Prior to September 1, 1998, the TAMU facilities coordination function occurred within the Office of the Institutional Studies and Planning (now called Data & Research Services).
The decision to create the Office of Facilities Coordination was generally driven by two factors:
The magnitude and complexity of the TAMU facilities inventory. Over 38,000 rooms, accounting for over 12.5 million assignable square feet, must be individually identified, categorized and quantified annually to facilitate TAMU's receipt of its infrastructure funding from the Texas legislature.
The changing nature of facilities development in higher education as a whole. Tightening budgets have lessened the opportunity for construction of new buildings to address existing space needs. Greater efficiency requires detailed analyses to provide information and objective evaluations as management tools for space allocations and related plans.