Space Use

  • Overcoming Legacy Barriers to Creating Interprofessional Health Education Facilities

    5-16-2018

    Health education institutions nationwide are pivoting toward instructional programs anchored around interprofessional team-based care models that satisfy accreditation requirements and better prepare tomorrow’s healthcare professionals by simulating real-world environments.

  • Innovation Hub in Lake Nona Medical City Serves Health and Life Sciences

    5-9-2018

    The 92,000-sf, three-story GuideWell Innovation Center, located in the heart of the Lake Nona Medical City health and life sciences park in Orlando, Fla., is designed to be the epicenter for the development of new healthcare solutions.

  • Biocontainment Lab Designs for Resource-Limited Regions Bring Consistency, Cost Predictability, Sustainability Benefits

    5-2-2018

    A new approach to the design of diagnostic labs in resource-constrained settings reduces risk and improves outcomes while accelerating the project timeline and lowering costs.

  • Creating and Managing More Occupant-centric Buildings

    4-25-2018

    The 21st century workplace offers multiple types of environments, and workers typically occupy an assortment of spaces throughout the day.

  • New Scientific Workplace Promotes Collaboration and Innovation by Removing Barriers

    4-18-2018

    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.

  • How Startup Design Principles Can Improve the Performance of Academic and Research Space

    4-4-2018

    Modern research and academic facilities are increasingly adopting design principles typically used by small, fast-growing startup companies that depend on flexibility, innovation, and collaboration to succeed.

  • Novartis' Activity-Based Work Environments Have Broad Appeal

    3-21-2018

    The Novartis headquarters in Sydney, Australia, demonstrates how to create a multi-tenant space where employees at all levels can choose their work setting depending on their activities, as long as there is abundant space for collaboration and informal interaction across all sectors.

  • Renovating the Legacy Academic Building

    3-7-2018

    What the university needs: A spacious, modern science building, with an additional 5,000 sf. What the university has: An old, dark, rather cramped classroom building, built for a different era in education, with inadequate systems, and no room to expand. It’s a common problem on university campuses, and in many cases solving it requires flexibility, creativity, and patience. At the University of Pittsburgh, Howard Skoke, AIA, of EwingCole Architects and Engineers and the university’s own Ilona Beresford worked together on a six-month master plan to devise a $65 million modernization. The project, scheduled to begin construction in May 2019, will open the building to new uses and adapt its systems for health and efficiency. At the same time, it will preserve a historic exterior and cost far less than a new building.

  • WELL™ Buildings for Occupants’ Well-Being

    2-28-2018

    The WELL Building Standard™ codifies several design and operational attributes that promote human health and wellness in the workplace.

  • Changing the Way Carnegie Mellon Approaches Change Management

    2-7-2018

    Carnegie Mellon University is rethinking the way it approaches change management by broadening how it approaches the people involved. A workspace is not just four walls that contain an employee; there are also memories and a sense of identity tied up in that space.