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Office space makes up 36% of UNC-Chapel Hill’s non-residential space, and efficiencies can have significant impact on space use.

Campuswide, the average existing office size of 165 NASF is above modern office space metrics. This average can vary significantly from building to building, indicating opportunities for better efficiencies as renovations occur. Without renovation, however, units in buildings with larger average office sizes do not have space overages and may feel space constrained. Space metrics indicate a shortage of conference space. Renovation strategies that decrease the space devoted to private work areas, promote equitable daylighting and increase collaboration and meeting space will address these space deficiencies and improve the quality of the workplace. It should be noted that this category includes research offices.
2,616,783 NASF
Gilling School of Public Health
Technology Hotspot, Gillings School of Public Health
NOTE: Circle sized by total office space NASF in each building

Space metrics indicate a shortage of conference space.

Service Space

Target Metrics
18-21% of total office space
UNC Actual
21% of total office space

Conference Space

Target Metrics
20% of total office space
UNC Actual
12% of total office space