How to Attract, Motivate and Retain Top Scientists

Monday, April 23, 4:20 - 5:10 PM

Speaker(s): Christopher Small

Room #: Liberty Ballroom B

Life Science facilities have made a significant transition over the last 10 to 15 years from back-of-house facilities to being showcases of the great science that occurs within them. Lab facilities are becoming more than just the lab and administrative spaces but a community. As these facilities have become more public, the desire for collaboration to occur has become the norm.

Innovation in laboratory design has begun to include amenity spaces that foster collaboration and create a community culture. It has become more prevalent in facilities for educational institutions, developer lead tenant laboratories, corporate research campuses and manufacturing facilities.

In partnership with our clients, Clark Nexsen has designed many state-of-the-art research, engineering and production facilities that are amenity laden to create the community and culture desired by each client. This presentation will highlight innovative amenity features in lab facilities that researchers seek and companies use to transform their culture. Learn how to implement these feature for your next lab project without impacting the project budget.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Create a vibrant culture where scientist converge and thrive.
  • Create collaboration zones and activities adjacent to the lab where ideas are exchanged and discovery can occur.
  • Designing spaces that encourage keeping the scientific workforce healthy and motivated.
  • Designing amenity filled facilities without increasing the project budget and decreasing the lease-ability.

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