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).
Directional signage may be requested to provide guidance and raise awareness about healthy behaviors and UB requirements to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
Temporary structures may be requested at the approval of Campus Planning and Environment, Health and Safety.