Space Utilization Study – About the Project

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

The SmithGroup will deliver a detailed space utilization strategy to assist the University in responding to its unique capacity and utilization challenges and opportunities on the Reynolda campus as well as off-campus University properties.  The utilization study will identify investment, innovation and opportunity areas to ensure support for the University‚Äôs educational mission and continued investment in excellent academic, residential, research and athletic facilities that support a vibrant college experience.  Additional goals for this project include:

-developing strategies to expand existing dining venue seating and assessing the need for a new dining facility;

-identifying potential academic and/or administrative uses for University-owned commercial properties;

-assessing recently acquired real estate for its potential academic, administrative, student activities and recreational uses;

-and assessing spaces currently under University lease for future use.

PROJECT APPROACH

Guided by a steering committee of campus academic and administrative leaders, the project team will identify current and future solutions for ensuring that Wake Forest is equipped to offer exceptional academic experiences across all areas of study.  The scope of work has been organized into three critical steps:

TASK 1 | UNDERSTAND: KICKOFF, DATA COLLECTION, BENCHMARKING, UTILIZATION ANALYSIS

TASK 2 | EXPLORE: SPACE NEEDS, PLANNING POLICIES, SCENARIO DEVELOPMENT

TASK 3 | REALIZE: IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES

project steps