Campus Master Plan: 2012 – 2022

NCNM Master PlanA rendering of the Campus Commons - view to the south.


The NCNM Master Plan strives to create a magnificent, urban, green space in which to educate the natural medicine practitioners and physicians who will become the leaders in health care.

The NCNM Master Plan is a very large document; we have separated it into four parts for ease of download. Please consult the contents for each part and choose the section you would like to download.

Part 1: The 20–Year Vision

The plan for NCNM will serve not only its students but also the surrounding neighborhood and city as well.

  • Table of Contents
  • Letter from the President
  • Introduction & Vision

Download Part 1 of the NCNM Master Plan

Part 2: Transformative Actions

Gathering spaces will be located throughout the campus, taking advantage of opportunities to enjoy views and hold informal gatherings.

  • Healing the Landscape
  • Greening the Campus
  • Creating a Place
  • Reconnecting to the Neighborhood
  • Growing Sustainably
  • Phases 1 – 5 of the Master Plan

Download Part 2 of the NCNM Master Plan

Part 3: Landscape & Sustainability

The Master Plan seeks to transform the campus into a place where students can connect with a thriving, healthy urban landscape and increase the amount of useable green space.


  • The Commons, Gathering Spaces and Gardens
  • Landscape, Water and Greenroofs
  • Streetscapes, Pedestrian Corridors and Parking Lots


  • Distributed Infrastructure
  • Building Renovations
  • Performance Contracting
  • Integrated Design
  • Campus Development Standards
  • Thinking Big

Download Part 3 of the NCNM Master Plan

Part 4: Transportation, Access & Parking, Process & Planning Committee

NCNM’s Master Planning Committee, which included representatives from the college’s students, faculty and board, collaborated with representatives from the City of Portland, TriMet and the Oregon Department of Transportation to examine what was working on campus and where improvements were needed.

  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Access
  • Transit Access
  • Auto Access
  • Parking
  • Master Plan Process
  • Master Planning Committee & Consultant Team

Download Part 4 of the NCNM Master Plan