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1 Spaced out? Why is academic workspace changing? Elizabeth Heaps

2 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 Why is academic workspace changing? Types of academic workspace Drivers for change Context of the University of York – in particular the case study Berrick Saul building

3 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 Berrick Saul building

4 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 Berrick Saul building Institute for Effective Education Wolfson psychology labs Humanities Research Centre IT server

5 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 Types of academic workspace The cellular office The shared office The combi-office Open plan office Non-territorial or hot desking space

6 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 IEE - cellular office

7 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 IEE - administrators

8 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 IEE – project researchers

9 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 Centre for Modern Studies

10 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 Centre for Modern Studies - director

11 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 IEE - researchers

12 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 Hot desks for research students

13 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 Drivers for change Changing space needs New information and communications technology Financial pressure Carbon reduction commitments Developments in other sectors

14 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 Changing space needs Collaborative and inter- disciplinary research Rising student expectations Knowledge exchange between academia and industry Attracting, retaining and developing talented people in a competitive and globalised education market

15 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 New ICT Technology supported collaborative working Telephone/video conferencing Shared virtual workspaces

16 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 Financial pressures Workspace utilisation Costs of space provision Growth in student and staff numbers Reduced capital funding Pressure on research budgets and infrastructure

17 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 Developments in other sectors Open and transparent organisational cultures Space allocated on functional need rather than status Flexibility and responsiveness to change More efficient space utilisation Integration with leading edge ICT Corporate branding

18 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 Workspace investment – delivering value Cost focus : Physical workspace is costly Reduce property costs Efficient office design Needs of individuals are secondary People focus: Physical workspace is an enabler Support working practices Effective offices Needs of individuals are paramount

19 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 Berrick Saul - foyer

20 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 IEE – break out space

21 Academic Workspaces - November 2009

22 Lecture theatre

23 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 Berrick Saul – Tree House

24 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 And finally … Buildings alone do not change people or organisations They should: Fit with organisational goals They can: Facilitate wider change

25 Academic Workspaces - November 2009 Acknowledgements The case for new academic workspaces; by J Pinder and others. Loughborough, University, Photographs copyright of Arup, G Mathers, University of York.


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