The life of a space isn’t only determined by how it looks, but by how it’s used. Built space is a vital, often scarce resource for a university. As operational costs increase, and capital funds become scarce, administrations must maximize the spaces they have before building anything new. Our robust space utilization studies guide our clients to find creative ways to manage existing facilities and understand what is needed and why. It’s easy to get caught up in your current routine and believe that you need five new science labs and six more lecture halls. Look at the data, though, and you may find that a few simple scheduling tweaks solves that demand without any new construction.