What if our spaces inform who we are?

It’s been a busy week, but I don’t have much physical to show for it. The spaces I have been using to work on the thesis catalog have mostly been other people's offices. I have spent a lot of time talking to various professors, as well as the dean in hopes of figuring out the best way to accomplish my goal—this is the research phase.
    The majority of my week has been organizing information, refining ideas, talking to mentors and professors, trying to raise money to print the book, and trying to figure out the best format for the book. My initial numbers for the cost of the book we're quite prohibitive, as an order to due this book properly, I intend to give each student a two page spread, and with 101 students projected to participate in thesis that's already more than 200 pages. I now know that I will be contacting the dean and all of the department chairs to request that they each write a forward specific to their department, each of whom (12 people) will get one page. I will be writing the acknowledgements, as well as including an alphabetical index, the colophon and other front matter (half title, frontispiece, title, dedication, table of contents, etc.), which gives me an estimate of approximately 250 pages. 
    I made a 250 page process book last semester for my short film, Shifting Focus, so I know I can do this in one semester, but my one biggest fear now is that some people will not give me information I need in a timely manner. This is going to be great experience for me as a project manager for a large-scale editorial design—large scale by my definition, as I've never taken on a project of this size before. I'm in the process of figuring out all the deadlines for the pieces I already know I need, and with that I need to define the word count for each section so nobody goes over their allotted space.
    Now I just need to figure out who can help me to proof this monstrosity when I am nearing completion. I will be accepting writings from 113 people with varying levels of experience. I already know that I am not the best with grammar. I always try to annunciate and speak properly, but when it comes to writing—well, there's a reason I ask my wife to look at everything I right before I submit it.
    For now, I have a number of additional meetings already scheduled for next week, and I will begin interviewing my fellow graphic design majors and photographing their studios. It’s a lot to do, and I'm scared out of my mind, but I am also quite excited to see how this turns out.