Policy 639.00 - Building Aesthetics

  This Replaces
File: 639.00 639.00
Date: 7/1/03 10/01/96

ORIGINATOR: Associate Vice President, Operations

SUBJECT: Building Aesthetics

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all UMUC Facilities have a uniform standard of aesthetics for all areas throughout each complex. Our desire is to maintain attractive facilities for students, faculty, staff and guests.

  1. Public Spaces
    The only items that may be placed in public spaces are building signage and artwork. The placement of signage in public hallways, lobby, and other public spaces is the responsibility of the Associate Vice President, Operations. The placement of artwork in public spaces is the responsibility of the Arts Director. All materials will be hung in conjunction with the facilities management department.
  2. Common Areas
    Common areas consist of student, faculty, and staff lounges, conference rooms, office reception areas, and other semi-public space. These areas generally have bulletin boards or pin boards. Requests to hang items in these areas should be submitted, by the unit supervisor, to the Associate Vice President, Operations and/or the Contract Administrator. All information displayed on these boards must contain only official UMUC information. Upon approval, requests to hang the boards will be done by the facilities management staff.
  3. Office Space
    All items hung or placed in offices shall be in good taste and appropriate to a professional office environment. To keep walls and modular units in good condition, tape, toggle bolts, and anchor fasteners are not to be used. The number of items on available "wall" space should be limited so as not to give a cluttered appearance and all items should be framed and displayed in a professional manner. It is expected that individuals will install their own framed items. Requests for fasteners for the modular units can be made with the facilities management office. UMUC provides bookcases where necessary; therefore, no shelves are to be installed.

Items not covered in this Policy or requiring clarification should be referred to the Associate Vice President, Operations and/or Contract Administrator for approval before items are hung.