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Planning Process at the University of Chicago Medical Center Presented at SCUP

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Understanding the challenges of a space planning in a complex and dynamic organizational environment

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.

John Reeve and David Coleman of Christner and Scott DeBlaze of the University of Chicago Medicine described the process, methods, and governance structure used to manage the complex factors (both physical and human) impacting the Master Facility Space Plan 2013.   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.

The recommendations of the plan were guided by many factors: institutional excellence, patient care, growth projections, business strategy, priority needs, operational improvement, facility conditions, and capital capacity.   The successful “integration” of these factors into a single, actionable plan for development directly mirrors our initial concentrated efforts on governance.

View the complete presentation here:  https://vimeo.com/77539498