Space Use

  • Facility Space Planning with the Help of Big Data


    With an overwhelming amount of space data—collected from and managed by RFID chips, space utilization models, visual schedule maps, BIM—the best outcomes increasingly rely on the ability to analyze, distill, and communicate that information, according to Jeff Funovits and Alex Wing, principals wi

  • KPIs and Metrics that Achieve Space Management Cost Savings


    GlaxoSmithKline recently engaged Computerized Facility Integration (CFI) to develop an executive reporting dashboard that will give leaders the ability to track key performance indicators (KPIs) that help identify organizational opportunities and missteps.

  • Interprofessional Resource Sharing at Academic Medical Facilities


    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.

  • Flexible Lab Design Based on Researcher "Phenotype"


    Though it sounds counter-intuitive, trying to customize flexibility in research spaces may actually inhibit the intended outcome in the long term, according to Niraj Dangoria, associate dean of facilities planning and management at Stanford School of Medicine, and David Bendet, associate principa

  • An Adaptable Core Platform Offers Scientific and Financial Advantages


    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 a

  • Unassigned Seating and No Offices at GSK’s Corporate Office


    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.

  • Boston CollegeMerkert Chemistry Center


    Boston College has renovated 6,500 sf of undergraduate teaching laboratories in the Merkert Chemistry Building to create state-of-the-art learning environments that support strong interactive relationships between instructors, teaching assistants, and students.

  • Culture Drives Collaboration; Space Design Enhances It


    Space doesn’t drive an organization’s culture, but when thoughtfully designed, it will enhance and support the work.

  • Streamlining the Research Approval Process


    The Coordinated Approval Process for Clinical Research (CAPCR) is a web-based application that streamlines the approval process required to conduct research using human subjects. Designed to help researchers and hospital staff navigate the process of coordinating and tracking clinical research within a hospital system, CAPCR gives an institution time to plan for the infrastructure a line of research will necessitate, and to mitigate any associated safety hazards. CAPCR automates the approval process, avoids duplication, and creates an online repository for study-related information, allowing faster approval times and greater access to information. It also eliminates the need for paper application forms, helps researchers ensure they have the necessary approvals for their studies, and provides an efficient way to obtain authorizations from multiple departments and track approvals online. The system is being marketed as a tool for use in other hospitals.

  • Genentech’s Data-Driven Space Planning Model Maximizes Effectiveness While Reducing Operating Costs


    Genentech will apply an innovative, data-driven space-optimization model when it opens its newest 250,000-sf office building in 2015. The facility’s headcount will exceed seating capacity, and space will be assigned to groups but not to individuals within the group.