Case study: Renovation and right-sizing strategies for legacy research facilities

Managing Principal
Assoc Dean, Research & Facilities

Research facilities dating back to the 60’s and 70’s are now seriously limiting science program competitiveness and recruitment initiatives, and deciding on revitalization strategies, scopes, and budgets should be top priority. In this case study of UT Austin’s recently-completed Welch Hall renovation, Sarah Lindenfeld and Dean Appling chart the science facility master plan development and implementation and night-and-day transformational results -- including highly efficient lab layouts, flexibility, MEP system upgrades, and allocation of dedicated high-performance and multi-function science space. They demonstrate how a “flavors of research technology” organizing model achieves science program, scope, and cost targets.

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