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Christner Featured in Tradeline Report

Planning strategically for large-scale space reallocation at the University of Chicago Medical Center demanded a structured process for participation, methods and tools for comparing and interpreting data, and the development of options recommendations based on a chosen direction and guided by input from key participants.

In this article, recently published by Tradeline, a professional organization that serves as a leading-edge resource for facilities planning and management, the complex factors (both physical and human) impacting the 2013 Master Facility Space Plan are discussed.   The plan addressed over 4 million square feet of assignable space and achieved an integrated plan for healthcare, research and academic facilities.  It also laid out a seven-year plan for capital investment.

As quoted in the article, "We take a rather aggressively pragmatic view of planning,” says John Reeve, president of Christner Inc. “Our philosophy is that no matter how elegant a plan might be as a physical or functional solution, if it doesn’t equip the leaders of the organization to move forward with confidence and momentum, it is almost irrelevant.” A plan that fails to be implemented has the unfortunate consequence of squandering resources and good will. 

Read more by visiting the article on the Tradeline website.