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About us

University Research Space Planning is a unit of the ASU Knowledge Enterprise. A faculty-staff team provides oversight of research facilities within the Knowledge Enterprise. Our goal is to provide the best possible support to research functions while using university resources efficiently.

Services for researchers

If you are a researcher looking for space, contact your unit’s dean or director. They will work closely with our office to determine research space allocation

Biodesign facilities operations and maintenance concerns

For Biodesign facilities operations and maintenance concerns, contact [email protected]. For operations and maintenance requests in other research buildings, visit the CFO’s Requests for Service site.

Explore ASU’s Core Research Facilities

To explore ASU’s Core Research Facilities, such as electron microscopes, highperformance computing, nanofabrication, NMR and more, visit the Core Research Facilities website.

Set up a recharge center

If you wish to set up a recharge center — a facility or service that you share to internal or external customers for a fee — contact [email protected].

For any other questions related to research space planning, contact us at:

[email protected]

The URSP team

Erik Halle, Senior Director

In his current role, Erik manages strategic space planning, surveys, planning and policy development. Prior to joining Knowledge Enterprise as research facilities and infrastructure administrator, Erik served five years at ASU as a project manager with Capital Programs Management Group. He has a degree in architecture, and before joining ASU worked in Europe for 16 years managing architectural design and construction of oil platforms.

Greg Aldridge, Assistant Director

Greg supports the planning, design and construction of labs and lab buildings at every level from specifying components to conducting strategic planning studies. He has spent 10 years with several units at ASU, focused primarily on labs in the physical sciences but ranging from archaeology to molecular biology to materials engineering. He has degrees in mechanical engineering and history, both from ASU.

Melissa Vasley, Coordinator

Melissa supports the building report analysis, annual space survey reporting and process improvement. Melissa joined ASU at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability (now known as the Global Futures Laboratory) in spring 2017, moving to University Research Space Planning in fall 2019. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Russian and linguistics, and before joining ASU taught English abroad for 3 years. She is currently pursuing a second bachelor’s in business data analytics.