SCIENCE FACILITIES DESIGN--HIGHER EDUCATION
NCEF's resource list of documents, reports, links, books, and journal articles exploring the planning, design, construction, and renovation of science facilities in higher education institutions.
References to Books and Other Media
Design Requirements Manual for Biomedical Laboratories and Animal Research Facilities.
(National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 2010)
Detailed design requirements and guidance manual for biomedical research laboratory and animal research facilities. 874p
Labs21 Environmental Performance Criteria, Version 3.0
(U.S. Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency, Labs for the 21st Century, Washington , 2010)
Provides a rating system for use with laboratory building projects to assess environmental performance. It builds on the LEED Green Building Rating System that was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. As with the LEED system for commercial and institutional facilities, this publication proposes a point system that quantifies sustainable building features and practices, with the goal of obtaining silver, gold, and or platinum ratings. 25p.
Embracing the Right Questions: Planning Spaces for Science.
(Project Kaleidoscope, Washington, DC, 2009)
Discusses planning of new higher education science spaces in a collection of seminar documents. These discuss revisiting institutional priorities, considering the allocation or reallocation of resources so that those priorities can be funded over the long term, and asking key questions about all aspects of the planning process. The documents consider whether or not old questions are still relevant and what new questions are emerging, along with the thoughts of architects and other reflective practitioners from the design world.
Shaping STEM Learning Spaces: Critical First Questions.
(Project Kaleidoscope , Jan 2009)
Questions to ask when planning new spaces for science, either new or renovated, for undergraduate STEM learning communities. 4p.
Project Profile: Clark University’s Lasry Center for Bioscience, Worcester, Massachusetts
(U.S. Green Building Council, 2008)
Case study of a high-performance laboratory. The 50,000-square-foot, three-story building includes 12 research laboratories in addition to 14 faculty offices, three lounges, and two conference rooms. Designed to use 34% less energy than a comparable conventional building. 38% of all materials, measured by cost, were manufactured within 500 miles of the project. 2p.
Building Successful Programs to Address Chemical Risks in Schools: Recommendations from an Evaluation of Selected Schools Chemical Management Programs.
(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC , 2007)
Describes the problem caused by unneeded, excessive, or dangerously mismanaged chemicals in K-12 schools, recommends ways to address the problem, and provides "lessons learned" from state and local chemical management programs to address chemical mismanagement in schools. 32p.Report NO: EPA530-K-07-005
Chemical Management Resource Guide for School Administrators.
(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC , Dec 2006)
Helps identify sources, sometimes obscure, of dangerous chemicals in schools and advises on steps to oversee chemical management activities including establishing a leadership team, implementing pollution prevention and "green" chemistry, establishing a chemical management policy and chemical hygiene, conducting periodic inventories, establishing environmentally friendly purchasing, implementing appropriate storage, handling, and training programs, and developing communication plans for chemical awareness and emergency response. 34p.Report NO: EPA 747-R-06-002
Academic Laboratory. [Whole Building Design Guide]
Watch, Daniel; Tolat, Deepa; and McNay, Gary
(National Institute of Building Sciences, Washington, D.C. , May 2006)
This section of the Whole Building Design Guide elaborates on the attributes and characteristics of academic laboratories, describing typical spaces. It discusses design strategies for teaching laboratories, and how to integrate teaching and research labs. Technology in academic laboratories is explored, while a separate WBDG Resource Page on Trends in Laboratory Design has been developed to elaborate on an emerging model of laboratory design.
Pollution Prevention Measures for Safer School Laboratories.
(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC , Feb 2006)
Advises on maintaining the chemical inventory, chemical purchasing, storage, labeling, waste minimization, laboratory ventilation, protective equipment, and spill prevention and cleanup. Includes 16 references. 9p.
The Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex, MIT.
(Educause, Boulder, CO , 2006)
Profiles this interdisciplinary facility that integrates the Institute's three pioneering institutions for brain research. The 411,000-square-foot facility houses research laboratories, animal facilities, faculty offices, and collaborative areas. The eight-story complex includes a 90-foot-high atrium, an auditorium, three large seminar rooms, a cafe, glass-walled reading rooms with spectacular views of the campus, tea rooms, libraries, imaging centers, and 48 state-of-the-art wet and dry research laboratories. The chapter also describes how the spaces are used, what makes them successful, how technology is used, design principles, and what is unique about the project. 26.1-26.4p.
Science Center, Hamilton College.
Reynolds, Nikki; Weldon, Douglas
(Educause, Boulder, CO , 2006)
Profiles this new New York college science teaching facility, highlighting many features including its interior transparency, flexible classrooms distributed throughout the building to encourage circulation, adjacency of student and faculty laboratories, interdisciplinary co-location of faculty offices, study spaces throughout the building, thorough technology integration, and environmentally friendly heating and construction materials. 20.1-20.8p.
Trends in Lab Design[Whole Building Design Guide].
(National Institute of Building Sciences, Washington, DC , 2006)
This section of the Whole Building Design Guide discusses concepts in laboratory design that respond to present needs and are capable of accommodating future demands. Key components detailed are: the need to create "social buildings" that foster interaction and team-based research, the need to achieve an appropriate balance between "open" and "closed" labs, the need for flexibility to accommodate change, the need to design for technology to provide access to electronic communications systems throughout the building, the need for environmental sustainability, and the need, in some cases, to develop science parks to facilitate partnerships between government, private-sector industry, and academia. 11p.
Laboratories for the 21st Century: Best Practices, Water Efficiency Guide for Laboratories.
(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC , May 2005)
Advises on reducing water use in laboratories, with special attention to cooling towers, equipment cooling and rinsing, and flow control. Specific practices for use within water treatment, sterilization, photographic, X-ray, and vacuum systems are described, and ideas for collection of condensate and rainwater are included. Includes 14 references. 12p.
Beyond Net-To-Gross: Analog Tools for Thinking with Non-Architects about the Design of Circulation and Other Shared Spaces.
(American institute of Architects, Washington, DC , 2005)
Uses the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Koch Biology building to demonstrate design solutions linked to substantive issues about the client's activities, strategies and goals. The research into the existing building, the way the visually porous vertical core unites the structure, and several specific examples of how aspects of research were translated into design strategies are included. 13p.
Labs21 Design Process Manual.
(U.S. Department of Energy; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2004)
Provides guidance on the design process for high performance laboratories, leveraging the Labs21 tools. It includes the following: 1) The Design Process Checklist specifically lists process-related action items for each stage of the building design and delivery process, with links to relevant Labs21 tools for each action item. 2) The Sustainable Strategies Checklist is a “quick-reference” list of sustainable design strategies, categorized by area of environmental impact (i.e., energy, water, materials, etc), with links to detailed information for each strategy.
Design Guide for Energy-Efficient Research Laboratories.
(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Livermore, CA , Aug 12, 2003)
Assists facility owners, architects, engineers, designers, facility managers, and utility demand-side management specialists in identifying and applying advanced energy-efficiency features in laboratory-type environments. The Guide focuses on laboratory energy design issues with a systems design approach that views the entire building as the essential system. This means the larger, macro energy-efficiency considerations during architectural programming come before the smaller, micro component selection such as an energy-efficient fan.
A PKAL Roundtable: Facilities of the Future.
(Project Kaleidoscope, Washington, D.C. , 2003)
Twenty-four academics and architects gathered in March 2003 in Cranbrook, Michigan, to explore the shape of spaces for science in 2012, incorporating the range of issues from how changes in the practice of science must be reflected in the undergraduate learning environment to how research on learning suggests adjacencies and configurations of laboratories, classrooms, offices and study spaces to how the institutional budget can sustain spaces of quality over the long-term. This webpage includes essays from architects on these topics: "On Permeability - The Biology of Architecture," and "What is the Lab of the Future." and materials drafted in preparation by working groups on information technologies, systems and sustainability, and 21st century science community. Follow up materials include: "The Future of Higher Education: Technology and the College," "Characteristics of the Ideal Spaces for Science," and "The Ideal Facility for 21st Century Learning Communities."
Construction Management and Lab Design: The Importance of Expertise.
(3D/I, Houston, TX , 2003)
Advises the inclusion of a laboratory building designer in the school construction manager's project team. Their expertise encompasses the whole building, including its esthetic value and impact on the surrounding community. Lab building designers can help in the pre-design phase by setting lab design standards, performing cost comparisons, reconciling the program and budget and producing a pre-design package. They also help during the design phase by participating in systems reviews and performing document reviews. Having a lab building designer adds specific knowledge and expertise to the construction side of a project. 3p.
Building Type Basics for College and University Facilities.
Neuman, David J.
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ. , 2003)
This book provides in depth information that is needed to initiate a variety of building projects on a diverse range of college and university campuses. Filled with project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, sections, and details, the book combines highly illustrative, specialized material from industry leaders with nuts-and-bolts design guidelines. The nine chapters focus on: (1) "Campus Planning" (David J. Neuman); (2) "The New University and Sustainability: Recent Case Studies" (David Nelson) (3) "Libraries/Learning Centers" (John Ruble); (4) "Academic Buildings and Professional Schools" (Graham S. Wyatt); (5) "Science Teaching and Research Facilities" (Michael C. Lauber); (6) "Housing" (Charles M. Davis); (7) "Athletics and Recreation Facilities" (Roy V. Viklund); (8) "Social and Support Facilities" (James Timberlake and Stephen Kieran); and (9) "Cultural Centers" (Jean Marie Gath and Debra Waters.) 311p.TO ORDER: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030; Tel: 201-748-6011
Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities at Colleges and Universities, 2001: Detailed Statistical Tables.
(National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Arlington, VA , Jan 2002)
The data in these tables are collectioned biennially through the National Science Foundation's Congressionally-mandated Survey of Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities. The 2001 survey was sent to research-performing colleges and universities in the U.S. These tables provide data on the amount of existing science and engineering research space. Data are also provided on the adequacy of this research space to meet current program commitments. Finally, data on scientific and engineering and non-scientific and engineering instructional space at colleges and universities are presented. 65p.
Interim Biohazard Emergency Response Procedures, University of Missouri-Columbia.
(University of Missouri-Columbia , Oct 2001)
Presents guidelines for laboratory personnel in the event of a spill or release of Biological Safety Level 2 agents in their laboratory. Immediate response actions are followed by detailed actions that include exiting and sealing the area, cleanup, re-entry, reporting, investigation, risk assessment, spill kits, and transportation of materials. 16p.
Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities 1999: Detailed Statistical Tables.
(National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA , Jul 2001)
The data in these tables are collected biennially through the National Science Foundation's (NSF's) Congressionally mandated Survey of Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities. The 1999 survey was sent to research-performing colleges and universities in the United States and to U.S. biomedical research institutions that received National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding in fiscal year 1999. These tables provide data on the status of research facilities needed to conduct science and engineering (S&E) research at U.S. colleges, universities, and nonprofit biomedical research institutions. Data on the amount, quality, adequacy, and condition of S&E research space are presented for the year 1999. Data on the construction and repair/renovation of S&E research facilities and their costs are presented for the years 1998-2001. The historical tables present data for the years 1988-99. Also included are technical notes, lists of institutions, and the survey instrument and accompanying materials. 150p.
Health Science Center Design & Construction Standards. [University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida]
(University of Florida, Facilities and Planning, Gainesville, FL, 2001)
This comprehensive document includes design and construction standards that are to be utilized as a guide for the development of the design and construction documents for all renovation,refurbishing, maintenance replacements and new construction in Health Science Center facilities. The information presented is organized to correspond with the CSI 16 Division format.
Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations, 3rd Edition.
DiBerardinis, Louis; First, Melvin; Gatwood, Gari; Seth, Anand
(Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, 2001)
Provides design information related to specific health and safety issues that need to be considered when building or renovating laboratories. The book includes design guidelines for commonly used laboratories, separate chapters on a wide array of laboratory types, as well as information on design for environmental preservation through the operation and maintenance of health and safety, laboratory ventilation and safety systems, incorporation of "green" laboratory design techniques, and discussions on the architectural, engineering, regulatory, and health and safety aspects unique to the renovation process. 640p.
Hazardous Materials Management Manual, 2nd Edition, University of Missouri- Columbia.
(University of Missouri-Columbia , Sep 2000)
Provides guidance to the campus community on the safe handling of hazardous materials, focusing on procedures for materials that are no longer needed. The document emphasizes safety and provides guidance on compliance procedures, also placing emphasis on how to reduce waste and prevent pollution. For this purposes of this document, hazardous chemicals are those that exhibit one or more of the following characteristics: ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, and toxicity. 40p.
Laboratories for the 21st Century: An Introduction to Low-Energy Design.
(U.S. Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency, Labs for the 21st Century, Washington, DC , Aug 2000)
Describes energy-efficient strategies for designing and equipping laboratories. Basic issues of laboratory energy consumption are discussed, along with key opportunities to improve energy performance during each phase of the design and acquisition process. Standard and advanced technologies and practices are included. 12p.
Laboratory Design, Construction, and Renovation: Participants, Process, and Product.
(National Research Council, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Committee on Design, Construction, and Renovation of Laboratory Facilities, Washington, DC , 2000)
Laboratory facilities are complex, technically sophisticated, and mechanically intensive structures that are expensive to build and to maintain. Hundreds of decisions must be made before and during new construction or renovation that will determine how successfully the facility will function when completed and how successfully it can be maintained once put into service. This book provides guidance on effective approaches for building laboratory facilities in the chemical and biochemical sciences. It contains both basic and laboratory-specific information addressed to the user community-the scientists and administrators who contract with design and construction experts. The book is also important to the design and construction communities-the architects, laboratory designers, and engineers who will design the facility and the construction personnel who will build it-to help them communicate with the scientific community for whom they build laboratory facilities. 170p.TO ORDER: National Academy Press
Scientific and Engineering Research Facilities at Colleges and Universities, 1998. Topical Report.
(National Science Foundation, Div. of Science Resources Studies, Arlington, VA. , 2000)
On a biennial basis since 1986, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has collected data on issues related to Science and Engineering (S&E) research facilities at U.S. colleges, universities, and biomedical institutions. This report presents the major findings from the 1998 survey and provides a summary of the changes that took place between the 1988 and 1998 surveys. A brief description of the study's methods precedes a discussion of its major findings, which include the amount and distribution of research space, adequacy of the amount of research space and its condition, the construction of S&E research space, the repair/renovation of S&E research facilities, sources of funds for S&E research facilities projects, deferred construction and repair/renovation, minority-serving institutions, animal research facilities, and biomedical research facilities. 256p
The Greening of Bren Hall: Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management.
(University of California, Santa Barbara , Oct 1999)
Describes the sustainable design program of this University of California Santa Barbara academic facility, making it the "greenest" building on the UCSB campus by a wide margin. The design includes features such as natural light harvesting, offices ventilated by ocean breezes, energy efficient lighting with sophisticated motion and ambient light sensors, energy-efficient laboratory ventilation, building materials from recycled or sustainably harvested materials, construction site recycling and reuse, native landscaping for shade, and irrigation by reclaimed water for irrigation. The school is partnering with Southern California Edison (SCE) to make the building a living laboratory and environmental showcase facility to demonstrate cost effective, energy efficient technologies and operations. 76p.
Indoor Air Quality in Chemistry Laboratories.
Hays, Steve M.
(Gobbell Hays Partners, Inc., Architects, Engineers, Environmental Consultants, Nashville, TN , Mar 10, 1999)
This paper presents air quality and ventilation data from an existing chemical laboratory facility and discusses the work practice changes implemented in response to deficiencies in ventilation. The paper reviews design considerations for good indoor air quality in new laboratories using two recently designed projects as examples. The program document, used by architects and engineers to design a building according to the requirements of the facility's users, is explained as it relates to indoor air quality. There is also a discussion of how the program information is translated into design strategies and equipment selection for good indoor air quality. The paper concludes with a summary of conditions that often contribute to poor air quality in laboratories, and it offers suggestions for addressing these situations. 7p.
Laboratory Barriers in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics for Students with Disabilities.
(The study was conducted under a grant from the Regional Alliance for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, New Mexico State University , 1996)
This report addresses the barriers college students with disabilities face in the laboratory setting. In engineering, mathematics, and science education most courses require laboratory work which may pose challenges to those with disabilities. Instructors should be aware of the individual needs of students with disabilities and make necessary accommodations. The legal requirements on accessibility are reviewed in both the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Services for students with disabilities that may be available at postsecondary institutions are explained. The characteristics that should be considered for the design of innovative tools or for modifying existing equipment in the laboratory settings are examined. Factors are highlighted that should be considered before the modification of laboratories. The design and production of a disability-accessible Computer Assisted Design/Computer Assisted Mathematics station are described and illustrated. 18p.
Chemical Fume Hoods in Higher Education Science Laboratories: Electrical, Mechanical and Human Controls
Casey, John M.
(Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Georgia Association of Physical Plant Administrators, 12th, Jekyll Island, GA , May 1995)
This paper is predicated on the realization that a chemical hood is only one element of laboratory safety which encompasses a variety of other elements starting with the architectural design and layout of laboratories; through the installation, operation and maintenance of integrated electrical and mechanical systems; to the safety-mindedness of the individuals performing the work in these hoods and the impact of fume hoods on indoor air quality. Personal safety must be the overriding consideration at each fume hood and must dictate appropriate design, installation, and operational protocols. The compilation and promulgation of such criteria are the principal objectives of this paper which is based on a review of the existing Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia "Design Criteria." When implemented these electrical, mechanical, and human control guidelines should promote the continued safety of students, faculty members, and staff members who design, operate, and maintain chemical fume hoods in the academy in general and in the Regent's System in particular. Topics covered include: historical perspective, recent fume hood application trends, fume hood manufacturers and laboratory furniture manufactures, general and specific recommendations, observations and additional suggestions, and conclusions. Contains 8 endnotes and 23 references. 23p.
Structures for Science: A Handbook for Planning Facilities for Undergraduate Natural Science Communities, Volume Three.
Narum, Jeanne L., Ed.
(Project Kaleidoscope, Washington, DC, 1995)
The goal of this handbook is to enable those who plan structures for undergraduate science communities to see the process as evolutionary and organic, a process integrally related to ongoing efforts to provide a quality learning experience for the students on the campus. The handbook presents many of the questions that need to be addressed as planning proceeds, and suggests some possible answers to these questions from those with recent experience with facilities projects. The architectural case studies presented throughout include further ideas about how individual institutions have answered questions about purpose and design in ways fitting for their community. Chapters include: (1) "Focusing on Curriculum"; (2) "Focusing on the Campus"; (3) "Leadership and Community"; (4) "The Planners"; (5) "Phases of Planning"; (6) "Technical Issues"; (7) "Spaces That Work"; (8) "The Project Budget"; (9) "Operating Budgets"; and (10) "Fund-Raising." 255pTO ORDER: Project Kaleidoscope, 1730 Rhode Island Ave. NW Suite 803, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-232-1300.
Modernizing Academic Research Facilities: A Comprehensive Plan.
(National Science Foundation, Jun 1989)
This report, prepared in response to a requirement in the Academic Research Facilities Modernization Act, proposes a plan for the modernization of general research facilities in which academic research is conducted, including research buildings, research laboratories, support rooms, and other institutional or departmental facilities in scientific and engineering disciplines. Federal research facility support programs of the 1960s and early 1970s are described as instrumental in helping to build and strengthen the academic research facility base, while the 1980s have seen few such programs. Recent studies indicate that U.S. academic research facilities have deteriorated and there is a growing need for additional research space. The roles of various key groups in supporting and investing in academic research facilities are spelled out; for example, institutions should consider greater use of debt financing, and state and local governments should encourage partnerships and consortia. A combination of funding support mechanisms should be established to provide the balanced and sustained support necessary to develop modern research facilities. The Academic Research Facilities Modernization Act calls for a competitive grant program for the repair, renovation, and, in exceptional cases, replacement of academic research facilities. Special features of the program are described. The appendix provides program guidelines (a revision of a draft published in the Federal Register April 20, 1989) that describe a two-phase annual proposal cycle for organizations seeking grants for the repair, renovation, or replacement of a research facility or facilities. A 37-item bibliography concludes the plan. 55p.
Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations.
Diberardinis, Louis; Baum, Janet; First, Melvin; Gatwood, Gari; Groden, Edward; Seth, Anand
(John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY , 1987)
Investigates broad issues of laboratory health and safety design considerations, evaluates the issues that need to be addressed in specific types of laboratories, and evaluates aspects of health and safety concerns over a variety of laboratory settings. 295p.
The Chemical Laboratory: Its Design and Operation, a Practical Guide for Planners of Industrial, Medical, or Educational Facilities.
(Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ , 1987)
Advises on the design of chemical laboratories. Chapters include preliminary planning, covering space, equipment, storage, and location considerations; laboratory layout; utility requirements; safety systems; pollution and waste disposal; floor, wall, and ceiling components; work bench and fume hood composition and configuration; utility outlets; construction; obtaining equipment and supplies; laboratory operation; maintenance; and a case history including most of these elements. 158p.
Bricks and Mortarboards. A Report on College Planning and Building.
(Educational Facilities Laboratories, New York, NY , 1966)
Presents discussions on the current status of the college classroom, laboratory, library, dormitory, and campus planning. Chapters by various authors emphasize that the new classroom buildings and lecture halls should enable fewer teachers to teach more students, which can be achieved only in large teaching areas or in small areas linked electronically; emphasize flexibility that can be attained by nonpermanent partitions and exposed, well-mounted utility feed lines; discuss problems libraries face in housing ever-expanding collections and accommodating the new technologies that have become part of the modern library; report on house plan, core plans, and other arrangements which provide more pleasant physical surroundings and further educational objectives by providing live or electronic aids to learning, and focus on theaters, museums, recital halls, health centers, college unions, and research facilities.
References to Journal Articles
Chemistry Facility Inaugurates New Era for Science at Princeton
Laboratory Design; , p12-17 ; Jun 2012
Describes in detail the design of the new Frick Chemistry Laboratory at Princeton University. This building won the Lab of the Year High Honors.
Special Mention Lab Takes Thoughtful Approach to Green
Laboratory Design; , p18-20 ; Jun 2012
Describes in detail the design of the University of California-Riverside, School of Medicine Research Building. This building won a Lab of the Year Special Mention.
Researchers See the Light
EDC Magazine; May 24, 2012
Describes University of Rochester’s new Saunders Research Building. The state-of-the-art research facility has achieved LEED Gold certification. Occupants enjoy sun-drenched, open workspaces that promote teamwork as they perform vital research projects.
University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences / HOK
ARCH Daily; May 22, 2012
With the goal of fostering collaboration and interdisciplinary care, the new academic medical center will create connections that allow students, faculty, biomedical researchers and clinicians to move easily from classroom to bedside to lab.
Cornell School Of Ecology / IBI Group Architects – Gruzen Samton
Arch Daily; Apr 04, 2012
Photos and description of the new 89,000-square foot Human Ecology Building at Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology. The project was comprised of three main components: a parking garage, a three-story academic/laboratory building, and a commons linking the new facility to adjacent existing college buildings, all linked seamlessly into the topography.
A New Kind of Teaching Lab: Chemistry for the 21st Century
Laboratory Design ; v16 n2 , p10-12 ; Mar-Apr 2012
Describes a state-of-the-art chemistry laboratory on the campus of the University of Buffalo, constructed in a 1960s-vintage building.
Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, Brown University / Architecture Research Office
Arch Daily; Jan 11, 2012
Case study of new Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics, or ICERM at Brown University. A unique feature of the Lecture Hall is the fourth wall, a writable surface of translucent glass panels inset with two suspended projection screens. This wide, floor-to-ceiling surface, actually a double layer of glass, allows daylight to filter into ICERM’s central lounge, where mathematicians also write on it.
Safer labs, Greener Labs: Ventilation Strategies
Cardona, Victor; Denmark, Adam
Laboratory Design; Dec 07, 2011
With better operations, better equipment choices, and the reduction of controllable hazards, labs can become a green and safe place. With these three steps, the building itself can be made far more efficient, with downsized HVAC systems and more productive, inspiring places to work together. That means greater ROI and fewer resources consumed.
Academic Science Planning: Linking Curriculum to Space
Spitz, Barbara and Miller, David
Laboratory Design; , p3,8,10-11 ; Sep 2011
Discusses at length the challenges of designing complex STEM buildings. Strategic thinking is required.
Sustainable Design Decisions and Costs in Research Laboratories.
Boyd, Taylor; Neilson, John; Sisle, Ellen
Laboratory Design; v15 n4 , p10,12-14 ; Jul 2011
Illustrates difficult choices when green design is not cost-effective, especially in instances of research laboratory buildings, due to the specialized activities that take place within them and the materials, personnel and equipment they contain.
Fast and Smart: Design Principles for Academic Research Laboratories.
Chippendale, Michael; Haggans, Michael; Gieryn, Thomas; Calarco, Trevor
Laboratory Design; v15 n4 , p1,8,9 ; Jul 2011
Presents fundamental principles of best practices in academic laboratory design: transmission of knowledge and advancement of research. The author's subtopics "Faster" and "Smarter" provide specific examples and delineates differences in design of corporate research labs and academic research labs.
Lab Building Costs Start to Rebound.
Laboratory Design; v15 n4 , p1,2,4-6 ; Jul-Aug 2011
Draws on a variety of data sources to give reasons for increased construction costs in first half of 2011.
No Such Thing as "Good Vibrations" in Science.
Facilities Manager; v27 n4 , p28-30,32,34,35 ; Jul-Aug 2011
Addresses specifically the impact of vibrations, and the sources of vibrations, on the architectural integrity of a structure, as well as its effect on scientific experiments within. A number of solutions are provided.
Y2E2: Building that Breathes.
Roberts, Cole; Khanna, Amit
High Performing Buildings; , p6-8,10-14,16,17 ; Jul 2011
Profiles this Stanford University science building, emphasizing its natural ventilation, daylighting, and sophisticated HVAC and energy recovery systems.
Biomedical Facility Shows Best of Modern Lab Design.
Laboratory Design; v15 n3 , p16-19 ; May-Jun 2011
Profiles the University of Southern California's Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research. The article describes solutions for the specific needs facing laboratories involved in regenerative medicine and stem cell research. Labs were designed to foster collaboration, discoveries and expansion. In addition to multiples green design features, the project is an integrated facility of open laboratories, flexible casework, well-organized systems, and sustainable architectural features.
Platinum Lab Emphasizes Practical Food and Beverage Science.
Laboratory Design; v15 n3 , p12-15 ; May-Jun 2011
Profiles the University of California-Davis, Teaching and Research Winery and the August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory (WBF). Facilities for beer brewing, winemaking, and food processing science are utilitarian in scope and reflect an attractive, culturally appropriate aesthetic that is welcoming to users and visitors.
Renovation Transforms Nondescript Facility.
Laboratory Design; v15 n3 , p1,8-10 ; May-Jun 2011
Describes the University of Connecticut Health Center, Cell and Genome Sciences Building (CGSB), a project awarded the Renovated Laboratory of the Year for its successful transformation of an uninspiring, outdated science facility. In addition to much-improved use of space, a dramatic use of natural daylight highlights the success of the project.
Sweeping Saudi Project Is Forward-Thinking, Exemplary.
Laboratory Design; v15 n3 , p1,2,4-6,8 ; May-Jun 2011
Documents the planning and construction of the massive King Abdullah Univ. of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. With the goal of establishing a new age of wisdom, four main priorities were set: create a world-class institution that attracts the best talent from around the world, create a truly global institution through collaboration and partnerships with the best research organizations in the world, create a highly collaborative environment that encourages innovation at all levels, and create a university in which the physical environment models the sustainable research mission.
Cliffhanger: UCSF Embraces Creative Design in Earthquake Country.
School Construction News; v17 n4 , p16-18 ; May-Jun 2011
Profiles the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building at the University of California San Francisco. The facility follows the contour of its steep site with cantilevered design and pilings. Sesmic design and LEED features are also discussed.
Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building.
Architect; v100 n5 , p228-236 ; May 2011
Profiles the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Regeneration Medicine Building at the University of California San Francisco. 6,000-square-foot roof terraces landscaped with native plantings top each of the laboratories.
The Greener Lab.
College Planning and Management; v14 n4 , p60,62,64,65 ; Apr 2011
Discusses particulars of school laboratories, where larger amounts of air, energy, and water are consumed, and more hazardous materials are generated. Fume hood air recovery, indoor air quality, heat recovery, retro-commissioning, daylighting, and flexible workstations are discussed.
Facility Focus: Science/Research Facilities.
College Planning and Management; v14 n3 , p57-59 ; Mar 2011
Profiles examples of innovative design at Stephen F. & Camilla T. Brauer Hall, Washington University; Duke Lemur Center, Duke University; and Ocean and Coastal Studies Building, Texas A&M University, Galveston.
Public-Private Partnerships Offer Key Option for Academic Lab Buildings.
Laboratory Design; v15 n2 , p1,6,8-10 ; Mar-Apr 2011
Recommends public-private partnerships for construction of new lab buildings, contracting with a developer rather than with a design/build team. In many instances, the developer also operates the building once it is completed. Topics include establishing a collaborative team, financing options, final fixed price, preproposal work, establishing the scope, basis of design, maintenance and operations, and management of changes.
Pre-designing Your Lab for Sustainability.
Laboratory Design; v15 n2 , p1,2,4-6 ; Mar-Apr 2011
Recommends "pre-design" for laboratory buildings to determine spatial, functional, and performance requirements of a building. The decisions made during these activities make up the design problem, for which architects and engineers then craft a solution.
School Construction News; v17 n2 , p16-18 ; Mar-Apr 2011
Profiles Loma Linda University's Centennial Complex, a large academic center that anticipated future teaching strategies with highly flexible spaces ranging from very small classrooms to two large teaching auditoriums. The Anatomy Pavilion features extensive computer, audio, video, and robotics technology, enabling distance learning and worldwide collaboration. The Medical Simulation Center offers "virtual mannequins" to mimic real-life patient situations. Details on interior and exterior systems are included.
Nova Southeastern Facility Researches Coral Reef Health and Preservation.
Laboratory Design; v15 n2 , p16,18 ; Mar-Apr 2011
Describes the background, plans, and implementation of Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center's National Coral Reef Institute facility.
The Science of Collaboration.
College Planning and Management; v14 n2 , p20,22-25 ; Feb 2011
Describes contemporary laboratory facilities designed for collaboration, natural light, and flexibility. Mobile workbenches are strongly recommended, and utilities are accessed from ceiling fixtures. Benches and desks of different or variable heights are available. Ancillary spaces for conferences, instruction, and researcher offices are also described.
Watch Your Waste.
Biehle, James T.
Journal of College Science Teaching; v40 n3 , p40-44 ; Jan 2011
College and university science programs generate hazardous waste that must be dealt with and disposed of in accordance with state and federal regulations. During a recent renovation and addition project for the State University of New York at Plattsburgh (SUNY Plattsburg), the author was contracted to analyze existing regulations, research best practices at similar institutions, evaluate SUNY Plattsburg's facilities and procedures, and make recommendations for facilities modifications during the construction process. This article describes the findings of these efforts, describes sources of regulatory and other useful information, and lists the recommendations made to SUNY Plattsburgh.
Ventilated Cabinets: Design and Intent.
Laboratory Design; v15 n1 , p12-14 ; Jan-Feb 2011
Addresses the following considerations for designing laboratory ventilated cabinets: construction and testing; venting; location issues; and the special concerns of corrosive storage cabinets.
Fit-Out Creates Efficient Lab Space Fast for Broad Institute.
Laboratory Design; v15 n1 , p1,8-10 ; Jan-Feb 2011
Relates the response of the Broad Institute to the challenges of designing laboratory space that is efficient and flexible for continued growth. First principles are flexibility, transparency, and spatial constraints. Dialogue with an informed client is critical to a fast track to achieving the goal.
Carnegie Mellon University Gates and Hillman Centers.
Architect; v100 n1 , p172-180 ; Jan 2011
Profiles this new computer and academic center on a complex site, with abundant daylighting, a wide variety of window designs, and distinctive irregular forms. Plans, photographs, and a list of project participants accompany the text.
Retrofitting Labs to Reduce Energy Consumption.
Reindorf, Lisa; Goldman, Mitchell
Laboratory Design; v15 n1 , p1,2,4-6 ; Jan-Feb 2011
Notes that laboratories and other science facilities are among the most energy-consuming of building types because they are large consumers of heating and cooling energy, due to the need for once-through air supply. Specific topics are balancing safety and energy use, reducing the airflow rate, implementing heat recovery systems, commissioning, providing a high standard of safe indoor air, low noise, energy savings, and cost and payback.
Burnham Institute Florida: Green Lab Seeks Cures.
Bosch, Pat; Suarez, Angel
Laboratory Design; v15 n12 , p1,4,5 ; Dec 2010
Describes Burnham Institute Florida's commitment to achieving core values -- to sustain and improve the lives of others through a humanitarian and collaborative spirit in designing and planning space. Topics involving first costs, life-cycle costs and complex building systems include connecting researchers, smart water use, connecting to daylight, and indoors that breathe.
Toward a Sustainable Lab: Is Carbon Avoidance the Best Goal?
Leary, Chris; Maguire, Mark; Cunningham, Phillip
Laboratory Design; v15 n12 , p1,2,4 ; Dec 2010
Considers different metrics for achieving a "carbon neutral" lab building: energy-use avoidance (in terms of million BTU's per year); cost avoidance (in terms of dollars per year); and carbon avoidance (in terms of tons of carbon per year). A example of the use of these metrics is then included.
St. Olaf College, Regents Hall of Natural and Mathematical Sciences.
Design Cost Data; v54 n6 , p50,51 ; Nov-Dec 2010
Profiles this new academic facility that combines the disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and mathematics. The building is LEED Platinum certified. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
Intelligent Building Ventilation Creates Greener, More Economical Lab Buildings.
Laboratory Design; v15 n11 , p8,9 ; Nov 2010
Makes the case that the most advanced studies in ventilation indicate strongest benefits from demand control ventilation (DCV), which continuously measures the indoor environmental quality and then varies the amount of air brought into the lab throughout the day. DCV enables the system to not only save energy when occupancy levels are now and the air is "clean," but also to increase the fresh air supply when needed to dilute contaminants.
Fit-out Project Presents Unusual Challenges.
Laboratory Design; v15 n11 , p1,2,4 ; Nov 2010
Focuses on the challenges of incorporating Japan's Kowa Science Institute into Boston's Center for Life Science, a first-of-its-kind speculative, privately-owned, multi-tenant research building. As indicated in the lease, the process from design through completion was limited to nine months. The article contains detailed descriptions of laboratory components.
Sizing Lab Modules for Flexibility and Energy Efficiency, Part 2.
Laboratory Design; v15 n11 , p1,4-6 ; Nov 2010
Offers detailed list of considerations for planner and client to address for a flexible, energy-efficient lab module. Principle categories are Sizing: The correct width; Sizing: The correct length; and Neighborhood "blocks."
Designing a Customized Lab Water System.
Laboratory Design; v15 n10 , p5,6,8,10,11 ; Oct 2010
Describes key factors to be considered when designing a customized laboratory water system and outlines best practices for defining purity level and volume requirements Options for water distribution design and equipment are also described.
Energy-Saving Strategies for New Research Facilities.
Mahler, Steve; Anderson, Shirine; Ames, Allan
Laboratory Design; v15 n10 , p1,4 ; Oct 2010
Discusses techniques for lowering thermal, electrical, lighting, and HVAC loads in laboratories, as well as addressing energy recovery devices and chilled water systems.
Sizing Lab Modules for Flexibility and Energy Efficiency, Part 1.
Laboratory Design; v15 n10 , p1,2 ; Oct 2010
Discusses trends in higher education laboratory module dimensions, noting a recent widening of space to accommodate multiple purposes and high-efficiency fume hood depth. Examples of laboratory module sizing from nine recently built University of Wisconsin facilities are provided, as are two references.
Steps for Selecting the Right Bench.
Laboratory Design; v15 n9 , p8,10 ; Sep 2010
Advises on matching laboratory work benches to the tasks that they will support, the amount of floor space available, the nature of the workflow, storage, lighting, power supply, accessories, and ergonomics.
Energy-Saving Strategies for News Research Facilities.
Mahler, Steve; Anderson, Shirine; Ames, Allan
Laboratory Design; v15 n9 , p1-4 ; Sep 2010
Offers an overview of the typical sources of a laboratory's extra energy demands. Advice on creating energy-efficient new laboratories includes forming a client team to set energy saving goals, and their input is essential from the beginning of the project. Steps toward reducing demand, increasing efficiency, harvesting free energy, recycling waste energy, and adaptive reuse are detailed.
Improve Rehab, Repair Projects with Job Order Contracting.
Laboratory Design; v15 n9 , p1,5,6 ; Sep 2010
Details the virtues of job order contracting in laboratory construction, especially in small and repetitive projects. The unique communication-enabling procedures of job order contracting, savings that can be realized, and ease of work for all parties are emphasized.
Cold Spring Harbor Upgrade Creates Research Village.
Laboratory Design; v15 n8 , p1-4 ; Aug 2010
Profiles this research facility expansion that preserved the bucolic landscape by building significant underground spaces, planting 700 trees, and by locating the chiller away from the campus in a building resembling a traditional barn.
Lab Renovation Costs Dip with Economic Doldrums.
Laboratory Design; v15 n8 , p9,10 ; Aug 2010
Discusses the decline in laboratory renovation costs, due to the weak economy. A chart accompanied by text details costs per square foot for laboratory renovations from 2007-2010.
Efficient HVAC Strategies: An Emerging Technology Primer.
Laboratory Design; v15 n8 , p1,5,6,8 ; Aug 2010
Discusses the particular problems of laboratory HVAC systems, which typically condition a large amount of fresh air and only cycle it through the building once. Variable air volume (VAV) systems can coordinate exhaust rates with fume hoods to lower exhaust when hoods are not in use. Advances in fume hood technology are also discussed, as are room sensors that adjust HVAC operations based on air quality in the room.
Building a Low-Cost Gross Anatomy Laboratory: A Big Step for a Small University.
Anatomical Sciences Education; v3 n4 , p195-201 ; Jul-Aug 2010
This article illustrates details of the planning, building, and improvement phases of a cost-efficient, full-dissection gross anatomy laboratory on a campus of an historically design-centric university. Special considerations were given throughout the project to the nature of hosting cadavers in a building shared amongst all undergraduate majors. The article addresses these needs along with discussion of relevant furnishings and infrastructure that went into the creation of a fully outfitted gross anatomy laboratory (ten cadavers) completed within a significantly constrained timeline and $210,000 budget. (Contains 3 figures.)
Lab Building Costs Continue to Decline.
Laboratory Design; v15 n7 , p1-4 ; Jul 2010
Outlines reasons for a continued decline in laboratory construction costs in 2010. Cost declines by laboratory type are also discussed, and displayed in a table. Variations in costs according to facility type are explained, with sustainable design and location factored in as well.
Consider Synergies When Determining the Real Cost of LEED.
Mills-Knapp, Sara; Oppenheimer, Stephen; Andrews, Robert
Laboratory Design; v15 n7 , p1,5,6 ; Jul 2010
Discusses analyzing the cost of LEED-certified design with consideration to base project costs, code compliance, and immediate energy and water savings, rather than strictly as add-on costs.
Laboratory Design; v15 n5 , p12 ; Jun 2010
Profiles new higher education laboratories at the University of West Florida, Emory University, and the University of Florida. A list of project statistics and participants accompanies the text.
Design Teams, Users Weigh in on Lab Design Trends.
Laboratory Design; v15 n5 , p1-4 ; Jun 2010
Presents the results of a survey of laboratory designers and builders, as well as clients who build laboratories. The survey reports large percentages of firms experiencing canceled or postponed projects, intense focus on sustainable design and operations, and widespread adoption of transparent, flexible floor plans.
Utah Lab Project Requires Persistent Site Analysis.
Laboratory Design; v15 n5 , p1,5,6 ; Jun 2010
Describes the challenge of building a new laboratory at Utah Valley University. The lab had to be constructed along an existing campus concourse that connects major campus buildings and whose transparency reveals desirable panoramic views of nearby mountains and water features. The solution was a smaller building than originally sought that preserved the amenities, but required relocation of utilities.
