Next-generation science and technology facilities: Trends, planning, and metrics

Sean Towne, FAIA, LEED AP
Jorge Garcia, AIA, NCARB
Laboratory Consultant
Michael Davison, AIA, LEED AP
Laboratory Consultant

Highly competitive STEM programs are pushing to attract students, increase capacity, and improve student outcomes while looking to develop next generation entrepreneurs. Key strategies that help meet these goals include cross-disciplinary convergence, experiential learning, collaborative learning and leveraging of the entire building as learning and maker space. In this session, RFD charts emerging trends, metrics, and designs for world-class STEM facilities, and describes the facility features that balance complex infrastructure requirements with environments for learning and discovery. They identify must-have program-enabling facility elements and profile emerging projects from across the US, highlighting design and layout strategies while noting pitfalls to avoid.

Monday, November 8, 2021 - 1:10pm-2:05pm | Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 1:45pm-2:40pm
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW)