AstraZeneca South San Francisco Site: A new benchmark for collaborative lab-office environments and activity-based workplaces

Research industry facilities are now being developed with activity-based workplace designs supporting new collaborative lab-office environments, distinctive amenities, shared resources, and an abundance of natural light. AstraZeneca’s just-opened South San Francisco Site is a leading example of this type of next-generation research workplace. Martin Sharpless and Paul Long illustrate the design rationales, space allocation metrics, designs for collaboration, and the amenities that attract talent and promote innovation.

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Thematic STEM vs. focused-discipline science buildings: Value-based analysis for today's competitive academic institutions

The benefits of collaborative science have triggered an interdisciplinary science and engineering building boom pressing institutions toward program convergence, shared physical resources, open workspace, and team-based research and education. But is this facility direction the right choice for your institution? Session leaders contrast the decision making and planning strategies that determined the designs of two distinct science facilities at University of Massachusetts, Amherst – one dedicated-science building and one built for trans-disciplinary groups.

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Research facilities that adapt readily to major program changes – even while under construction!

Long-term facility adaptability is one of the most significant drivers in research facility design, and major program changes while under construction really put adaptability features to the test. In this session, Tim Reynolds and Patrick Jones demonstrate adaptability in action with a case study of a building programmed for research groups experiencing a mid-construction program change toward clinical training and education.

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Research facilities features to accelerate discovery-to-market and bench-to-bedside

In this session you’ll see facility strategies for accelerating speed to market, integrating emerging technologies, better equipping the biopharmaceutical and biomanufacturing workforce, and delivering space to attract industry partners.

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A new standard for centralized scientific cores

The latest, greatest model for centralized scientific core facilities is MIT.nano, where 2,000 MIT researchers in more than 150 research groups will use the most advanced research labs, fabrication tools, and materials processing capabilities available including cleanroom, imaging, and prototyping facilities for disciplines spanning energy, health, life sciences, quantum sciences, electronics, and manufacturing.  Session leaders illustrate the rationales for the central site selection and interconnection with neighboring buildings, and detail the academic vision, collaborative features, pro

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Interdisciplinary research labs: The new facility benchmarks and metrics you need to know

New interdisciplinary research facility planning data is surfacing after several years of operational experience, and this session coalesces the new workplace benchmarks and metrics that will be critical for your next project. Session leaders demonstrate programming, design, and operational metrics, data, and benchmarks that promise robust workplace communications, improved face-time among disciplines, increased sharing of scientific tools, and faster speed to market of research findings.

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Leveraging the Entrepreneurial Mindset of Silicon Valley: The Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation at Santa Clara University

STEM programs across the country are looking to integrate student entrepreneurship programs with science, engineering and technology curricula, and there’s no more fertile ground for this than in Silicon Valley. Presenters will detail how nine campus buildings at Santa Clara University were designed, renovated, and occupied over the course of 10 months to create a 330,000-sf integrated center for transformational STEM education.

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Critical vibration control strategies for nanolithography, e-beam metrology and high-sensitivity instruments

Electron beam lithography, electron microscopes, and emerging ultra-precision instruments are becoming critical for the success of nanotech, materials, and life science research programs and facilities, and building vibration is a potential program killer you need to get ahead of! Steve Ryan details how to plan for the extremely low-vibration environments demanded by nanoscale and other advanced technology spaces, including passive vibration isolation, massive isolated plinths, and point-of-use inertial active vibration control pedestals.

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Intelligent integrated solutions for controlling the total research lab environment

New intelligent technologies that combine control and management of HVAC, containment, lighting, and daylighting in a single platform are enabling organizations to move beyond the traditional (and costly) “lab as energy consumer” approach to a holistic operating efficiency strategy. Paul Fuson demonstrates the advantages of Siemens’ Total Room Automation for Life Science in engaging building operators, energy managers, EHS officers, lab managers, and scientists to significantly impact energy consumption, operations, safety and compliance.

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Academic cGMP clinical trial batch suites: From grant application success to construction

The demand for CGMP clinical batch trial suites are on the rise at academic institutions, and rigorous grant application and facility design and construction requirements must be navigated with precision. Mark Paskanik, Amy Caparoni and Steve Triggiano use a case study from the Duke Human Vaccine Institute to chart the steps and techniques used to coordinate stakeholder input and meet regulatory guidelines while staying true to project vision, budget, and schedule.

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