San José State University

San José,

Academic Office Space Programming Study

In 2007 the University Research Foundation (URF) and International and Extended Studies (IES) departments of San Jose State University shared space in an off-campus building and engaged B&D to conduct a program study to assess their office, program, and support space needs. Our work on this study included: an assessment of existing conditions a review of related documents; distribution and analysis of space utilization questionnaires; and focus group interviews with administrators, staff, and faculty. The findings from these analyses were used to create outline programs to illustrate functional relationships. We recommended the URF be relocated to an on-campus facility and remain independent of IES to enhance productivity. Other recommendations were: to conduct an audit of existing campus facilities to determine space opportunities; determine the feasibility of creating new space for the recommended program; and develop a cost/benefit analysis for opportunities for co-location and other enhanced efficiencies.