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DivcoWest Constructs Life Sciences Facility at Cambridge Crossing
DivcoWest broke ground in June of 2021 on a 375,000-sf life sciences facility in the Cambridge Crossing innovation district.
University of Oregon Opens First Phase of Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact
The University of Oregon dedicated the first phase of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact in December of 2020 in Eugene.
Stanford University Opens ChEM-H and Neurosciences Complex
Stanford University opened a $256 million biomedical research complex in November of 2019 in Stanford, Calif.
Designing Academic Research Facilities for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The term “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (4IR) was coined in 2016 by Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, to describe the exponential transformation society and commerce are experiencing due to converging breakthroughs in numerous fields, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, the internet of things (IoT), and quantum computing. While this latest advancement is to some degree an extension of the third revolution (aka: The Digital Revolution), 4IR is considered a new era because of the unprecedented speed, scope, and systems impact of the coming changes. It is evolving at an exponential rate rather than a linear one and is expected to disrupt entire systems of production, management, transportation, and governance on a global scale. In response, a new breed of interdisciplinary research facility is emerging, as academic institutions try to anticipate training students for the unforeseen demands of the 4IR.
Purdue University Plans Gateway Complex
Purdue University will begin construction in spring of 2020 on the $140 million Gateway Complex in West Lafayette, Ind.
University of Michigan Opens Biological Science Building
The University of Michigan opened the $261 million Biological Science Building in April of 2019 in Ann Arbor.
Stanford University Dedicates Bass Biology Research Building
Stanford University opened the $107 million Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Biology Research Building in March of 2019 in Palo Alto, Calif.
Johns Hopkins University Plans Interdisciplinary Academic Hub in Renovated Newseum
Johns Hopkins University is planning to create an interdisciplinary academic hub on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.
UT Austin Transitions from Departmental to Theme-Based Engineering
Opened in August 2017, the Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC) at UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering is a leading-edge STEM environment with open and flexible space for active learning, hands-on student projects, and research, as well as maker space for prototyping marketable products that solve real-world problems. By maximizing transparency, the building’s designers supported the Cockrell School’s goal of fostering collaboration and interdisciplinary research. The building has also become an iconic campus gateway that puts the process of engineering on display and offers public access to its café, study spaces, and meeting rooms.
University of Texas at Austin Opens Graduate Business Facility
The University of Texas at Austin opened the $186 million Robert B. Rowling Hall in February of 2018.