Collaboration

  • Kean University is constructing the Green Lane Academic Building in Union, N.J.

  • Benefits: Space Efficiencies, Enhanced Collaboration, and Better Patient Care

    As health science education becomes increasingly interprofessional, the design of academic medical facilities is changing to reflect this new type of learning. Collaboration is the cornerstone of interprofessional medicine, as health care providers strive to offer the best patient care. Nurturing such collaboration begins in the educational facilities where students from multiple disciplines learn the importance of working together.

  • The University of Georgia broke ground on the $44.7 million Science Learning Center in Athens in September of 2014.

  • The University of Alabama is partnering with Lockheed Martin to create a data science research lab.

  • The Wistar Institute completed the $100 million Robert and Penny Fox Tower in Philadelphia in September of 2014.

  • The University of Pennsylvania is constructing the $68.6 million Neural and Behavioral Sciences Building in Philadelphia.

  • Flexibility in High-Performance Core Spaces Benefits Researchers and Institutions

    High-performance core facilities, spurred by proliferating cross-disciplinary investigations and technological advances, can benefit from the long-standing focus on flexibility that has generated so many design efficiencies in the traditional research lab, says Randy Kray, senior vice president and science and technology director of programming and planning at HOK.

  • The University of Iowa completed construction of the $126 million Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building in July of 2014 in Iowa City.

  • “SMART Working" is a Strategic Business Tool, Not a Commodity

    With no private offices or assigned seats, not even for top executives, employees at GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) corporate office at the Philadelphia Navy Yard work in a variety of work settings. Work spaces include the atrium, the cafeteria, sit-to-stand workstations, quiet rooms, meeting rooms, and even the rooftop.

  • The 350,000-sf Conventus facility is under construction in Buffalo, N.Y.

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