Space Planning is responsible for maintaining an accurate inventory of all University space including tracking all physical changes made to the space, the use of that space by user and function, and of reporting this information to the appropriate offices. SAPD plays an active role in determining space allocations.
Space Planning performs the following services:
- Assists with space allocation recommendations through its involvement with the Space Planning Working Group. The Space Planning Working Group was started by the Provost and the Executive Vice President for the purpose of standardizing the processes for allocating new space to schools and administrative units, developing new space, and authorizing planning studies and capital projects. These processes ensure that the Provost and Executive Vice President can adequately vet and prioritize space issues in an all-University context. Click here for detailed information about Space Planning Policy. Click here to view the members of the 2008-2009 Space Planning Working Group.
- Conducts room to room physical surveys of University space, e.g. measuring of locations, gathering information regarding departmental use of space and compiling everything into HEGIS codes (used nationally and adopted by federal government) for Indirect Cost Recovery calculations.
- Updates floor plans and data of all of the facilities to reflect changes in space use and configuration and is also responsible for maintaining these files.
- Maintains CAD standards for layering, dimensioning, text annotations and CAD information storage.
- Drafts a variety of architectural floor plans, depending upon the requests from the schools and university administration.
- Conducts space utilization studies (e.g. identify classrooms and offices not in use; discusses possible utilization of space with schools and administration; and also prepares reports regarding space utilization).