Renovation and repurposing of non-science space for research: Expanding research footprint without new construction

October 10-11, 2022
San Antonio, TX
Heather Taylor, OAA, MRAIC
Executive Director, Major Projects and Facilities Management
Jay Deshmukh, OAA, MRAIC
Senior Architect, Associate
Jonathan Steel, ARB, RIBA
Director, Learning+ Lead, Buildings

The demand for science spaces at research-oriented universities remains high, and post-pandemic campus planning has created new opportunities for repurposing non-science spaces into spaces for research. Session leaders examine the challenges and strategies employed to convert traditional commercial office space into BSL2/CL2 labs for the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine. They detail design solutions creating adaptable, flexible labs instead of labs tailored to a single PI/research focus. They demonstrate how interdisciplinary collaboration and iterative design can deliver efficient, agile, and cost-effective labs and support spaces. 

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