Council of Built Environment

Space Allocation Process

The Galveston Campus of Texas A&M University will use a transparent process of evaluation for any request of new space; construction, demolition, remodeling and renovation of existing space; request for art or campus features; and reallocation of space within units. Requests and evaluations for space allocation can be done under the following guiding principles:

  • The need should align with strategic and aspirational goals (e.g., Research Scholarship, Teaching, and Program Development)
  • Specific areas of performance that are aligned with strategic and aspirational goals will be heavily weighted in space allocation decisions (e.g., grants and contract activity, recruitment and retention of historically under-represented students, development and implementation of high impact and technology-mediated instructional activities, types of degree managed, mentorship of graduate students with appropriate time to degree)

Research Space Management Process

Space at TAMUG is allocated to carry out original research, to train graduate students become productive members of the scientific workforce and to supply “hands-on” training to undergraduate students. Allocation of research space aims to maximize the overall effectiveness of the university. The allocation process is critical as it is recognized that space reallocation will incur cost to the University and the faculty; all efforts will be taken to minimize disruptions in research activities of existing groups. For example, reallocating space for a new faculty member should not disrupt the productivity of existing faculty members.

Process for Selecting a Classroom to Renovate

Every year one classroom is selected to be renovated, with the goal to improve the learning and teaching experience for the students and faculty.  The link below outlines process that has been developed to select the classroom that has the highest need.  Historically the budget for these projects have been $35K per year.

Space Available after Phase 1 Relocation

Once the campus moves into new space in Phase 1 of the Academic Complex, a number of spaces around campus will open up. Council for Built Environment will begin hearing proposals for new uses of this space beginning February 20. When putting proposals together, please follow the guideline posted on the Administration & Auxiliary Service webpage at Drawings of the available space are available at the link below:

Proposals should be submitted to Cari Bishop-Smith no later than 2 business day prior to the requested presentation session. Presentations should not exceed 15 min.

Spaces Recommended by the Council for Built Environment and Approved by the Chief Operating Officer (Stage 1 Approvals)

The following Stage 1 space allocations were recommended by the Council for Built Environment and approved by the Chief Operating Officer:

The Council of Built Environment Committee Members


Patrick Louchouarn,

Grant W. Shallenberger,



Austin Wagstaff,

Therese Skrzyniarz, 

John Kovacevich,

Donna Lang,

Susan Lee,

Joan Mileski,

Bob Moseley, 

Allan Post,

Antonietta Quigg,

Dan Roelke, 

Todd Sutherland,

Grace Townsend,