Research facilities that adapt readily to major program changes – even while under construction!

Tim Reynolds, PE
Principal - Higher Education Studio
Patrick Jones, AIA, OAA, LEED AP BD+C

Long-term facility adaptability is one of the most significant drivers in research facility design, and major program changes while under construction really put adaptability features to the test. In this session, Tim Reynolds and Patrick Jones demonstrate adaptability in action with a case study of a building programmed for research groups experiencing a mid-construction program change toward clinical training and education. They detail future-proofing strategies for infrastructure and pathways, and how large wet lab research spaces can be converted into clinical spaces – with the potential to be reverted back in the future. 

Continuing Education
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
AIA Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW)
Professional Development Hour (PDH)