Ten design principles were informed by user group consultations, interviews, research and analysis. Key themes emerged from a series of workshops that covered the entire range of users who make up the University community.
Celebrate the natural landscape assets and open spaces of the campus as fundamental to campus identity and settings for campus life.
Focus energy and activity at the centre of campus.
Kaitiakitanga= Build for the future, creating a sustainable environment that is efficient, safe and health.
Provide technology enabled, flexible teaching and learning environments to foster innovation and choice.
Recognition of mana whenua and the welcoming of other peoples and cultures that make up the University community, creating an inclusive environment.
Provide a coherent legible spatial network being a highly interconnected system of quality open spaces and facilities.
Provide locally accessible services and facilities, fit for purpose for different student groups, promoting a sense of disciplinary 'home base' and interaction.
Provide the spaces, connections and conditions that facilitate collaborations between individuals and disciplines.
Allow for change and innovation in how spaces and places are used.
Express the defining and valued characteristics of the University, and take opportunities to showcase its activity and celebrate its spirit and accomplishments.