Space Planning & Management

Space Planning

The department provides a comprehensive campus planning function that encompasses all facets of physical campus planning.  The department exercises planning oversight for space utilization, interior renovations, parking, streets and non-LSU entity developments on campus. The combination of master and site development planning; interiors and space planning; capital and long range planning and plan archiving is the responsibility of the planning division.

Space Management

Space Inventory is maintained and updated by the LSU Office of Facility Services Planning, Design & Construction department and is governed by Permanent Memorandum 42 (PM-42) Physical Facilities Inventory & Analyses].  This memorandum directs administration to maintain an accurate inventory of its facilities and to provide a means for determining that such facilities are appropriately utilized.  The systematic study of utilization data enables the university to: (1) make the most effective use of existing space and provide factual information in support of university requests for additional facilities, (2) provide an effective management tool for the establishment of building priorities, and (3) complete reports to various state and federal agencies.

Louisiana State University utilizes a Facility Database (FAC) system to maintain and update space inventory. It is used by all departments across campus as a self-reporting system to update each department’s space inventory.  Space inventory is updated annually and departments are encouraged to update their assigned space inventory throughout the year to ensure that inventory remains current throughout the year.

LSU provides an annual report to the Louisiana Board of Regents as required by the Louisiana Constitution.  The Louisiana Board of Regents annually analyzes space and utilization data received from all of Louisiana’s Public Higher Education institutions.  Utilization data for teaching space, classrooms and class laboratories, is compared against established benchmarks among the 4-year and 2-year institutions.