Modern work environments emphasize quality over quantity and shared over private space. They prioritize natural light, ergonomics, flexibility, technology, and access to shared amenities. By strategically incorporating these workplace design principles, UNC-Chapel Hill can achieve higher utilization and improved the quality of office space. This will be one component of the Strategic Framework’s focus on providing improved experiences for University employees.
Pilot projects of modern work environments would explore a reduced ratio of private offices to open offices with increased access to collaboration spaces and other amenities. A combination of space metrics, facilities condition, and culture influence pilot project candidates.
Key Opportunity Areas
- The Giles F. Horney Building and the Administrative Office Building have high percentages of closed offices and could benefit from renovation.
- Davis Library could integrate workplace pilot projects alongside implementation of their Space and Service Strategy. The College of Arts & Sciences is another potential pilot area due to quantity, condition, and age of existing office space inventory.