UB adheres to principles in planning for new space and the management of all space for the University at Buffalo — whether located on campus or off-campus. These principles apply to all university units — academic, administrative, housing and student services.
Additional space needs should be addressed first within a department’s current allocation, then within the school or unit. Existing space must be utilized as effectively as possible in order to support desired growth.
Renovation requests are large projects that require a building permit (such as a change of occupancy use, removing walls and doors, adding plumbing, HVAC modifications).