The demand for CGMP clinical batch trial suites are on the rise at academic institutions, and rigorous grant application and facility design and construction requirements must be navigated with precision. Mark Paskanik, Amy Caparoni and Steve Triggiano use a case study from the Duke Human Vaccine Institute to chart the steps and techniques used to coordinate stakeholder input and meet regulatory guidelines while staying true to project vision, budget, and schedule. They present a fly-through video of the space, highlight cGMP construction techniques, and highlight unique university organization strategies to increase speed to market.
Translating data and strategic vision into a physical space plan for engineering and applied sciences
Many institutions are constrained by quality and quantity of STEM space and struggle to achieve their vision for growth – and as a result, student and faculty recruitment and retention suffer. Here, session leaders demonstrate a process for incremental, strategic renovations that unleash the academic potential of underutilized and outdated buildings. They deliver a case study from the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science where the interdisciplinary research enterprise has been expanded utilizing existing buildings. They detail the shakeup of traditional departmental structures, and illustrate UVA’s "road map" to align the School's academic plan and strategic goals with its existing space inventory
University of Missouri’s space reduction and strategic relocation plan is reworking their campus to remove outdated buildings and put high-quality facilities and high-value programs where they can have the greatest impact. Gerald Morgan sets out decision-making criteria and action plans to identify high-potential locations, demolish facilities with inadequate infrastructure or large backlog of deferred maintenance, reduce space requirements, and reconstruct competitive facility and technology networks. He illustrates key plan components including strategically located “high touch” visitor and student centers, modern teaching environments, and scientific core facilities.
Campus space and facility planning decisions now require a shift in thinking towards buildings, space, and assets that generate revenues through enrollment and add long-term value, and engineering programs are the low-hanging fruit for growth in the near- to long-term future. This session illustrates the process that Southern New Hampshire University embarked on to create a new engineering school and supporting facilities from scratch. Session leaders detail facility expectations for today’s engineering programs, methods to balance traditional and competency-based learning, and considerations to merge traditionally-trained faculty into highly flexible, generic spaces. They compare detailed benchmarking metrics from tours at six institutions.
Libraries are changing rapidly from places to store and access information individually to places to connect, create, and collaborate. In response, campuses are looking to add study and instructional spaces, consolidate academic services, and renew existing buildings. Looking across a half-dozen case studies ranging from top liberal arts colleges to major public research universities, Elliot Felix and Amanda Wirth guide participants through a process they can use on their campuses including conducting research, establishing a vision, forecasting needs, rationalizing the spaces and services across locations and within buildings, and identifying phases and pilots. Institutions can create flexible long-term plans that produce measurable results in the near-term.
Critical vibration control strategies for nanolithography, e-beam metrology and high-sensitivity instruments
Electron beam lithography, electron microscopes, and emerging ultra-precision instruments are becoming critical for the success of nanotech, materials, and life science research programs and facilities, and building vibration is a potential program killer you need to get ahead of! Steve Ryan details how to plan for the extremely low-vibration environments demanded by nanoscale and other advanced technology spaces, including passive vibration isolation, massive isolated plinths, and point-of-use inertial active vibration control pedestals. He examines case studies of new construction and renovations at Oregon Health Sciences University, MIT.Nano, and the New York Structural Biology Center.
Leveraging the Entrepreneurial Mindset of Silicon Valley: The Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation at Santa Clara University
STEM programs across the country are looking to integrate student entrepreneurship programs with science, engineering and technology curricula, and there’s no more fertile ground for this than in Silicon Valley. Presenters will detail how nine campus buildings at Santa Clara University were designed, renovated, and occupied over the course of 10 months to create a 330,000-sf integrated center for transformational STEM education. Learn how they set out key details for collaborative learning environments that mirror the entrepreneurial mindset of the surrounding region, and established learning neighborhoods, project, and makerspaces to support cross-discipline inquiry and collaboration among traditionally disparate academic programs.
The process of furniture selection can be a major determining factor in the success or failure of workplace change initiatives – even more significant than eliminating the walls and doors of private offices. Margaret Serrato sets out an array of furniture options being adopted by leading corporations to unlock new workplace efficiencies, improve employee satisfaction and engagement, and mitigate risks. She delivers criteria for selection and placement of pods, high tables, room dividers, phone booth space, standing desks, furniture for collaboration, storage, booth seating areas, and more, to align with organizational objectives and target metrics.
The job of communicating space data is one that requires a specialized skill set; executives and department managers often don’t understand space data, or the far-reaching impacts their decisions can bring. To enrich executive-level conversations and enable informed decision-making across your organization, robust visualization, storytelling, and consistency are must-have’s. Wendy Hess examines data collection, analysis, and communication strategies employed at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab to get space users invested in the space planning process, productively engage on multi-faceted issues at hand, and reach useful consensus. She profiles recent examples of space initiatives and illustrates the applications and lessons learned.
Remote workforce and team alignment/engagement strategies for engagement, productivity, customer satisfaction, cost savings
This session examines the relationship between space, workforce engagement, and customer satisfaction in two contexts: Remote working, and public-facing team-based workspace arrangements. Liz Nix examines staffing strategies, square footage allocations, remote workforce model, workstation configurations, and cost targets that have reshaped Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Patient Access Services group and improved retention, raised productivity, increased patient satisfaction, and delivered maximum space occupancy and utilization. She lays out key details for success in moving from isolated work styles to team-based neighborhoods, implementing remote worker approval and management processes, getting valuable feedback, and creating community.