Space Assignment

Northwestern University owns all campus spaces, which it assigns to schools, departments and individuals.

Space assignments are subject to review at any time, with the possibility that space will be re-assigned at the request of a faculty member, Chair, Dean or Provost. The Provost is the ultimate arbiter of how and to which operations space is assigned.

Official record and designation of space assignments

Our Office of Planning is the data steward for the University’s space inventory.

Calculation of square footage

At Northwestern University, square footage is either net assignable square footage (nasf) or gross square footage (gsf).

Rentable square footage (rsf) outside Northwestern University, i.e., leased space in Evanston and Chicago, must conform to BOMA standards. Before considering the rental of space, please contact Carrie West, Assistant Vice President of Facilities Capital Planning, or Thomas Anich.