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. They address efficient space allocation, equipment and lab support shared-access strategies. They also deliver valuable lessons learned from construction through initial occupancy and operations.

Continuing Education
Professional Development Hour (PDH)
 
0.50

Renovation or new construction? Programmatic, infrastructure, and cost considerations

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. They enumerate key functional needs for STEM facilities including awide array of new space types that respond to the increasingly team-based, collaborative, and interdisciplinary activities. They demonstrate how new construction or reuse might best support the next generation research and learners.

Continuing Education
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
 
1.00
AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW)
 
1.00
Professional Development Hour (PDH)
 
1.00

Construction cost forecast and timing decisions for capital projects

Mounting pressure on construction costs will impact all projects on the drawing boards, both new construction and renovations. Attend this session to get better pricing and more accurate budget figures, and better understand construction cost drivers for different academic programs. James Vermeulen and Blair Tennant deliver up-to-date construction cost forecasts based on the latest employment data, government spending trends, commodity prices, and cost data from more than 100 projects. Using analyses of equities, GDP, and construction labor markets, they illustrate regional construction pricing targets for the next two years and demonstrate bid and purchasing strategies that lock in costs and reduce risk.

Continuing Education
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
 
1.00
Professional Development Hour (PDH)
 
1.00

The Hybrid Workplace of the Future: Re-imagining the Office After the Pandemic

The massive work-from-home experiment underway, triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, proved that people can work remotely. When the pandemic eventually ends though, it is likely that the office we return to will not be the office we left. Instead, we are likely to see a new hybrid workplace that combines part-time remote working and office space designed for effective collaboration. JLL research predicts that 30 percent of all office space will be consumed flexibly by 2030. Understanding and utilizing agile workspace will be a key element to creating the new blended workplace of future.  Join Michael Schley, Founder of FM:Systems, as he explores what the new normal might look like and how the office might be re-imagined.

Continuing Education
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
 
1.00
Professional Development Hour (PDH)
 
1.00