Space Management and Planning
The University Architect/Campus Planning and Design office includes under its purview the allocation of space throughout the University, oversees the Space Charge process and advises senior-level administration regarding current and future use of the University's space resources.
Who We Are
We administer the University's Space Guidelines and the Space Charge program to facilitate the allocation and evaluation of space throughout the University on an ongoing basis.
What We Do
- Plan for the long-term space management and planning needs of the university
- Initiate and facilitate Space Feasibility and Fit Studies
- Identify options for space efficiency to meet Central and academic program priorities
- Respond to space requests
- Manage the space charge policy and system
- Manage the space guidelines
- Allocate Space as a campuswide resource
- Provide assistance with the application of the Space guidelines
- Evaluate Space Requests
- Facilitate Space Planning programming efforts prior to project development
- Integrate Space Planning with campus-wide Planning objectives
- Space Charge
- Space Guidelines
- Evaluate, manage and make recommendations to the Provost regarding requests for new campus space, temporary use of space, and/or space reallocations
- Allocate space among competing campus priorities
- As needed, assist with move planning and surge needs
- Track, evaluate and report changes in space assignments on campus
- Analyze space/population projections to ensure optimal uses and locations for existing and proposed space
The Space Charge, which is administered by the University Architect/Campus Planning and Design office, was implemented in 2008 to establish awareness that space is not a free good at Stanford and to provide incentives to use space efficiently.
For a presentation with more detail about the Space Charge, please view the Space Charge presentation to the Board of Trustees (pdf).
- Initiate and work with schools and administrative units on space utilization studies, fit studies, and repurposing of facilities
- Identify strategies and sequences for removal of interim facilities