Harvey H. Kaiser Associates, Inc.

Harvey H. Kaiser Associates, Inc.
A Consulting Firm Specializing in: Architecture, Urban Planning & Facilities Management

Space and Accommodations Study (1998-2000)

Review of Space Requirements Formula and Standards (2004-2006)

University Grants Committee of Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China


Professor John MALPAS

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President, The University of Hong Kong

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HHK, in association with Leigh & Orange (Hong Kong) provided services as prime contractor for a Space and Accommodations Study for the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong.  The UGC manages capital program requests to the Hong Kong government for the eight constituent universities.  Use of outdated space planning standards required an evaluation of existing campus space needs and guidance contained in a United Kingdom set of standards.  The Study included an international survey of space planning standards.  In addition, HHK conducted site visits to observe space conditions, conducted an extensive number of interviews, and reviewed data and documents. 

Based on an evaluation of the survey and comparative data on the eight institutions, HHK developed a comprehensive set of space planning standards tailored to the needs of the UGC.  The standards abandoned the previous guidelines and introduced a new methodology and standards for all categories of space. A demonstration of application of new standards to assess current and future campus space needs illustrated the impact of the revised methodology.  HHK provided several presentations to the University Grants Committee governing board and interested parties.  Recommendations of the Study adopted by the UGC serve as guidance for capital project requests and for project funding authorization by the government of the People’s Republic of China.

In 2004-2006, the UGC retained HHK, in association with Leigh & Orange (Hong Kong) to review the space requirements formula and standards previously developed by HHK, in anticipation of a revised academic program.  The program to be implemented in 2012 will change baccalaureate requirements from three to four years.

The study engaged HHK with the entire capital planning process and data collection methods.  HHK extensively interviewed campus administrators, faculty, and staff as part of the study. Recommended changes in the space requirements formula and standards were accepted and implemented by the UGC.  A Space Use Inventory Manual prepared by HHK was adopted and implemented.

  • City University of Hong Kong 
  • Hong Kong Baptist University 
  • Lingnan University 
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Education 
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 
  • The University of Hong Kong
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Syracuse, NY 13224
Tel: 315-446-5865
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