Build new vs. renovate: Decision-making to meet increased research space requirements

October 10-11, 2022
San Antonio, TX
John H Starr, AIA
Lauren Dunn Rockart AIA

The easy answer to increased demand for science and innovation space is to build a new facility, but underappreciated and underutilized older buildings are too often overlooked as a potential resource. Presenters examine build new vs. renovate decision-making rationales being employed to meet increased research space requirements, and they identify cost mitigation effects of responsive programming and facility reuse. They enumerate key functional needs for a diverse range of research labs including bioscience, automation, artificial intelligence, robotics and sustainable design that respond to the increasingly team-based, collaborative, and interdisciplinary activities. They highlight metric and benchmarks from recently completed projects.

Monday, October 10, 2022 - 2:20pm-3:15pm | Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 1:45pm-2:40pm
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW)