ERIC Number: ED024218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1958
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How to Estimate the Building Needs of a College or University. A Demonstration of Methods Developed at the University of Minnesota.
Middlebrook, William T.
Uncontrollable factors exist in any situation and must be met as they arise. The University of Minnesota has adopted the assumption that the future will in some respects follow the pattern of the past. The traditional method of basing space needs on square footage per student does not take into account increased demands for space that result from new situations as, for example, increased need for research space. The new method devised determines the optimal space goals for various categories of space and makes use of these for projecting future space needs. The method was carried out by the preparation of (1) an inventory of all buildings and land, (2) Minnesota population estimates for 1954, 1960, 1965 and 1970, and (3) student attendance estimates for 1960, 1965 and 1970. Following this, distribution of instruction by college in terms of student station hours per week per student was determined, teaching load was computed, and the load related to existing space. Optimal space use and space increase factors were determined as were space needs for future loads and land for academic buildings. Tables, maps, graphs and diagrams clarify the procedure. The appendix consists of building and use inventories at the several campuses of the University. (NI)
Descriptors: Campus Planning, College Housing, Data, Educational Objectives, Facility Guidelines, Facility Utilization Research, Food Service, Higher Education, Population Trends, Space Classification, Space Utilization
The University of Minnesota Press, 2037 University Avenue, S.E., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (Price $15.00)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.