We recently completed a master plan for the University Museum in collaboration with David Chipperfield Architects of London. The plan has investigated the spatial needs of over 35 distinct administrative groups within the institutions and has assessed the efficacy of over 380,000 square feet in the historic museum. Innovative utilization of GIS technology has allowed us to generate over twenty-five sets of maps of the seven-story complex, which contains a world-class archaeology and anthropology collection as well as a burgeoning academic department of the University. Ranging from accessibility, architectural condition, and environmental needs, the maps and accompanying database have allowed us to understand the effect of conflicting factors on the possibilities for the future. Our role in the project includes this GIS mapping, accessibility and building code studies, museum environment issues, preservation and restoration scopes, and collaboration on the planning and design of the building's re-use and expansion. The study will assess the institution’s financial and functional priorities and will provide a phasing plan to implement the project over the next 20 years. A significant portion of the project is positioning the institution within a rapidly changing section of campus.