Higher Ed Space Planning & Utilization Tools2017-10-19T12:38:45+00:00

Project Description

Higher Ed Space Planning & Utilization Tools

TSW Campus Planning Studio

Sample Clients:

  • University System of Georgia Statewide Space Utilization Study
  • Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology Statewide Master Plan
  • Furman University Space Analysis & Plan
  • Middle Tennessee Community Colleges Master Plans
  • University of South Carolina Beaufort
  • Kennesaw State University

TSW has employed its wide array of space planning and utilization tools with dozens of colleges, universities, and other institutional clients. Tom Walsh pioneered our proprietary space model, which applies the latest best practices in the fields of design and utilization to provide benchmarks for learning spaces, gathering places, and office needs. We choose the most appropriate tools for each client to provide an accurate picture of their existing square footage and usage characteristics, in order to maximize finite resources and make the best use of existing spaces, while planning for future needs.

Space
Audits

Higher Ed Space Planning & Utilization Tools
  • Detailed walk-throughs of all campus spaces to determine, size, use, and suitability of all rooms

Space Database
Creation

Higher Ed Space Planning & Utilization Tools
  • Creation of integrated, easy-to-use data based on space audits
  • Campus retains these for ongoing use

Utilization &
Occupancy Studies

Higher Ed Space Planning & Utilization Tools
  • Scheduling analysis to determine how often rooms are in use
  • Study what percent of seats are filled

Space Needs
Modeling

Higher Ed Space Planning & Utilization Tools
  • Using metrics developed with the campus, determine existing and future space needs of all types

Space
Metrics

Higher Ed Space Planning & Utilization Tools
  • Metrics developed with the campus serve as benchmarks for room sizes, utilization, and scheduling

Migration
Plans

Higher Ed Space Planning & Utilization Tools
  • Adjacency studies show desired locations of departments and functions
  • Migration plans show each step

Building
Programming

Higher Ed Space Planning & Utilization Tools
  • Based on needs identified, detailed building programs can be developed
  • Include room characteristics

Enrollment
Projections

Higher Ed Space Planning & Utilization Tools
  • Based on trends and influencing factors
  • Establish multiple planning benchmarks
  • Determine growth by major/program

Demographic
Analysis

Higher Ed Space Planning & Utilization Tools
  • Analyze relevant regional population and demographic trends
  • Examine job market characteristics