Date Established: 12/7/2021
Date Last Updated:
Administration and Governance
Campus Planning Office
Vice President for Finance and Administration
The university seeks to optimize our physical space inventory to promote responsible use of State assets and equity across our campus community.
University at Buffalo (UB, university) space is a valuable, shared, and limited resource that supports the academic, research, and public service missions of the university. Effective space management identifies facilities that meet the needs of faculty and students, supports critical research that maintains the university’s reputation for excellence, and provides a work environment that allows faculty and staff to be successful.
Space is assigned to obtain the full value of our facilities. Space assignment is dynamic and temporary, as the optimum use of space may change as needs and priorities change. The university has the authority to allocate space to specific users for certain periods of time, review allocations periodically, assess utilization, and reallocate space as needed to support the university’s goals and objectives.
Campus space management, including the reallocation and reassignment of space, is guided by the following:
The university operates in a dynamic environment. To be successful, the university must use its resources to create and adapt to change. Space is a finite and limited resource and decisions regarding space must be made so that it is used effectively and efficiently. The assignment and reallocation of space must be thoughtful to achieve optimal utilization while responding to current and emerging needs.
The policy is applicable to all faculty, staff, student, and space types at the university.
Space Utilization Standards
Approved space allowances based on best-practice utilization rates established per space type.
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