Hoboken NJ • INSTRUCTIONAL SPACE UTILIZATION NEEDS ANALYSIS AND CAMPUS SPACE NEEDS PROJECTION
Rickes Associates was engaged by Stevens Institute of Technology to perform an analysis of instructional space needs, provide space benchmark analysis using data from institutional peers, and project overall current and future space needs for the campus as a whole.
Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology currently enrolls over 4,000 FTE Students in 541,000 ASF (excluding residential) at its historic campus overlooking the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey. Known for its strong engineering and technology foci, the Institute is planning to grow its enrollment through the expansion of its academic programs, and thus bolster its national and global profile.
As part of a master plan team, the Institute engaged Rickes Associates (RA) to perform instructional space utilization analyses, benchmark space per student against the Institute’s choice of peer institutions, and provide overall space needs projections for the institution as a whole, both at present (4,194 FTE) and on a ten-year horizon (6,295 FTE by 2022).
Synthesizing data inputs including historical and projected enrollment information, current and projected personnel figures, and working space inventory information, RA developed an order-of-magnitude space program identifying a need for roughly 589,000 ASF to accommodate the Institute’s current population, growing to over 800,000 ASF in concert with planned enrollment and personnel growth by 2022. Within these projected totals, more classroom and laboratory square footage and spaces are needed, to appropriately accommodate general and specialized instructional needs. Calculations also identified significant needs for additional dedicated research and student amenity spaces.