Creating the right workplace for intellectual collisions, collaboration, and flexibility

Kip Ellis, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Design Principal

Amy Coburn
Dir of Plng, Design & Construction
Univ of New Mexico

Institutional visions of co-mingling diverse communities, programs, and spaces can birth new experiential workplace prototypes, including integration of the visual arts, engagement with the landscape, and selective layering of transparency. In this case study of University of New Mexico’s transformative Physics & Astronomy Interdisciplinary Science (PAIS) center, Kip Ellis and Amy Coburn illustrate new workplace design strategies for team interaction zones, organizational models for a matrix of soft spaces, flexible "cloistering" solutions, and shared resource placement to create spontaneous interactions. They also examine options for accommodating a variety of personal openness and seclusion preferences.

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Forum H
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 1:10pm-2:05pm
Continuing Education
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