Public space in research facilities: Drawing in the community to engage, excite, and educate

Jarrett Pelletier, AIA
Associate Principal
Ennead Architects

The benefits of "science on display" are evident in engaging campus populations, but new methods to engage a larger, constantly refreshed public population provide even greater outreach and engagement potential. Session leaders will examine the effects of co-locating two dynamic programs -- research labs and science-based museums -- to facilitate connections between university researchers and the public while also encouraging collegial interaction among science departments. They demonstrate what a “neighborhood” approach can deliver in terms of accommodating a variety of research needs and illustrate solutions for engaging the public while creating efficient, flexible, and secure spaces for graduate level science. 

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