Strategic Plans

Space Management Tools Are Key to Strategic Facility Planning

Marry High-Level SM Data with Business Plan Objectives to Tell the Story to Leadership

Published 8-29-2018

While the term “strategic facility planning” is often used generically to refer to a variety of initiatives, it is actually a unique discipline with a distinct meaning, says Debora Hankinson, architect and director of Strategic Facility Planning at CRB Consulting. As an end product, a strategic facility plan (SFP) is the overarching document that sets the direction for all further planning activities, from master (or campus) planning to the tactical steps of capital projects planning, move management, and deferred maintenance planning.

Successful Planning of Interdisciplinary Science Facilities

Think Big Picture Early On; Bricks-and-Mortar Decisions Can Wait

Published 4-27-2016

At the inception of a new interdisciplinary science building, bricks-and-mortar considerations must take a back seat to a big-picture view of issues related to organization, funding, governance, and the long-range vision of the institution. The resolution of these issues early on leads to projects that are more successful—not necessarily in terms of cost savings, but in the essential criterion of aligning a new facility with specific academic strengths and the broader institutional mission.

Developing a Five-Year Strategic Plan for Accelerated Growth

Purdue Rapidly Expands College of Engineering to Meet National Goals

Published 3-16-2016

In order to increase capacity, improve student/faculty ratios, and boost space utilization by 150 percent, Purdue University’s College of Engineering developed a five-year strategic plan for increasing efficiency and space on the College’s main campus. The plan—which was driven by the need to meet the goal of a 30 percent growth in engineering faculty and staff, along with growth of graduate and undergraduate students—combines a mix of strategies including renovation, portfolio rebalancing, and new construction.