A new model for STEM facilities: Mass timber, extreme flexibility, and new learning lab designs

October 10-11, 2022
San Antonio, TX
Michael Lauber, FAIA
Peter Herman, AIA
Nestor DeOcampo, Ph.D.
Director of Facilities and Planning, College of Engineering
Tim VanAntwerp, PE, Esq.
Vice President

In tandem with MSU’s plenary session presentation, here we dig deeper into the new STEM learning facility at Michigan State University with a focus on distinctive features setting a new high bar for STEM building design. This includes next-level-flexible learning labs for emerging pedagogies, the use of mass to support carbon-neutrality goals, and adaptive reuse of a historic facility for inspiring STEM spaces. They scope out the up-front vs lifecycle costs of extreme flexibility, how mass timber changes the equation for design decisions and budgets, and where student support space metrics are headed.

Monday, October 10, 2022 - 2:20pm-3:15pm
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW)