Generic/flexible vs. highly specialized research space: Emerging research programs impose very new requirements

Michael J. Reagan, AIA, NCARB
Vice President, Science and Technology Lead
Stantec Architecture

Shawn Maley, LEED AP
Senior Associate
Stantec

Paul M. Pohlod, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Principal
Stantec

Advanced research facilities must now adapt to a variety of science programs and space demands; however the current-best-wisdom generic flexible labs can fall short of accommodating unique programs with highly specialized needs. In this session, Stantec examines research facilities solutions required for wet research labs, organic chemistry, physics dry labs, and computational labs, and bespoke infrastructure for space including plant growth, vivaria, insectary, aquatics, and imaging. They detail plans and metrics for shared scientific work environments, and systems to accommodate technical requirements such as temperature/humidity control, vibration isolation, and biocontainment.

Continuing Education
AIA CES Units: 
1.00
HSW Units: 
1.00