Research and Development

  • George Brown College is planning to begin construction in 2021 on the Arbour, a 12-story, 175,000-sf mass timber building.

  • Environment Ensures Productivity with Latest Technology and Variety of Work Settings

    The new scientific workplace (NSW) transcends departmental and organizational boundaries to create a high-performance open environment that fosters multidisciplinary collaboration, creativity, productivity, innovation, and product development. While the concepts of multidisciplinary teamwork and open buildings are not new, the NSW uses an overarching approach to ensure a facility is flexible enough for future development, and provides an environment that attracts top scientists.

  • Bayer Crop Science is partnering with the University of California, Davis to create the CoLaborator facility in West Sacramento.

  • The University of Otago is constructing a NZD$50 million animal research building on its south campus in Dunedin, New Zealand.

  • The Texas A&M University System is planning to construct the $22.8 million Veterinary Education, Research & Outreach Center at West Texas A&M University in Canyon.

  • CSIRO broke ground in March of 2018 on the AUD$8 million Centre for Industrial Flow Chemistry in Melbourne.

  • Seneca College is constructing the CAD$85 million Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship in North York, Ontario.

  • The More Interdisciplinary the Space, the More Complex the Governance

    Many young people entering academia and the workforce today have grown up with “maker spaces,” where equipment like 3D printers helps bring together teams creating in the physical world. The spaces—available in schools, libraries, and community centers, as well as universities and corporations—teach technical skills but also foster soft skills, like collaboration and project planning. Successful maker spaces can be popular and productive, drawing in visitors, donors, and prospective students. But they require thoughtful planning to manage the demand for space, and effective governance for budget, safety, and training, while also leaving room for the experimental and creative spirit the spaces seek to encourage.

  • The University of Maine is planning to build the $80 million Engineering Education and Design Center in Orono.

  • Aldevron is building a $30 million plasmid manufacturing facility in Fargo, N.D.

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