Campus Strategy & Analytics
The campus environment is filled with promise and challenges, as higher education institutions address evolving pedagogies, increasingly sophisticated research infrastructure, ever-present funding issues and recruitment and retention goals. The implementation of data analytics helps institutions become more informed in creating campus strategies that provide solutions for these challenges. Guided by objective, data-driven insights into workforce needs, space efficiency, economic projections and other factors, we help our clients create more sustainable, resilient and adaptable institutions.
SmithGroup has partnered with hundreds of higher education clients globally to help them plan for the future. Our integrated, interdisciplinary teams have dedicated their careers to serving academia, with expertise in educational master planning, facilities programming, project management, academic administration and several other specialties.
Our campus strategy and analytics services stand out for our rigorous, well-documented approach, based on objective analysis and forecasts that we glean with customized software tools. The key to our success is understanding the key tasks and developing an implementation strategy through a four-step approach: discovery, analysis, outcomes and documentation. Hard data guides our recommendations, along with peer comparisons and benchmarking studies to confirm outcomes. Whether working with a local college, private faith-based institution or major research university, we tailor our services to meet the needs of each client. SmithGroup brings the analytical talent, tools and documentation to strategically position today’s institutions for tomorrow’s challenges.