It works! Open offices, labs, lab support and computational spaces in research facilities

Tim Williams, LEED AP BD+C
ZGF Architects

Nicole Cooper
Project Architect
ZGF Architects

Steve Tatge, RA, LEED AP
Exec Director, Major Capital Projects
Univ of Washington

For a case study in how an institution can launch a flexible, open plan, collaborative work environment initiative and successfully bring together diverse groups of researchers from across the campus, look no further than the Molecular and Nano Engineering & Sciences Building at the University of Washington. Session leaders detail critical planning steps including end-user engagement, change management, and post-occupancy evaluation, and they reveal results from the launch of open offices, labs, lab support, and computational space. They identify what worked and what didn’t, and how Phase Two will be informed by issues identified in post occupancy interviews.

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Forum K
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 2:20pm-3:15pm
Continuing Education
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