The Bentley University Academic Space Plan provides data analytics, establishes space management policies, and prioritizes specific investments within the university’s 10-year facility plan. Scenarios evolved from a rigorous understanding of current space use practices and, driven by an interest in new business models and cost containment, highlighted opportunities for improved efficiencies that did not compromise the academic mission. Rather than approaching buildings on an individual basis, the plan offers a portfolio approach which maximizes the holistic impact of individual interventions, highlights sequencing implications, and minimizes new construction, while capably responding to academic imperatives. For example, a near-term renovation will right-size the classroom pool, allowing for the creation of more student-oriented collaboration spaces while also expanding team-based active learning environments; accommodate an academic services reorganization; and enforce a new standard office size. The renovation sets up a series of domino projects that right-sizes program allocations, improves adjacencies, and relocates signature programs to more prominent locations. The plan creates ongoing space management and administrative practices to ensure that high-quality data and integrated decision making drive future investments.