A dynamic, forward-looking partnership between the University of Michigan Medical School and the A. Alfred Taubman Health Sciences Library has transformed a relatively hidden, introverted, and utilitarian 1970s book repository into a vibrant 21st century learning hub. But the original goal of this $55 million renovation project was much more modest than a whole-building transformation: It was simply to improve the medical student lounge, a windowless basement space that with each passing year had become less inviting to prospective and current students, as other medical schools improved their student-life spaces.
Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) has relocated and consolidated three laboratories—Endocrine, Toxicology and Drug Monitoring, and the Proteomics Core Mass Spectrometry Development Lab (CMSL)—into a singular core mass spectrometry laboratory.
Sentient Building Technology Drives Space Utilization, Interaction, and Flexibility in Higher Education, Healthcare, and Research2-8-2017
Combining wireless sensor networks with custom mobile apps to create interactive “sentient buildings” and smart community spaces has the potential to significantly impact the future of facility design in higher education, healthcare, research, and other sectors where increased collaboration and s
- Major Trends in Research Facility Planning and Design
- NIH Receives a $2 Billion Funding Boost
- The Next-Next Generation Workplace
- Intel Designs Next Generation Workplace for Recruitment and Retention
- Transforming Existing Spaces into Active Learning Classrooms
- Future Proofing Vivarium Space Through Flexible Design
- University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s New Space Allocation System
- “Super Lab” Improves Student Learning, Challenges Faculty Adaptability
- Maker Spaces: The Bridge Between Higher Education and Industry
- UPenn Replaces the HVAC System of a Fully Occupied, Operational Chemistry Facility
The technology-driven ability to work virtually from anywhere at any time is changing the way workspace is designed and utilized.
The University of North Dakota’s new School of Medicine and Health Sciences building in Grand Forks transforms medical and health sciences education in the state by creating a shared, collaborative learning environment, collocating for the first time the programs of medicine, basic science, medic
ARIAD Pharmaceuticals’ new home in Cambridge, Mass., has 40,000 sf of high-tech biology and chemistry labs, along with four distinct space types to accommodate the work modes of its staff: focus, collaboration, learning, and social engagement.
The new 320,000-sf Knight Cancer Institute research building currently being built by Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) on the south waterfront in Portland, Ore., will maximize scientific collaboration for more than 500 researchers through the use of flexible floorplans, shared equipmen
Organizations of all types are using location-based social media data and other user-generated information to improve workspace design and functionality.
Designers of undergraduate engineering learning environments must draw from a broad range of solutions to meet the specific pedagogical needs of each institution, beyond the traditional “wet” or “dry” designation of basic science teaching labs.