Similar Peer Projects

Scarcity of space prompts similar plans within other universities nationwide

Stanford isn't the only university facing space challenges. Many of our peer universities also are developing additional campus locations because of space limitations. The programs vary from one university to the next, but the themes are similar. Here is some information on a selected few:

Harvard – The Allston-Harvard project

Brown – The Jewelry District project

University of Pennsylvania – The “Penn Connects” projects (pdf)

Columbia University – The Manhattanville project

Our Very Own Peer projects on campus

And closer to home, a number of Stanford offices and programs are moving into new spaces and are utilizing the Stanford space guidelines as they do so. Some examples are:

The Contracts group within the Procurement department: The Procurement department had the goal of moving all of its staff into one location (they were split between Bonair siding and 655 Serra.) In December 2007, the contracts group in Serra moved into the Procurement space at Bonair siding. This required reconfiguring everyone's cubes to the space guideline size of 64 square feet, from spaces that before were 80 to 100 square feet. The new spaces/layout seems to work well, and the goal of having all of Procurement in one place has been achieved.

VPUE: The reception area at VPUE in Sweet Hall has been reconfigured to accommodate more student traffic. In doing so, the cube sizes were reduced from about 80 square feet to 48 square feet. The group is very happy with the layout - the space works much better for them now than it did before. VPUE also is working on a full reconfiguration of Sweet Hall, in order to locate all of the VPUE student programs and services under one roof. This will involve new cubicle layouts, shared spaces, and meeting spaces, all using the space guidelines. Stay tuned for more news on this project...

Various academic areas, such as the GSB (in their new campus), the Law School (in its clinic space and in the library), Humanities and Sciences (in Main Quad moves completed in Fall 2007) and the Y2E2 building (throughout the space) have used the Stanford space guidelines in their planning.