Tradeline’s College and University Science and Engineering Facilities Conference is now just one month away! The two-day event in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 4-5, 2016 will engage professionals in discussions about successful plans for renovations, expansions and new construction for teaching and research facilities. This year, Payette staff are scheduled to present at this year’s conference on two our recently completed projects and there are opportunities at this conference to hear several perspectives on the ISEC at Northeastern University.
Repurposing solutions for disparate program growth: Increasing computational, wet bench, and prototyping lab space
Columbia University, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Space Utilization and Feasibility Study
Following the completion of several studies for leading engineering schools, a common theme emerged: the need to leverage existing space for new multidisciplinary research environments. Universities are hopeful that these shared spaces will create new opportunities for cross-pollination of ideas and be a shared resource for multiple departments. This need presents a significant challenge for these institutions as there is little available space and its current infrastructure does not support the needs of the current generation of research environments.
This session will use two case studies, Columbia University and Cornell University’s Kimball Hall Renovation, to discuss the process implemented during the master plan phase to identify the areas that were leveraged to address each of the institution’s key needs. The subsequent implementation projects will be discussed, illustrating different strategies that were leveraged to create radically different research environments.
Monday, April 4 | 11:05am-12:00pm
Tuesday, April 5 | 1:45pm-2:40pm
Charles S. Klee, Principal, Payette
Jeffrey H. DeGregorio, Associate Principal, Payette
Northeastern’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex: Supporting new modes of research
The new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building (ISEC), designed by Payette, will also be discussed at the conference. The 600,000 SF academic and research space reflects the current best wisdom for supporting multi-discipline, use-inspired research and enhancing teaching productivity. This facility will encourage faculty and student interaction in a state-of-the-art infrastructure.
Steve Director, Provost Emeritus, Senior Advisor to the President and University Distinguished Professor, Northeastern University, will discuss the space allocations, lab and classroom configurations, space and equipment sharing strategies. He will illustrate how faculty and students from different disciplines will research, teach, learn, interact and collaborate within the facility and with additional campus departments, supported by facility connective pathways and features.
Monday, April 4 | 9:55am-10:20am
Stephen Director, PhD, Provost Emeritus, Senior Advisor to the President and University Distinguished Professor, Northeastern University
Engineering and life science integration: Emerging prototype facilities for research and teaching programs
In addition to hearing from Steve Director, representing the client perspective, on the new ISEC at Northeastern University, Bob Schaeffner and Kevin Sullivan will discuss designing for the integration of engineering and life sciences programming.
Research and teaching at the nexus of engineering and life science present a myriad of opportunities, and with them the challenges of supporting leading-edge initiatives with equally leading-edge facilities. Session leaders examine prototype multi-program research laboratories ranging from intensive wet experimental labs to dry, instrumentation based labs, and computational labs. They describe the increasing prominence of varied and highly active dry work zones outside of labs to enhance the overall lab environment, and scope out the capabilities of highly flexible instructional spaces from maker space to bioengineering. They examine innovative integrated solutions from five recent case studies.
Monday, April 4 | 1:10pm-2:05pm
Tuesday, April 5 | 11:45am-12:40pm
Bob Schaeffner, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal, Payette
Kevin Sullivan, FAIA, President/CEO, Payette