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Data-driven Space Strategies for Research-intensive Institutions

Published July 13, 2021
Presented by Kevin Bell, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine | Steve Foran, Jacobs | George Mathey, Dober Lidsky Mathey
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Higher education planners need new ways to assess current space allocation and portfolio management practices to develop effective solutions that support future-focused research and instruction. Research institutions in particular must continually ask how they can excel and attract top talent while meeting internal, institutional, and system demands for efficiency. In this session, you'll learn multiple techniques—analytical, participatory, and action-oriented—that will help you enroll stakeholders, think strategically, and act more constructively to advance space management approaches at your institution.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain who to assess and strengthen space accounting in order to collect reliable data that will enable the analysis of space utilization.
  2. Involve stakeholders in the planning process by engaging them directly and identifying their specific drivers, challenges, wants, and needs.
  3. Measure and monitor the utilization and efficiency of existing facilities and classrooms by establishing targets based on industry benchmarks.
  4. Identify and overcome common space management policy and protocol challenges.


Kevin Bell, Executive Director of Project Management-SOM, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Steve Foran, Senior Consultant and Director, Jacobs
George Mathey, Principal, Dober Lidsky Mathey

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1 Unit (SCUP56C1293) | AICP CM 1 Unit

Recorded 7/13/21.

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