Krista Coleman-Silvers, Assistant Vice President and Director

Physical space at the University of Georgia is a valuable institutional resource that must be managed prudently and used efficiently. Space is allocated to individual units through the campus’s physical master plan to serve and support the programmatic goals outlined in the University’s mission and strategic plan. When units vacate space, as a result of moves into new buildings or renovations to existing buildings, responsibility for reallocation of the vacant spaces transfers to the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost (Provost’s Office). Likewise, the Provost’s Office can initiate space changes in accordance with institutional priorities.

To align space allocation in a fair and transparent manner while simultaneously addressing the university’s strategic goals, the Provost leads a standing space allocation recommendation committee and the committee reviews requests on a quarterly basis.

Requests for space should be sent to Space Management through the Request for Allocation of Space form. Requests, at a minimum, should include a justification of the programmatic needs, estimates of funds required for renovations (if needed), and the source(s) of funding for both renovation and moving costs. The request must be approved by the unit department head or director and the dean or vice president and forwarded to Space Planning & Management.

Space Planning & Management will work directly with the requesting unit to address any questions or concerns prior to presenting the information to the Provost for conceptual consideration and presentation to the committee. If conceptual consideration is approved, Space Planning & Management may be tasked with further investigation. Following committee recommendation and final approval by the Provost and the President, Space Planning & Management will coordinate space allocation and assignment changes with the respective department(s).

The office is also available to assist and consult with campus units on general space planning needs including, but not limited to, the evaluation of current space assignments and any potential increases in space utilization that may be achievable within the assignments.

Space Management & Management

1180 East Broad Street
Athens, GA 30602-3880