Big Impact, Little Space

Monday, April 24, 4:10 - 5:00 PM

Room #: Salon F-H

For years, "collaboration" has been a buzzword for new lab building design. But how do we update existing science buildings to improve collaboration? This session will focus on three topics: 

1. Designing labs for collaboration.
2. The millennial generation’s workstyle and how it influenced the design of Rice University’s New Emerging Science and Technology Center (NEST), a 15,000 sf renovation that changed the research culture by bringing together four different engineering departments into one space.
3. Student needs for collaboration in the research environment: discoveries and lessons learned from a post-occupancy student survey review.