The easy answer to increased demand for STEM space is to build a new facility, but underappreciated and underutilized older buildings are too often overlooked as a potential resource. John Starr and Ben Elliott examine build new vs. renovate decision-making rationales being employed to meet increased space requirements, and they identify cost mitigation effects of responsive programming and facility reuse.
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.
The value of campus-wide wellness and well-being efforts toward improving student success is being widely embraced by university leaders -- a dynamic which has kicked off capital plans for an array of new and renovated spaces. Eric Hawkes identifies facility types and campus locations that are prime candidates for housing wellness initiatives.
Faced with high demand for admin offices, changing needs, and shortages of space, how can institutions restructure their campus workplace strategy to optimize the amounts, types, and locations for staff?
Three case studies: Programming processes that unite and manage disparate interests in a single building
Single-program buildings are a thing of the past. The new norm is collocating multiple programs in a single building, and the associated challenges of reconciling conflicting priorities, delivering on special requirements and space needs, and managing expectations. Session leaders profile three multidisciplinary building projects and lay out a proven process for building consensus.
This session examines new space strategies for four primary academic space types - classrooms, research laboratories, collaboration spaces, and maker spaces - that are upending the status quo and leading the way toward vastly improved student engagement. Charles Kirby and Brian Tucker illustrate evidence-based strategies and facility solutions that deliver opportunities for academic innovation for students across multiple disciplines to engage, learn, collaborate, and invent.
Remote workforce and team alignment/engagement strategies for engagement, productivity, customer satisfaction, cost savings
This session examines the relationship between space, workforce engagement, and customer satisfaction in two contexts: Remote working, and public-facing team-based workspace arrangements. Liz Nix examines staffing strategies, square footage allocations, remote workforce model, workstation configurations, and cost targets that have reshaped Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Patient Access Services group and improved retention, raised productivity, increased patient satisfaction, and delivered maximum space occupancy and utilization.
University of Missouri’s space reduction and strategic relocation plan is reworking their campus to remove outdated buildings and put high-quality facilities and high-value programs where they can have the greatest impact. Gerald Morgan sets out decision-making criteria and action plans to identify high-potential locations, demolish facilities with inadequate infrastructure or large backlog of deferred maintenance, reduce space requirements, and reconstruct competitive facility and technology networks.
The job of communicating space data is one that requires a specialized skill set; executives and department managers often don’t understand space data, or the far-reaching impacts their decisions can bring. To enrich executive-level conversations and enable informed decision-making across your organization, robust visualization, storytelling, and consistency are must-have’s.
The process of furniture selection can be a major determining factor in the success or failure of workplace change initiatives – even more significant than eliminating the walls and doors of private offices. Margaret Serrato sets out an array of furniture options being adopted by leading corporations to unlock new workplace efficiencies, improve employee satisfaction and engagement, and mitigate risks.