Space Modeling and Capital Planning

Space Modeling

The 2019-2020 Space Modeling & Capital Plan Development Working Group is charged with developing reports on space needs to meet the Strategic Plan’s “prosperity gap”:

  • The difference above current spaces levels required to adequately support existing services into the future
  • The additional space required to advance the institution’s aspirations and priorities set forth in the Strategic Plan.

The group consists of three task forces, each focused on its own area of expertise, in addition to a Working Group to assist with data gathering and analysis:

  1. Academic Space Modeling Task Force
  2. Administrative Support and Infrastructure Space Modeling Task Force
  3. Enrollment and Student Services Space Modeling Task Force

The space modeling working group and its associated Task Forces are assisting the Vice Presidents in determining the operational and future growth space gaps on main campus. 


Capital Planning

The Capital Plan Development Working Group, in collaboration with Western faculty, staff, and administrators, is assisting the Vice Presidents in determining the 2021-31 capital ten-year plan. The Capital Plan includes major (over $5 million), intermediate ($2 million to $5 million), and minor works ($25,000 to $2 million) preservation and programmatic projects.