Building for scalability and flexibility in multiuser vivariums

September 26-27, 2022
Michele Cunneen, BA LATG

Early-stage biotech and university research is experiencing explosive growth and all new expansion/colocation efforts must prioritize maximum facility flexibility and scalability. In this session, Michele Cunneen profiles a facility design process that distills needs and wants of researchers and deliver solutions that accommodate multiple research programs, rapidly changing research directions, and expanded capacity. She illustrates concept drawings and collaborative design strategies that help direct end-user conversations toward sharing of space and equipment. She identifies how to plan for multiple future-use scenarios including facility repurposing into non-animal space. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 8:05am-9:00am
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW)