Space Management


2007 Campus Facilities Inventory (CFI) Report

How are institutions using their space? This report from the SCUP Campus Facilities Inventory (CFI) aggregates space data submitted to the CFI survey from 2006 and 2007.

2021 Campus Facilities Inventory (CFI) Report

The 2021 Campus Facilities Inventory (CFI) report’s valuable facilities benchmarking data will help college and university leaders understand not only what they have now and how it compares, but also how things might change in the future.
Example Plans

Academic Space Planning Process

This webpage summarizes the planning process for academic space needs at the university.
Conference Presentations

Data-driven Space Strategies for Research-intensive Institutions

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.
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Data-Informed Design Decisions

Come learn how data-informed design can inform your next building project, guide space allocation, and minimize the need for new construction on your campus.
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From “What if?” to What’s Next?”

In this session, we will explore how to plan a campus ecosystem that connects business with people, ideas, and resources to drive a new research and education model.
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From Siloed to Sustainable

In this session, you'll learn how to combine digital and physical environments, promote diversity and inclusion, and implement flexibility within campus spaces to prepare your institution for a more blended world.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Good Academic Planning Is What Happens . . .

Conference Presentations

How to Craft a Living, Data-Driven Facilities Master Plan

In this session, you will learn how the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor’s College of Engineering created this responsive master plan that acts more as an interactive set of tools than a static document.

Kings of Infinite Space

This book sketches an evolved comprehensive space planning practice, with its emphases on utilization, economic value, quality, and accountability both to the institutional mission and to stakeholders.
Conference Presentations

No Net New Space

We'll share the process used at Longwood University to reallocate existing space to align with a new core curriculum centered on deep learning, creativity, and collaboration—and will demonstrate how your institution can use it to assess existing space, reallocate underutilized space, align budget, and advocate for student and faculty buy-in.
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Pandemic Space Planning for Now and the Long Term

We will share approaches and tools to fulfill your institution's space needs in the current pandemic, and discuss how the pandemic may influence long-term campus space planning.
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Planning Interrupted

From the onset of COVID-19, Moore College has demonstrated how a dense urban campus can adapt to the new normal by transforming common space for maximum use to enhance the creative arts education pedagogy—join us to learn about their innovative strategies.
Webinar Recordings

Re-imagining Space Utilization

Engage with Ohio University’s ambitious approach to right-sizing and aligning physical space to programmatic needs. If you are entertaining radical change, this session will help you understand where to start, how to deliver in practice, and how to identify and express impacts that are mission-aligned to gain stakeholder buy-in.
Conference Presentations

Reaping the Benefits of a New Building? Without Building New

In this session, we'll demonstrate how to renovate your campus spaces to maximize programming and performance, using a planning approach that addresses the unique challenges of modernizing existing buildings, accommodating future-focused programming needs, and minimizing operational costs.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Space Jam

Much of the conversation around the return to campus this fall has focused on academic courses. But other events and meetings will also need to be accommodated.
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Space Portfolio Planning Partnership

This session will share a portfolio-based approach to space management as an institutional, governance-based framework for aligning space—its allocation and use—to meet priorities and program needs.

Take It Outside to Help Solve Campus Space Shortages

The expanded use of outdoor spaces can help meet a current challenge, but this should also spark a longer-term strategic effort to better utilize their potential for enhancing the student academic experience.
Conference Presentations

The Changing Academic Workspace

In this session, we'll share how to develop a workspace roadmap that uses the lenses of people, space, culture, policy, and technology.

The Connected Campus

Campus environments play a vital role in student success. By making changes to their combination of spaces, institutions can respond to the shifts transforming higher education. Elliot Felix shares how colleges and universities can prepare for a more blended world by bringing together the digital and physical, enabling greater diversity and inclusion, and implementing flexible structures, staffing, space, and services. Sponsored Content: Knoll and brightspot strategy.
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The Spectrum of Space and Capital Planning in Florida and Georgia

The Florida State and Georgia University Systems employ varied approaches to their space standards, planning, and capital programs. We’ll compare these approaches and discuss best practices for determining the effectiveness of space use and the planning process.
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Using Metrics to Maximize the UW-Platteville Engineering Facility

We’ll discuss how we leveraged metrics and space utilization studies to achieve a unifying one-building solution for all engineering programs at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville rather than the original master plan vision for three buildings.
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Using Technology to Facilitate a Safe Return to Campus

In order to facilitate a return to campus post-COVID, Penn State leveraged technology and cross-functional teams to successfully plan and implement safe social distancing measures across various rooms types using a decentralized management model.
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Using Visualizations and Data to Inform Space Planning

This session describes how we used data visualization to spark critical conversations as we evolved 1960s-era space guidelines into modern approaches.