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University of California, San Francisco
In 2005, Flad Architects completed work on a replacement of The Parnassus Seismic Services Building, a 84,000-sf research facility and vivarium located on the medical school campus...
In 2004, an interdisciplinary team of design professionals, sociologists, and a retired entomologist embarked on a series of three projects evaluating the scientific/engineering environment from an analytical, not qualitative, standpoint.
Time is highly valued by scientists. Cost matters to facilities managers. Productivity is critical to research administrators. Productivity, with its myriad of contributing variables, is notoriously difficult to measure, and the time of...
Transforming innovative science into breakthrough therapies and products is an art form at Genentech Inc. in South San Francisco, Calif. The company's new chemistry lab features an innovative design that is ideal for researchers working in an...
Interdisciplinary research programs and multidisciplinary teaching models are significantly impacting the design of science buildings. Gone are the days when science buildings were purposely designed to isolate researchers from varying...
The Howard Taylor Ricketts Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (HTRL) is one of 13 regional and two national biosafety labs funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The HTRL is owned and operated by the University of...
"There are probably quite a few definitions for the term ‘integrated animal facility,'" says Steve Freson, principal and facility planner with Flad Architects, "especially defining the animal facility when operating under high containment....
Researching Select Agents such as anthrax or avian influenza frequently requires integrating animal housing into the high-containment microbiological research environment. However, incorporating these animal facilities into such an environment...
ZymoGenetics, a subsidiary of Novo Nordisk of Denmark, is pursuing an aggressive approach to drug discovery centered on its core expertise: protein discovery and bioinformatics.
The programmatic needs, future growth patterns and corporate...
The mission of the Product Development Center is to foster the collaborative development of product designs and manufacturing processes for the future success of Harley-Davidson through the integration of new technologies.