Space Planning

Space Administration works closely with colleges and departments to ensure their assigned space is meeting their needs. Recommendations may include better use of existing inventory, reprogramming current space or acquiring new space. As part of the process, Space Administration coordinates with the Campus Planning department to oversee schematic design, plan furniture layouts and coordinate necessary relocations. The goal of every planning effort is to optimize our capital resources through more efficient space utilization.


Space Administration maintains the FM:S system, which is the system that provides institutional and localized reporting of space data. Space Administration works with campus partners to provide and maintain up-to-date space, researcher and occupancy information in the FM:S system. The department also maintains the space management inventory, and update the University's space classification codes in conformance with federal guidelines.


Space Administration works closely with the campus community to provide resources and analysis to support space assignments. A space analysis may include fit studies, occupancy and utilization reviews, and highest and best use options for spaces across a college or department. Space Administration will also ensure colleges and departments comply with University space guidelines through the audit and assessing process.