Space Design Should Reflect a Company’s Needs, Not Latest Trends

Knowing Your Organizational DNA is Important to Making Good Choices

Published 4-1-2015

To achieve the most viable, successful workspaces, companies need to look closely at the factors that most directly influence their work culture instead of following the latest design trends, according to Kay Sargent, director of workplace strategies at Lend Lease. No single workplace design fits every company, and a workspace should fit the people using it, as well as the organizational goals.

Virtual Immersive Reality Advances Healthcare Education and Research

UToledo’s Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center Provides New Model

Published 3-25-2015

The University of Toledo’s Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center (UT-IISC) represents a new technology-driven approach to educating tomorrow’s healthcare professionals. Utilizing state-of-the-art virtual reality environments, the UT-IISC provides interactive and experiential environments for training, education, and research. Giving students, researchers, and clinicians the unprecedented ability to “fly through” organs of the body and visualize them in highly detailed digital 3-D, the center was developed to improve patient safety as well as efficiencies in healthcare. 

Interdisciplinary Teaching Labs and Shared Equipment Inspire New Pedagogies

Johns Hopkins University’s “Project Labs” Reshape Undergraduate Science Education

Published 3-18-2015

Johns Hopkins University’s 105,000-sf Undergraduate Teaching Labs (UTL) replace outdated, dispersed facilities with a single building that increases collaboration across scientific disciplines and offers a new model for research and education. The visually stunning UTL collocates all teaching laboratories for the departments of biology, chemistry, neuroscience, and biophysics, with a shared instrument core. The facility also contains dedicated “project labs” that provide a platform for undergraduate students to participate in actual research.