Mosaic Space has been at the forefront of moves in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of higher and further education space use, particularly in the area of teaching and learning spaces. Our contribution to building and planning programmes has generally resulted in more efficient buildings and more sustainable practices. We have been involved in the continuing development of new and improved methods and systems to deliver a better understanding of space data, and are constantly seeking to develop innovative solutions and approaches. An example of our work can be found below.
Teaching Space Projections Project
A large university with geographically dispersed campuses was experiencing a period of rapid and sustained growth in student enrolments, combined with a major re-structuring of teaching delivery methods. The university needed a detailed analysis of past and present use of teaching space, combined with a projection of teaching space requirements for the following seven years.
Mosaic Space was engaged to perform a linear regression trend analysis of space use, using timetable data from the previous four academic years. These data were supported by producing RUIS room utilisation reports for all of the timetabled years, and comparing the use of space by room type on every campus across the timetabled years. This provided a baseline growth projection.
Working closely with student administration, Mosaic Space then augmented this study by adding enrolment projections data for the following seven years to establish a broad footprint of space requirements for each room type across all campuses in the institution. These results were further refined by an exercise that identified opportunities for implementing collaborative and innovative learning spaces that would enhance the student experience and modernise the estate. Finally, a detailed accommodation schedule was presented that established the required number and size of rooms for each room type on all campuses.
Room Utilisation Surveys