Space Use

  • University of North Texas Implements Modular Construction


    The University of North Texas has partnered with Ramtech Building Systems on a modular construction project in Denton. The three-building installation provides 38,000 sf of instructional space, conference rooms, and faculty and administrative offices.

  • Knocking Down Walls, Opening Up Communication


    Biogen Idec is exchanging the tired academic layout of a 20-year-old lab facility for an open and modular configuration that combines innovative “I” and “we” spaces to stimulate not only efficient space utilization, but also competitiveness and an alignment with the company’s scientific goals in

  • New Academic Research Lab Planning Metrics


    With academic research funding either flat or slumping, it’s time to rethink current laboratory design standards. Concurrent with the funding slide is a hike in both direct costs (salaries, for example) and indirect research costs like spending on facilities operation, equipment, and labor.

  • State of Washington Implements AiM for Facilities Inventory Management


    The State of Washington’s Department of Enterprise Services (DES) has selected AssetWorks' AiM platform to serve as the statewide facilities inventory system.

  • Energy-Efficient Renovations Make Older Buildings Relevant


    Renovating facilities using sustainable design can be an economically feasible means of making older buildings relevant again.

  • Brigham and Women’s HospitalAdvanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating Suite


    The 5,700-sf Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating Suite (AMIGO) represents a significant development in integrating imaging and surgery into one space. The Suite is located in a basement of Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

  • A Recommended Shift Away From Tunnel Cage Washers


    Cage and rack washers, while not the industry standard for large-scale animal cage washing, are more efficient and cost-effective to operate than tunnel washers, according to a study by two Boston architects with decades of experience designing animal facilities.

  • Developing a Global, Flexible Workplace Strategy


    Johnson & Johnson’s FLEXplace™ initiative—successfully deployed in 10 locations, with 20 more currently planned—has helped the company increase space utilization by 16 percent and accommodate 67 percent more people in the same square footage.

  • Data and Discipline Drive Efficient Recapitalization


    The California Institute of Technology uses facility condition assessment and data-driven analysis to determine the best investment strategy for limited recapitalization funds.