Space Management

The goal of  Space Management is to:

  • Effectively distribute space to meet instructional, research, and administrative support space needs
  • 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

Space is a University resource that must be allocated efficiently and effectively to continue to meet University priorities within new budget and resource constraints. Space at George Mason University is not “owned” by any unit, and space may be reassigned as needed from one unit/department to another by the University to meet priority growth needs.

The role of the Space Management Office 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.

Space Database and Floor Plans

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 Effectiveness to submit the bi-annual space inventory and classroom/class lab 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.

Database User Navigation Guides
  • The Unit Liaison Guide provides detailed instructions for space liaisons to use for navigation within the database (process for viewing/exporting assigned space reports, and viewing/printing floor plans). If you have been provided a login ID for the system but have forgotten your password and need to have it reset, please email the space management office for assistance. Once the password reset process is completed within the database, an email will be sent to the user with a temporary password to allow access to the system. Use the User Password Change Guide for step-by-step instructions for how to reset your temporary password to a new password. Other users may access the system via the Guest access by selecting the “Sign in as a Guest” link on the login page.
  • Floor Plan PDF Report View Process Guide
  • User Quick Navigation Guide