August 14-15, 1959
Volume 8 - Page 150
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
August 14, 1959
At the request of the State Planning Board, the Board of Regents
met in Room 205, Morrill Hall on Friday, August 14, 1959 to hear
Mr. Walter Jacobs, President of SUA, Inc. (Space Utilization
Analysts) of New York City, discuss the services which his firm
has to offer.
Present: Regents Anderson, Arnold, Broadbent, Lombardi, Tyson;
Planning Board members Isbell, Bissell, Selvin; Faculty Develop-
ment Committee members Broten, Blodgett, Scheid, Yates, Wood,
Rogers; President Armstrong, and Mr. Jacobs. Reporters were
Laxalt and Hulse.
Vice Chairman Lombardi called the meeting to order at 8 P.M.
Mr. Jacobs was introduced by Mr. Bissell, who described the help
which Mr. Jacobs' firm has been willing to afford to the State
Planning Board on numerous occasions.
Mr. Jacobs explained the process which his firm uses in gather-
ing and recording data for the space utilization studies which
his firm has developed. By thorough study of buildings, student
enrollment, curricula and all available pertaining factors, and
by conference with University Administrators and staff regarding
present and future programming, an analysis would be made of
space needs for the University, together with budgets for 5-year
periods necessary to meet the space needs of the University. Mr.
Jacobs estimated the cost of a complete study and survey, includ-
ing master planning, to be not over $100,000, the charge of his
firm for space utilization studies to be between $50,000 and
$60,000 for both Campuses, and the study to carry the needs of
the University to the year 2000.
Following Mr. Jacobs' presentation, he answered questions and
participated in general discussion with the Regents and the
Mr. Bissell proposed that, if the Board of Regents agree with the
Planning Board that these studies are necessary and important,
the University request from the Legislature funds to meet the
Dr. Lombardi thanked Mr. Jacobs and the State Planning Board for
making it possible for the Regents to meet with Mr. Jacobs.
The consensus was that the matter will be given careful thought.
No action was taken.
The meeting adjourned at 10 P.M.