Multiversity Campus

A campus marked by a lack of physical coherence as a whole but identified instead by individual buildings (or clusters) of distinction, often large and in the Modernist style. Multi-versities are an outgrowth of the rapid increase in heterogeneous student enrollments, the diversity of departments, and the broadening of research and development agendas, all of which necessitated university growth within the fabric of existing cities. Automobiles became a significant factor in planning, shifting the long tradition of organizing campuses around the circulation of pedestrians.