton campus entries and create a unique sense of place.

Read more about the Architecture Guidelines

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Keep TWU Green

As the Texas Woman's University Denton campus grows, we should do so responsibly, by conserving natural resources, integrating the topographical distinctiveness, preserving historic tree groves, and enhancing the creek and wetlands.

Natural elements also can build community engagement, reduce stress and promote sustainability.

Read more about Keeping TWU Green

Dallas and Houston Growth

Growth or space planning opportunities were identified for both the Dallas and Houston campuses of Texas Woman's. Learn more about each: