Mosaic Space Consulting is at the leading edge of initiatives in Australia, New Zealand and the UK to further the effectiveness and efficiency of education estates use, especially in the field of teaching and learning space. The company's contributions to campus and building planning projects have produced more efficient buildings and the promotion and delivery of sustainable practices. Mosaic is part of ongoing development of new methodologies and systems to provide a clearer understanding of space information, and we are continually working to create innovative approaches and solutions. An example of our work can be found below.
Learning Spaces Projection Study
A large institution with widely dispersed campuses was experiencing sustained and rapid growth in student enrolment, together with a comprehensive restructuring of teaching delivery. The university required an in depth analysis of historical and present use of learning spaces, and projections of teaching space needs for the next seven years.
Mosaic Space Consulting was commissioned to undertake a linear regression analysis of room utilisation using the previous four year's timetabling data. This exercise was supplemented by the production of RUIS space utilisation reports for the timetabling years, and with comparisons of room utilisation by room type on each campus, for each of the timetabled years. This enabled a baseline for projected growth to be established.
In collaboration with the university's registry office, Mosaic Space then enhanced the results by adding the following seven years' enrolments projections, to determine a footprint of space needs for every room type at all of the institution's campuses. The results were refined by further work that that highlighted opportunities for creating innovative teaching spaces to improve student experience and modernize the built environment. Lastly, an accommodation schedule was prepared that established the required size and number of rooms for every space type on each of the six campuses of the university.
Space Utilisation Audit Services