Latest Reports

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  • Adding Manufacturing to a Pharmaceutical Research Lab

    Extra Precision Helps Philadelphia Facility Meet FDA and EU Standards

    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is joining a growing wave of pharmaceutical research facilities that are incorporating small-scale manufacturing into their spaces. Fitting the manufacturing suites into an underground floor of an...

  • Achieving Better Academic Space Utilization Through Strategic Relocation, Remodeling, and Demolition

    University of Missouri Adopts Stewardship Model to Reduce Deferred Maintenance and Operating Costs

    The University of Missouri (MU) will eliminate 750,000 sf of education and general facilities space by 2023 in order to reduce costs and improve overall space quality and utilization. The initiative will allow the university to save approximately...

  • Reimagining and Reusing 20th Century Buildings for Modern Engineering

    Three Case Studies Offer Strategies for Success

    Most academic science buildings constructed in the mid-20th century were not designed to support the interdisciplinary, collaborative, and entrepreneurial dynamics of modern engineering teaching and research that occupy these buildings today....

  • Big Data for Better Design

    Campus Projects and Master Plans Take Cues from Real Information

    Almost every field of endeavor has been supercharged in recent years by the advent of “big data”—the ability of computers to process and analyze large data sets to gather insights. The business of creating student spaces on campuses is no...

  • Five Space Planning Principles to Avoid the Inefficiencies of Research Program Turnover

    Savings Are Possible Through Precise Planning, Partnerships

    Churn—it’s the constant, costly reality of research space utilization, with a price tag that’s often underestimated. Also underestimated? The opportunity for organizations to realize cost savings, operational streamlining, and overall...