Space Planning and Administration
Space Standards & Guidelines
2.0 PRINCIPLES OF SPACE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The principles of Memorial’s space management system are as
- Efficiency and Effectiveness. Space
utilization across all units is to be tied to levels of activity.
Space is to be accounted for and assigned according to its
- Equity. Space allocation to units is closely
related to their present and projected levels of activity.
Standard definitions of space drivers will ensure that all units
receive a reasonable portion of total space.
- Accountability. Administrators are
responsible for ensuring that all space within their units is
- Transparency. All stakeholders have access to
information on space system development, policy development, and
space utilization across all units of the university.
- Currency. Information is available and up to
- Simplicity. System is not bureaucratic or
difficult to manage, and stakeholders easily understand the
- Adaptability. Space allocations are tied to
future needs and can be adapted readily in response to internal and
Strategic. The use of space and prioritization of allocation is
tied to Memorial’s mission and long-term goals.
- Strategic. The use of space and
prioritization of allocation is tied to Memorial’s mission
and long-term goals.
- Memorial-Specific. The system is tailored to
reflect the particular nature of Memorial’s mission,
priorities, resources and infrastructure.