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The University of Hawaii at Hilo dedicated the $31 million Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy in December of 2019.
Michigan State University and Health Innovation Partners Break Ground on Medical Innovation Building
Michigan State University broke ground on the $85 million Doug Meijer Innovation Building in Grand Rapids in November of 2019.
The University of Houston System opened its $46.8 million Katy campus in October of 2019.
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville broke ground in October of 2018 on a $129 million engineering building.
Northern State University opened the $25.2 million Jewett Regional Science Education Center in late August of 2019 in Aberdeen, S.D.
Colorado State University will break ground in early 2020 on the $200 million National Western Center Campus in Denver.
Imagine a baby born today. She’s smart and science-minded. Through good luck and hard work, she earns her doctorate early, and by age 31, she is solidly embarked on a research career. What does her lab look like? That’s what two SmithGroup thought leaders—Adam Denmark, director of Laboratory Planning, and Steve Palumbo, Science and Technology Studio leader—sought to find out with their team members though a yearlong research initiative they called LAB2050. Collectively, the SmithGroup team and their client advisors defined six categories that they used to project current trends forward—technology, funding and partnerships, energy and the environment, collaboration, synergies, and planning and design—and to visualize the new ones that might emerge.
Asking a company to define its culture often results in an ambiguous response, but answering that question is key to addressing business concerns with the most effective workplace and organizational design solutions. Organizational strategies reflect the structure of the business, can identify workflow and system inadequacies, and should support workplace design. Assessing a company’s business objectives, functional needs, space utilization, necessary workplace improvements, user requirements, and operating capabilities can be instrumental in making the best design decisions. This approach is built on a foundation of viewing design as an enterprise-level service capable of solving business problems, and not just real estate issues.
The University of Michigan opened the $261 million Biological Science Building in April of 2019 in Ann Arbor.
Boston University is engaged in a $112 million renovation and expansion of the Goldman School of Dental Medicine.