Office of Space Planning

The Office of Space Planning is the Chancellor's designee in the allocation of space in all educational and administrative facilities.

  • Advise senior leadership on all space related matters
  • Provide detailed space utilization analysis on both educational and administrative facilities
  • Provide first-hand support to school principals on space related issues
  • Support Chancellor's initiatives by way of providing strategic space and capital planning for new schools and instructional programs
  • Serve as liaison to the New York City's Design Commission


The Department of Education has many schools and instructional programs that are accessible to mobility impaired students. For general inquiries about accessibility, please contact the Office of Space Planning at

Facilities Portfolio Committee

The Facilities Portfolio Committee is a cross-functional team tasked with coordinating various New York City Department of Education strategic initiatives in support of instructional goals and objectives.

The committee develops policies and procedures with respect to facilities planning and utilization.

Facilities Teams

The Facilities Teams are borough-based cross-functional teams that are responsible for efficiently and effectively addressing any building specific issues. For a list of Facilities Teams by borough, please click here.