Adaptive reuse strategies for evolving science programs in constrained urban environments

Jay Hallinan, RA
Senior Lab Planner
Wan Leung, AIA
Principal, Science & Technology

Evolving research processes, increasing space requirements, high construction costs, and outdated buildings are pressuring higher education organizations to find innovative space solutions. In this session, Jay Hallinan and Wan Leung call upon case studies of recently completed high-tech renovations and examine the feasibility of adapting existing urban facilities to modern science. They illustrate new design standards, space utilization strategies, and ways to accommodate the latest scientific equipment and technology. They identify trends in health sciences and related research programs, the new “high bar” for productivity and occupant expectations, and features that maximize future adaptability. 

Monday, November 8, 2021 - 2:20pm-3:15pm | Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 10:35am-11:30am
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW)