Space Use

  • Eastman’s Revised Workspace Model for New Corporate Business Center


    Eastman’s new corporate business center models collaborative design in process and form.

  • “Super Lab” Improves Student Learning, Challenges Faculty Adaptability


    The “Super Lab,” opened in 2015 at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), in Sydney, Australia, can host more than 200 students in up to five different lab classes simultaneously.

  • Developing a Five-Year Strategic Plan for Accelerated Growth


    In order to increase capacity, improve student/faculty ratios, and boost space utilization by 150 percent, Purdue University’s College of Engineering developed a five-year strategic plan for increasing efficiency and space on the College’s main campus.

  • Microvivaria Make Sense for Some Animal Research Scenarios


    Microvivaria—customized, small-scale animal research environments, built within an existing building or as new construction—are a good option when research needs dictate a smaller, more focused facility; when a location is not viable for, or proximate to, a full-scale vivarium; or when speed to u

  • The Next-Next-Generation Workplace


    Workspace planners are often asked to design to a 10-to-20-year time horizon, but the more rapidly technology advances, the harder this becomes. And it’s not just the hardware, software, and work tasks that are going to change, says Kay Sargent, director of workplace strategies at Lendlease.

  • Transforming Existing Spaces into Active Learning Classrooms


    Research confirms that active and engaging university classrooms improve learning outcomes, but what features produce the most positive—and cost-effective—results?

  • Moffitt Cancer Center Renovates for New Research Core Facility


    With many biomedical organizations considering consolidating research equipment into core facilities, “renovate to innovate” should be a guiding principle, according to professionals from DPR Construction and Gensler. The design for a recent renovation undertaken at H.

  • Major Trends in Research Facility Planning and Design


    A remarkable evolution in the tools and methods of research is driving a host of trends in laboratory planning and design, including fewer permanently assigned offices, a decided prioritization of computational over “wet” space, and an emphasis on core facilities and shared equipment, according t

  • The "New Rutgers": A Troika of Facilities, Finance, and Research


    In the largest higher education restructuring in the nation’s history, the facilities group at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, was elevated to a leadership role, taking its place alongside the offices of finance and research as part of an administrative troika whose heads now report

  • A Process to Reclaim and Reallocate Underutilized, Underperforming Research Space


    Faced with aging buildings, decreased national funding, no buildable space on the urban campus, plus new research grants that required additional lab and bench space, and a medical school reorganization to consolidate eight basic science departments to four while adding two department chairs and