Facility Focus: Science Facilities.
College Planning and Management; v13 n5 , p63-65 ; May 2010
Documents successful new science facilities at Mankato State University, University of Central Oklahoma, and Georgia State University.
Laboratory Design; , p13 ; May 2010
PRofiles new laboratories at the Richester Institute of Technology and Georgia State University. Project information accompanies brief descriptions.
Laboratory Design; v15 n4 , p14 ; Apr 2010
Profiles the new University of Miami, Florida, Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Research Building. Project statistics accompany the text.
Optimizing Laboratory Ventilation Rates: Challenges and Implementation.
Laboratory Design; v15 n4 , p8,10 ; Apr 2010
Presents case studies of optimizing two laboratory ventilation systems, as determined by commissioning.
Understanding Laboratory Water Systems.
Laboratory Design; v15 n4 , p1-3 ; Apr 2010
Discusses laboratory water management, describing hazards of backflow and backsiphoning, as well as prevention of injuries with emergency showers and eye/face washers.
Silo-Busting: Prototyping the Future for Collaborative Science at Emory.
Laboratory Design; v15 n4 , p1,4-6 ; Apr 2010
Profiles a prototype laboratory at Emory University that co-locates a chemistry library with research laboratories. The design featuring transparent interiors is discussed, as well as what worked and what did not.
Laboratory Design; v15 n3 , p12-14 ; Mar 2010
Profiles the Wilmer Eye Institute, Robert H. and Clarice Smith Building at Johns Hopkins University, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description.
Optimizing Laboratory Ventilation Rates: Challenges and Implementation.
Laboratory Design; v15 n3 , p5-7 ; Mar 2010
Discusses control of occupancy, demand, hazardous banding, and task ventilation in the context of laboratory ventilation, with particular attention to safety and lowering energy consumption.
Understanding Laboratory Waste and Vent Systems.
Laboratory Design; v15 n3 , p1,2 ; Mar 2010
Discusses laboratory drain systems, with emphasis on the special materials required to accommodate corrosive or reactive particular to laboratories.
Kansas Facility Scores Recruiting Success with Interdisciplinary Focus.
Laboratory Design; v15 n3 , p1,3,4 ; Mar 2010
Profiles the new Kansas Life Sciences Center at the University of Kansas. The multi-disciplinary laboratory unites medical and pharmaceutical research in a facility noted for its outstanding architecture, flexible laboratories, and sustainable features.
Laboratory Design; v15 n2 , p13 ; Feb 2010
Profiles recently built science facilities at the University of Minnesota and the University of Colorado. Building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each are included.
Optimizing Laboratory Ventilation Rates: Challenges and Implementation.
Laboratory Design; v15 n2 , p6-9 ; Feb 2010
Advises on how to optimize laboratory ventilation airflow and reduces associated energy use while maintaining or improving safety. Existing codes are reviewed and the steps of reviewing design intent, identifying the authority with jurisdiction, prioritizing resources, and implementing a design strategy are addressed.
Collaborate to Design/Build a Lab: Three Essential Tactics.
Laboratory Design; v15 n2 , p1,5 ; Feb 2010
Advises on how to collaborate effectively on a design/build laboratory project. Commitment from architects, builders, and owners; a pre-design analysis; and a flexible design scheme that can accommodate changes are detailed.
Science in a New Light.
Texas Architect; v60 n1 , p48-53 ; Jan-Feb 2010
Profiles the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building at Texas A&M University. The building represents the institutions first foray into sustainable design, conforms to the new campus master plan, and serves interdisciplinary functions. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants are included.
Collaboration: A Better Way to Quality, Efficiency and Value in Construction.
Laboratory Design; v15 n1 , p1,4,5 ; Jan 2010
Discusses inclusion of a construction manager when building laboratories, and that person's role in potential modular construction, building in future flexibility, and fast tracking the project.
The Future is Now.
Architecture Minnesota; v36 n1 , p20-23,51 ; Jan-Feb 2010
Profiles the Leonard A. Ford Hall science building at the University of Minnesota-Mankato. The high performance building's details are discussed, as is its popularity as a student meeting place. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants are included.
Shedding Light on the Sciences at UMass Amherst.
Schaeffner, Robert; Cabo, Gary
Laboratory Design; v15 n1 , p10-12 ; Jan 2010
Profiles the new Integrated Sciences Building (ISB) at this institution, which took as a major priority the fostering of interdisciplinary interaction. The design of the concourse, the "treehouse" collaboration areas, and computer resource center are described, as are the suite-like classrooms.
Lab-based Companies Can Benefit from Commercial Real Estate Downturn.
Laboratory Design; v15 n1 , p1-3 ; Jan 2010
Discusses how a downturn in real estate values can benefit institutions creating laboratories. Techniques and issues for turning vacant office space into laboratories are highlighted, as are repurposing and adapting existing laboratory spaces.
Facility Focus: Research Facilities.
College Planning and Management; v12 n12 , p33,34 ; Dec 2009
Profiles new scientific research facilities at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and at The University of Michigan. Their design, equipment, and sustainability features are described.
Emerging and Sustainable Fume Hood Technology: An Overview.
Laboratory Design; v14 n12 , p1,4-6 ; Dec 2009
Reviews current fume hood practice, as well as trends in light of these considerations. These included constant volume, advanced, and ductless fume hoods.
Best Practices for Sustainable Design of Vivariums.
Cordes, Edwin; Crow, Carl
Laboratory Design; v14 n12 , p10,12 ; Dec 2009
Provides an overview of the reasons for and benefits of sustainable design of vivariums. Specific strategies for improving water efficiency and saving energy are discussed.
Economic Change Prompts Inherently Green Solutions.
Dhar, Deepa; Gupta, Aditi
Laboratory Design; v14 n12 , p1-3 ; Dec 2009
Proposes how difficult economic times can motivate overdue "green" laboratory design that saves money in the long run. Design techniques, space utilization, and ventilation concepts are discussed.
Architectural Record; Nov 2009
Profiles this news building housing the mathematics and physics departments of Groningen University and Hanze Polytechnic. A steel load-bearing structure exposes both the interior and exterior design. The public functions (library, reception, and restaurant)are housed in the transparent ground-floor volume. Two inner courtyards admit natural light into the core of the building. Project information and photographs are included.
Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Caltech.
Architectural Record; Nov 2009
Profiles this new academic building with a 148-seat auditorium, library, classrooms, offices, conference rooms, and basement-level laboratories. The modern structure was designed to visually connect to the university's historic northern campus. The exterior cladding's red fiber reinforced cement panels were selected for their recycled content and clean finish. Inside, the building offers a collaborative environment for a dozen different academic departments. Project information and photographs are included.
Francesco Bellini Life Sciences Building and the Cancer Research Building.
