General Session #2: A Glimpse into the Scientific Workplace of the Future

Monday, April 29, 1:20 - 2:10 PM

Room #: Regency Ballroom Q

What does the scientific workplace of the future look like? How can improved working environments improve research outcomes? Discover how the scientific workplace is evolving and learn how your institution can make progressive moves to transform your research space for the better.

Scientific organizations have often lagged behind the dynamic changes that have occurred in other businesses. In this presentation, we explore three organizations who are on the cutting-edge of the future scientific workplace. These future-orientated, dynamic workplaces break down walls between disciplines (both figurative and literal), blur the boundaries between discovery and commercialization, bridge geographies, and ultimately, transform our approach to science.

The three organizations featured are Johns Hopkins University, Novartis and the 2018 Lab of the Year award-winning CJ Blossom Park. Through radical design approaches that replace traditional laboratory planning ideas with integrated innovative strategies, these organizations have created dynamic, boundary-less environments that increase productivity, efficiency and creativity.

Key Takeaways:

  • Broaden your awareness of the diversity of workspaces infusing into academic research laboratories from corporate and startup workplaces.
  • Learn how one laboratory made the case for workplace transformation, even when the budget wasn’t there initially.
  • Discuss benchmarks available for ratios of space types in the evolving scientific workplace and a sense of the impact on the overall project budget.
  • Understand how transformations in the diversity of space types in scientific workplaces are impacting strategic planning, programming and facility design.

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