Who We Are

Kathy Johnson
Director of Space Planning, Utilizationi and Administration  (ext. 2796)

Kathy holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Phoenix in Business Management and a master's degree from California State University, Fresno in Public Administration. Prior to coming to the University of Memphis, she worked over 20 years in Facilities Management at California State University, Fresno starting out in their budget department and serving in several capacities before finally becoming the Associate Director of Planning and Administration.

Kathy's role in the Office of Space Planning includes continuous analysis of space use and types toward effectively assisting the university with space programming and planning for both current and future space needs. Additionally, she is responsible for the maintenance and reporting requirements associated with the Physical Facilities Inventory (PFI) database.

Lauren W. Kane
Manager of Space Planning, Utilization and Administration (ext. 2546)

Lauren is the newest member of the Space Planning and Utilization office. She has worked for the University of Memphis for seven years with the Campus Planning and Design Department. Lauren has worked on numerous projects for University, as both an interior designer and project manager. Lauren is an alumnus of the University of Memphis and holds a BFA in Interior Design from the Department of Architecture. She is currently pursuing her NCIDQ license to become a registered Interior Designer.

Lauren's responsibilities for the University include: meeting with clients to define project goals and priorities, observation of the existing space and circulation, provide space allocations in compliance with the International Building Codes and Americans with Disabilities Act, recommendations of new space layouts for maximum space functions and inter-communication, develops plans and layouts for furniture, equipment placement, data and electrical and lighting. Lauren also updates all of the Universities space data via Archibus and our Facility Management Drawings in AutoCad.