Merrimack College’s Agenda for Distinction is a bold vision for the growth and change of this innovative, Augustinian Liberal Arts institution located in the heart of the Merrimack Valley, 25 minutes north of Boston. DSK | Dewing Schmid Kearns was commissioned to examine the utilization of existing space on campus, ensuring highest and best use. A progressive growth analysis was developed to project academic and student life changes that support the College’s strategic plan, in the context of a sustainable financial framework. Currently, DSK is developing physical planning strategies that balance land use, wetlands, campus infrastructure, open space, circulation and parking systems, and facilities. Environmentally sensitive planning strategies and energy conservation measures will be integrated into the flexible planning framework.