Planning, Design and Real Estate can help reconfigure office spaces

The Office of Planning, Design and Real Estate wants to remind any unit that is bringing staff back to campus that it has people available to help.

“To adapt your existing office/lab space to accommodate physical distancing or to review alternate space options on campus, contact your area’s RC/department administrator who will work with the Planning, Design and Real Estate team to develop space modifications,” the office said in a statement.

Beth McGrew who oversees Planning, Design and Real Estate also sent an email to RC heads last week as a reminder to support unit-level space planning needs.

David DeJong, senior vice chancellor for business & operations, said in May that the transition of staff back to campus will begin in earnest sometime in July.

Each unit and department will develop return plans specific to their area, DeJong said. When and who will be working on campus will be a unit-by-unit decision. Some offices are planning to remain “remote first” with shared offices and workstations that individuals may reserve when they have a need to be on campus. This will require some reconfiguring or downsizing of space, which the Office of Planning, Design and Real Estate can help with.

— Susan Jones


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