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Woody Giles to Present on Space Utilization Strategies at SCUP 2024 Annual Conference

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, July 21, 2024 - Tuesday, July 23, 2024
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM EST

Join our team at the upcoming Society for College and University Planning, also referred to as SCUP, 2024 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Senior Associate and Senior Planner Woody Giles, AICP, will present in a session titled “The Final Frontier: Measuring Space Utilization and Implementing Bold Changes.” The session will explore the University of Central Florida, commonly referred to as UCF, Campus-Wide Space Utilization Study our team conducted in partnership with Comprehensive Facilities Planning, Inc., commonly referred to as CFP.

Senior Associate and Senior Planner Woody Giles, AICP

UCF took a bold stance on making the best use of existing space to implement institutional priorities. The session will explain how to develop integrated data and metrics to measure teaching, office, and research space utilization, and how the process and navigating campus politics can lead to successful outcomes. UCF’s steady enrollment, growing research, underutilized space, and evolving work policies will be shared as an example of how to best incorporate these changes.

Learning outcomes include:

  1. Communicating the nuances of space utilization data to leadership, faculty, and researchers.
  2. Focusing faculty and staff office space discussions on practical solutions that everyone can agree on.
  3. How to leverage utilization data to implement strategic goals and right-size facility improvements.
  4. Pushing the envelope in terms of campus politics to achieve optimum space utilization.

Woody will present alongside Jonathan Bates, Assistant Vice President of Real Estate and Space Administration at UCF and Lisa Macklin, Principal at CFP.

The session will take place on the second day of the conference, Monday, July 22, from 9:50 to 10:50 AM.

Be sure to attend our other sessions to learn about the role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in higher education and increasing community college enrollment and retention.

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