The Space Management Committee reviews and updates the MSU Space Policies, Principles and Procedures, Research Guidelines and Space Standards every three years. The documents are intended to aid in the planning, allocation, and management of campus space in establishing equitable, consistent, efficient and flexible planning parameters for making sound management decisions regarding space allocation for both new construction and building renewal and renovation.

SMC Agendas and Requests

2017 Agendas and Completed Requests

2018 Completed Requests


Open Space Requests

Department  Requester Request Type Description Date  to Occupy Justification of Need RSC? Other Info
COE Brett Gunnick Change in Use Renovate a student study space with limited use into a Family Care Room with available furniture and privacy measures. 4/1/2018 Staff with immediate need for Family Care Room in COE complex. No  
Ecology Diane Debinski Additional office and lab space Requesting office and lab space for ecology faculty 8/1/2018 New faculty member Yes  
Library Kenning Arlitsch Additional use of space Rearranging of cubicles on the first floor of the Library, this includes an additional meeting space changing FICM code. 6/1/2018 Collection Development and Metadata Services are combining and need an adjusted layout to facilitate working environment. No  
Microbiology & Immunology Sheila Nielsen Wet-Lab Requesting wet-lab space for NASA-funded research with space for multiple pieces of large equipment.   Has current space off-campus that is adequate but building is being vacated. Yes  

Jovanka Voyich

3 Offices (2 to be shared) The AI/AN CTRP is a grant funded research center addressing unique problems in Native communities that face health disparities. 3/1/2018 MSU is home institution of project and needs space for staff.  Yes Requesting 2155 Analysis or on campus

Bridget Kevane

Approved By: Dean Nicol Rae

One private office. New director of Woman, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is currently NTT and does not have office. 8/16/2018 Wilson Hall does not have any known open offices.    Requesting LJ 317
Mech & Industrial Engineering

Kevin Amende

Space for research High bay space (15ft) requested for research in high altitude gas testing. 2/1/2018 No space in current allocation has high bay space Yes  
College of Arts & Architecture

Dean Royce Smith

Garage storage room: First floor Repurposing storage room into an innovative exhibition space to showcase works by MSU Faculty, Students, and Alumni. Exhibit would also be open to the public. Space used for art shows, master classes, demonstrations, and display-oriented activites. 1/1/2018 College of Arts & Architecture has limited gallery exhibition space on campus. This space coincides with the MSU ArtsPark and MSU's strategic plan which encorages display of creative endeavors. No Multiple requesters for this space
Bicycle Task Force

Kristin Blackler

Garage storage room: First floor Bicycle Task Force requesting storage space in garage to be renovated into secure bike storage 8/1/2018 This project would convert an underutilized, unfinished storage area on the ground floor of the parking garage into secure, covered bicycle storage which is in high demand on campus.  No Multiple requesters for this space

Yves Idzerda

Instructional Lab Space New Physics lab space with group tables, white boards, and electrical outlets. 8/1/2018 Physics 3 class labs (AJMJ 137,138, 146) are out completely full 8am-7pm and Physics needs to add a new class section Fall 2018. N/A  

Diane Debinski

Notification of change in occupant New staff sharing lab AJMJ 130 due to old staff leaving MSU.  7/1/2018 N/A Yes Faculty Court 7 will be vacated.
Mech & Ind Engineering

Ron June

Lab CBB 128 Need lab space for new incubator if NIH grant is funded. 6/1/2018 No current space available to house incubator. Yes Grant not yet funded. Notification in March/April.
University Police

Mike Stanley

5 Offices with 2-3 dedicated parking spaces Conference Room

MSU and City of Bozeman are forming new joint SVU and bringing in 4-5 staff members. Requesting space in CFT2, CFT5, or Culbertson. 9/1/2017 New hires and limited available space in Huffman  No Reviewing Faculty Court 23 and 25
Earth Sciences

Mary Hubbard

Approved By: Dean Nicol Rae

Lab with two bench tops and compressed air Lab needed for new hire. Would be for a tabletop FTIR microscope and several petrographic microscopes. There is a need in the space for compressed air. 1/1/2018 New hire Yes  
Plant Science & Plant Pathology

Kevin McPhee

Approved By: John Sherwood

Seed processing lab work space Area 600 square feet or larger. Seed cleaning will generate dust requiring a controlled ventilation room for safety. 3/1/2017 New Pulse Crop Breeding program requires space to store seed both short and long term. Seed samples must be prepared for planting and post harvest. Yes Linfield Garage
Office of International Programs

David DiMaria

Approved By:
Provost Mokwa
Long-term space for operations in central campus OIP would like operations to move to a central office location in central campus area 5/1/2017- 8/1/2017 18 workstations must be accommadated and can be separated based on teams.    
 Human Resources

Cathy Hasenpflug

Approved By:
Terry Leist 
Long-term office space for central HR function

Office space for 27+ staff and filing cabinets/ personnel records.

(Operations in temporary space with lease ending in June 2017)

6/1/2017 HR was removed from Nopper building due to chemical fume disruption. Long-term space needed.    Moved to Renne/Culb 200 Temp.
Human Resources Betsy Webb

Dedicated Training Space for 50+

Space dedicated for employee development programs. Capacity of 50. Seats around round tables, projector, smart podium, white boards, storage, possible adjacent admin space.

7/1/2017 Consistent need for a dedicated space to offer employee development programs. Significant amounts of time are spent finding space and preparing to use spaces that could be used more effectively and efficiently to provide training services.    
University Comm.

Tracy Ellig

Approved By:
Tracy Ellig
New home for University Comm. Office space above ground with space for conference room, private offices, photo studio space, and supply storage. 27+ Staff Flexible University Communications is running out of room on the 4th floor of Culbertson. Space in Culbertson could be better used as faculty offices. Communications has limited interaction with students and is willing to move off campus.   Culb 418-439 would be vacated
Gallatin College School of Interior Design

Teresa Slye

Approved By:
Bob Hietala
Dedicated classroom space for design studio classroom Design studio space for 24 students at a time to work, creating projects. Storage space for materials would also be needed. 8/7/2017 Current space could potentially be reallocated if Romney Hall Renovations take place. GCID would like a dedicated space to accommodate their program in the event of this construction.    

Kenning Arlitsch

Approved By:
Kenning Arlitsch
Compact shelving space and processing space for archival collections Requesting Renne Library basement space to move library stacks to accommodate future renovation (Library Master Plan) as well as an archival processing space. 1/1/2017

1. Move collections from Renne 2 & 3 to basement. Stacks need basement level due to load weight


2.Would like archival processing space for recently acquired Conrad Burns collection.

Shared Services

Laura Humberger

Approved By:
Terry Leist
Office and Cubicle Space for Shared Services (5 person staff) Has outgrown current space (hiring new personnel) 6/3/2016

Previous space request (August 2015) was approved for 117 Linfield but then retracted for more urgent faculty.

Shared services has outgrown space

Institutional Equity Jyl Shaffer Office and Cubicle space for dept Private/confidential space in campus core area 6/3/2016 High profile operation that has outgrown space and is acquiring additional hires.   Vacate Hamilton 114, 116,118
Testing Services Mary Kate McCarney 1-2 Offices in Renne Library Need space for two personnel (Director/Staff) that are approved to begin hiring pending office space. 2/2/2016 Testing services continues to expand operations with increased usage. Staff and administrative space are needed in order to hire more personnel to help with increase work load.