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.
The WELL Building Standard™ codifies several design and operational attributes that promote human health and wellness in the workplace.
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.
Project SagaMORE is an office building addition to a 2001 former biopharma pilot plant, the Protein Production Laboratory. In 2014 the building was converted to a high-performance collaborative office space with an industrial loft aesthetic.
The Knight Cancer Institute at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) is designed for the researchers of the future: up-and-coming scientists who prefer a streamlined, team approach to research, rather than being trapped by organizational limitations; a collaborative, not leader-driven,
Massachusetts General Hospital’s New Methods and Metrics for Measuring Utilization of Research Space1-17-2018
Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General) in Boston is developing new methods and metrics for accurately analyzing space use data to determine how efficiently scientists utilize expensive research space. The new approach helps administrators use objective, defensible data to properly distribute limited, high-value space and resources. By leveraging the extensive data available in its custom relational database, the Research Space Management Group (RSMG) can track all research space, as well as the various types of research programs assigned to that space, including on-site, off-site, laboratory, and support spaces.
- Space Planning and Management Software for the 21st Century Workplace
- Rodent Cage Technology Evolves Beyond the Simple Holding Vessel
- The Future of Space is Flexible and People Focused
- Centralized Research Support Facility Reaping Significant Benefits
- Eli Lilly Employs Shared Space and Innovative Infrastructure
- The Gold Standard of Maker Space at MIT
- The Future of Research Facility Design
- Virtual and Augmented Reality are Reinventing Medical Education
- Unique Survey Tools that Inform Design and Utilization of Academic Medical Campuses
- Superlabs Drive Collaboration, Flexibility, and Space Efficiency in Academic Sciences
In the concluding Open Forum/Town Hall session of Tradeline’s Facility Strategies for Animal Research and Biocontainment conference, moderator Derek Westfall, president of Tradeline, and subject matter commentators, Mark Corey with Flad Architects and Tiffini Lovelace wi
As many institutions of higher education increase STEM offerings, the impact can be more pronounced at liberal arts colleges, because the growth in STEM typically results in new construction or renovation in their only science building. The construction of new space is most challenging in organic chemistry, where the number of fume hoods per section is a unique pedagogical requirement. To avoid disrupting a department entirely during construction, an institution can encourage students to take a course elsewhere—at a community college or nearby university partner—or to plan their schedule to avoid the downtime. But this reduces only the number of sections, not the entire need, because maintaining the faculty’s teaching ability and course’s availability to students are critical to the institutional mission. The solution is to find or create swing space.
University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center Serves More Patients, Better, in a Smaller Space11-29-2017
With its new Clinics and Surgery Center, University of Minnesota Health has taken a bold new patient-centered, technology-enhanced approach to clinical care.