Campus Space Planning

As an integral component to the development of the Plan for the Campus, the physical areas within buildings needed be considered to achieve an understanding of the potential future build out plan. Academic, administrative, and social spaces, among others, were inventoried, and, together with predictions on student full-time equivalent (FTE) counts, were translated into high-level space projections to meet the University’s needs. This space planning assessment of the Campus’ interior spaces was addressed through three distinct yet related components, as outlined below.

Existing Space Inventory

The development of a database of existing campus spaces including academic learning spaces (classrooms and teaching labs), research laboratories, academic and administrative work spaces, library and student study spaces, and student & central services spaces, and their associated net areas, measured as the usable area, assignable to a specific function.

Generated Space Projections

Derived through use of post-secondary education guidelines, and considering the University’s estimated student enrolment, the calculation of annual space requirements for the next 10 years across a variety of space categories.

Space Utilization

A review of current utilization of teaching spaces (classrooms and instructional labs) across the Campus, considering room bookings over availability and in-class seat occupancy over room capacity.

Refer to the Campus Space Plan for the complete analysis review.