Attending SCUP-51 in Vancouver this July? Check out our discussion with a couple of our clients about designing research spaces when the specifics of the research are unknown.
Academic Research Planning When the Science and Scientists Are Unknown
With reduced funds for capital projects and greater competition for strategic hires, institutions can no longer afford to bring researchers to campus that trigger costly, customized renovations. We need to plan facilities that can adapt to changing needs (not provide infinite flexibility) without overinvesting in construction. We will describe a finely tuned process that meaningfully addresses this challenge from initial concept through execution. We will also demonstrate an Excel tool for modeling and share quick rules of thumb to inform early planning.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 9:45 AM–10:45 AM | Vancouver Convention Centre, 212-214
Amy L. Barrett, Assistant Provost, Space Planning Office of the Provost, Boston University
Charles S. Klee, Principal, Payette
Kenneth A. Olliff, Associate Vice President for Program Development, University of Chicago