The Office of the University Architect develops space planning standards and unit space allocations, and plans and directs the space management and allocation system. It also conducts space utilization studies, develops and implements methods of analysis and evaluation of physical facilities, and maintains building and room inventories of space.
Learning Spaces Assesment Study
The University of Washington Learning Space Assessment is a study of the current (Fall 2013) general purpose classrooms on the Seattle campus. The study is the result of a University of Washington faculty and staff task force charged by the University Provost to guide a concise and comprehensive review of the University of Washington’s classrooms needs in light of changing instructional methodologies.
The study evaluates utilization rates, scheduling practices, technology deployment and policies, and the physical condition of classroom spaces. The intention is to better understand opportunities for improved delivery of learning space options that are focused on supporting faculty, diverse pedagogical initiatives and a student experience enhanced by integrated and appropriate technologies.