Role of the Office of Space Management
The role of George Mason University’s Office of Space Management is to facilitate the space
request and allocation process; to maintain an accurate space inventory for internal and
external reporting purposes; and to provide analysis and information to University administrators
responsible for planning and implementing projects that support the instructional, research, and
administrative support space needs of the University.
The goal of the Office of Space Management is to:
- Effectively distribute space to meet instructional, research, and administrative support
- Assure that space is being utilized as efficiently as possible to meet not only individual
unit needs, but overall University needs
- Provide high quality administrative, instructional, and research facilities that meet
the University’s missions and goals
The Office of Space Management maintains the University’s space inventory in an on-line space database.
Floor plans for each building in Mason’s inventory are available via the on-line space database.
Floor plans are updated to reflect changes due to renovation projects, and buildings are added to
the space database as new construction is completed. The space database also includes space data
(building, room number, square feet, department occupancy, room use, etc.) for all assignable square
feet (ASF) within each building. Updates to space data are coordinated with departmental and unit space
liaisons as occupant assignment or room use changes. Space Management coordinates with the Office
of Institutional Research and Reporting to submit a yearly space inventory report, and bi-yearly classroom
utilization report, to the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV). Therefore, maintaining an
accurate inventory of space on and off-campus is essential for both reporting and planning purposes.