Modernization and expansion: New strategies for research program growth that leverage existing facilities

Brian Tucker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Academic Planning & Design
EYP Architecture & Engineering

Melissa Burns, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Academic Planning & Design
EYP Architecture & Engineering

The demand for research program space is intensifying as organizations are pressed for lab capacity to compete in the world of limited research dollars. In this session, EYP provides near-term alternatives to multi-year, capital-intensive new construction initiatives by employing strategic modernizations and renovations to modernize existing facilities and satisfy immediate demand. They examine methods for setting user expectations and engagement throughout the design, managing costs, and effectively balancing mission and goals for research. They detail lessons learned and workarounds for existing facility and building system limitations, and examine new swing space and phasing strategies.

Continuing Education
AIA CES Units: 
1.00
HSW Units: 
1.00