All space at Oregon State University (OSU) is owned or leased by the university and is a shared and finite resource. Managing space efficiently reduces resource expenditures for operations and maintenance and reduces the need for capital construction. Allocating space judiciously ensures that existing space is managed efficiently, and new and renovated construction is planned realistically and conservatively.

It is the intent of OSU to provide academic and administrative departments with a quality workplace environment that supports program operations, preserves the value of space, promotes environmental sustainability and reduces operation and maintenance costs. OSU work space should support and improve the productivity of its employees/faculty and programs. Standards and practices for space planning will be used to achieve this goal.

I.   INTRODUCTION TO THE OSU SPACE STANDARDS AND POLICIES

  • Space Standards Authority and Administration
  • Roles in Applying the Standards
  • Special Circumstances

II.  OFFICE FACILITIES

Office Facilities Overview

  • Office Space Types
  • Office Accessory Space Types

Office Space

  • Office Space Allocation
  • Touchdown (Hoteling) Space
  • Considerations for Improved Office Space Efficiency
  • Non-OSU-Funded Office Space
  • Special Circumstances
  • Office Space Allocation Table

Office Accessory Space

  • Office Accessory Space Allocation
  • Office Accessory Space Management Types
  • Office Accessory Space Uses
  • Traditional and Open Office Accessory Space Layout
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Community Spaces
  • Office Service Area and Storage
  • Office Accessory Space Allocation Table

III.  APPENDIX

Space Standards Reference Information

  • Background
  • Authority and Adminstration
  • Space Standards Development
  • Scope and Impact of Space Standards
  • Application of Space Standards
  • Roles in Applying the Standards
  • Special Circumstances
  • New Construction and Renovation
  • Existing Spaces
  • Older Buildings and Non-Conforming Space
  • Space Costs

Space Management Principles