Latest Reports

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  • Rutgers University’s Richard Weeks Hall Brings Engineering to the Forefront on a Large Urban Campus

    Design Supports Growing Trend for Faculty to Share, Rather than “Own,” Lab Space

    Rutgers University’s new 110,000-sf, $84 million Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering, designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) and opened in 2018, provides state-of-the-art teaching suites and labs for concept development, pilot manufacturing,...

  • Back to Campus: Guidance on Learning Space Planning, Protocols, Change Management

    Smaller Classes and Universal Buy-In Required

    With this virtual school year coming to a close, college and university administrators are striving to envision how their campuses, and particularly learning spaces, might adjust in the near term when students return; 70 percent of institutions...

  • How to Build a “Workhorse” Research Facility

    Lessons from the Past Shape New and Improved Laboratory Space at Arizona State

    Envision a highly adaptable, flexible, and sustainable research building, with maximized lab square footage and a thriving, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary environment. Arizona State University attained this vision of a workhorse facility...

  • The Future of Office Design

    Will Cubicles Make a Comeback?

    At some point, we will power down our makeshift home offices and return to the workplace. What that will look like is the subject of much discussion, but many agree that office space will undergo a substantial post-pandemic redesign. Communal...

  • The Academic Library as Learning Commons

    Transforming Libraries to Facilitate Engaging Experiences

    If you haven’t been to a library lately, get ready for a surprise. Today’s academic libraries are not just places to get information, but to create it. To help their users succeed, institutions are transforming libraries by bringing together...