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Learn how well your institution uses the space you have to better serve your mission and students.
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Instructional and office space require investment. These two space types typically account for 40% of a university’s non-residential space. The ways in which faculty teach and students learn are evolving and changing. Utilization studies are the first step to identify which spaces work well, which spaces are underutilized, and which spaces your institution should invest in.  

Classroom Utilization

The scheduling grid is a powerful visual representation of overall opportunities for optimization with current scheduling practices and existing classrooms. Here, preferences for teaching courses on Tuesday and Thursday stretch the capacity of existing resources. Multiple factors go into developing a course schedule including faculty constraints, student preference and room availability.
Our space analytics team analyzes course schedules in context of these factors to identify adjustments to align with scheduling best practices.

Align Your Spaces to Match Your Students

Course section sizes are often misaligned with the capacity of physical resources. It is important to understand the interaction between faculty teaching load, section size and the resulting utilization of space.
Through our analysis, we identify where these misalignments exist, and during engagement with faculty discuss how they wish to teach and suggest adjustments to resources accordingly.


A rightsizing analysis helps reconfigure an existing classroom to better fit the course offerings while also considering modern best practices in learning environments. Using data, we define the alignment between existing curriculum and classroom resources.
Through engagement and visioning, we identify the vision for the way faculty delivers their instruction. Ultimately, we deliver data, analysis, and design recommendations to create a roadmap toward reconfiguring classrooms that provide students with the best spaces to learn.


Any analysis is only as good as the data it is built upon. We understand that educational institutions are complex organizations with many different data assets and systems. We can meet you where you are, and help align all your data systems (ranging from floor plans, to facilities management, to registrar, and human resources) with one another.

The Evolving Workplace: Saving Space

Office space typically accounts for 25-35% of all non-residential space at a higher education institution. Faculty and staff numbers are increasing but does it still make sense to invest in new office facilities? The way that people demand flexibility is evolving and analysis of existing policies can dramatically impact the need for new construction.
Implementing a space policy for faculty who spend most of their time out of the office results in a space savings of 76,400 NASF, or the equivalent of a new office facility.
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