The Space Management Initiative and Our Role
Our University's physical resources are one of our most important assets. Space on the UTC campus is a fixed, highly visible but generally scarce resource.
The Office of Space Management provides a focal point to address difficult and multi-dimensional space issues. We provide data and recommend solutions so the university's Facility Planning Committee can implement decisions involving space allocations. As a result, the University can utilize its physical resources as flexibly and productively as possible using the Tennessee Higher Education Committee's space standards as our guide. Assignment and allocation of space often present many unique challenges and complexities. Some of these include a finite amount of space, competing needs for limited space resources, renovation costs, complexities of developing plans and executing physical changes to facilities, multiple stakeholders and requests, disruptions due to relocations and emotional ties to space.