Architectural Record; Nov 2009
Profiles this cancer research and biomedicine center with offices, seminar rooms, conference areas, common-area kitchens on each floor, and research laboratories. The facility connects to the preexisting McGill University Life Sciences Complex, which comprises a circular, 16-story concrete building and a rectilinear, seven-story concrete building, both built in 1965. The existing facilities were renovated as part of the overall project. The new six-story, glass-and-zinc building provides additional space for researchers. Laboratories were designed to be flexible, with modular casework that allows workers to configure the space as needed. The building is topped with a green roof. Project information and photographs are included.
Laboratory Design; v14 n11 , p12 ; Nov 2009
Profiles the Conoco-Phillips Integrated Science Building at the University of Alaska-Anchorage. The three wings are connected by a central atrium and the outdoor quadrangle integrates into the natural landscape.
Rector Science Complex Stuart Hall and James Hall, Dickinson College.
Design Cost Data; v53 n6 , p18,22,23 ; Nov-Dec 2009
Profiles this LEED Gold facility that was attached to an existing building to form a courtyard that functions as a social hub. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
Second Annual Go Beyond Awards Honor Sustainability Achievements.
Laboratory Design; v14 n11 , p1,4,5 ; Nov 2009
Profiles recent higher education laboratory facilities that have won this award from the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories, in partnership with the publisher. Winners show a commitment to the goals of the Laboratories for the 21st Century program and to the joint sustainability programs of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Harvard NW Science Building.
Architectural Record; v197 n11 , p108-113 ; Nov 2009
Profiles this new academic science building, which masks its considerable bulk via a zig-zag floor plan that prevents the viewing of the entire building at one time.
A Solid Platform: Trends in Labs for the Physical Sciences and Engineering.
Laboratory Design; v14 n11 , p1-3 ; Nov 2009
Discusses the trend toward open, inter-disciplinary science teaching facilities that incorporate the sciences. Several recent higher education science facilities are cited, featuring flexible spaces, collaborative learning areas, showcasing of student work, and research clusters.
The Great Fume Hood Debate: Basic Issues in Safety and Efficiency.
Laboratory Design; v14 n11 , p6,8 ; Nov 2009
Compares the traditional constant-air volume fume hood that uses a great deal of energy, versus newer variable and low air-volume hoods. Higher initial costs for the newer designs may be quickly recouped in energy savings.
Chilled Beams in Laboratories: Key Strategies to Ensure Effective Design, Construction and Operation, Part 3.
Laboratory Design; v14 n10 , p8,10 ; Oct 2009
Discusses construction and commissioning of chilled beam systems in laboratories. The costs, hanging of the beams, and maintenance of the systems are addressed.
Renovation Gets Rehabbed: Five Steps to Faster, Greener and More Economical Labs.
Reed, Mark; Mollo-Christensen, Erik
Laboratory Design; v14 n10 , p1,5,6 ; Oct 2009
Advises on cost-effective renovations of laboratories. The article advises avoiding a multi-phase renovation and portable facilities, implementing a single-phase plan and swing space, conserve as much of the original construction as possible, and use the renovation to remedy mistakes from the past.
Chilled Beams in Laboratories: Key Strategies to Ensure Effective Design, Construction and Operation, Part 2.
Laboratory Design; v14 n9 , p7,8,10,12 ; Sep 2009
Discusses three areas of chilled beam system design: system sizing, controls and integration, and energy modeling. A chilled beam system designed for a laboratory with this information in mind can reduce building energy use and costs compared to a standard VAV reheat system.
Laboratory Design; v14 n9 , p17 ; Sep 2009
Profiles recently built higher education laboratories at the University of Wisconsin, Florida Atlantic University, and Clemson University. Building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each are included.
Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at Caltech.
Architectural Record; v197 n9 , p94-98 ; Sep 2009
Profiles this newly renovated 1928 building, featuring enthusiastic ornamentation that reflects the nature of research conducted in the building.
Science Meets Faith in Azusa Pacific Building Project.
Laboratory Design; v14 n9 , p1,4-6 ; Sep 2009
Profiles this institution's new Segerstrom Science Center, detailing building statistics, project management, design and exterior detailing, and sustainability elements.
Web Exclusive: Laboratory Goes Through-the-Roof Green.
Profiles a new facility at Maine's Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, focusing on the design and insulation of more than eight inches of polyisocyanurate insulation in the roofing system that delivers extremely high R-values.
Making the Connection.
Environmental Design and Construction; v12 n9 ; Sep 2009
Profiles the joining up of existing and new science buildings at McGill University. A variety of complex site, design, and historical context challenges were met by a collaborative team of occupants and designers. The new complex features abundant natural lighting, flexible laboratory and support spaces, and deference to the adjacent green slope of Mount Royal. A list of project participants and sustainability strategies is included.
Chilled Beams in Laboratories: Key Strategies to Ensure Effective Design, Construction and Operation, Part 1.
Laboratory Design; v14 n6 , p1-4 ; Aug 2009
Describes how chilled beam cooling systems work, their particular advantages to laboratories, and present three case scenarios for chilled beam systems in different laboratory designs.
American School and University; v81 n13 , p99,100 ; Aug 2009
Profiles one high school and one higher education laboratory selected for the 2009 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. The projects were chosen for their ability to integrate current and future technology, innovative use of materials, life-cycle cost versus first cost, timelessness, safety and security, clarity of design concept, and accommodation of an enhanced educational mission. Photographs and project statistics accompany a brief description of each project.
The Science of Green.
Cekauskas, Raymond; Hartmann, Mark
American School and University; v81 n13 , p133-136 ; Aug 2009
Discusses sustainability issues and higher education science facilities. Site selection and preparation, flexible laboratories, natural lighting, and energy conservation and recovery are addressed.
Lab Building Costs Plummet with Economy.
Laboratory Design; v14 n7 , p1-4 ; Jul 2009
Outlines reasons for declining square foot construction costs for research laboratories, as well as the availability of federal stimulus funds for the same. A table illustrating 2008 and 2009 costs for various types of laboratories is included.
The HudsonAlpha Institute: Finding a Smart Place to Grow.
Laboratory Design; v14 n7 , p8,10,11 ; Jul 2009
Profiles this Huntsville, Alabama, biotechnology research facility that features low operating costs, flexible laboratory spaces, and a floor plan and transparent interior that encourages collaboration. Benefits to the community since the laboratory opened are also outlined.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Enhancing Lab Sustainability with Energy Audits and Master Planning.
Laboratory Design; v14 n7 , p5-7 ; Jul 2009
Discusses elements of an energy audit and planning that can enhance sustainability. Equipment and systems improvements, inclusion of researchers in the assessment and upgrade process, and inclusion of all types of building professionals are addressed.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Laboratory Design; v14 n6 , p14 ; Jun 2009
Profiles three recently built higher education laboratories, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each.
New Money for Labs: Tips for Responding to the Federal Initiative.
Laboratory Design; v14 n6 , p1-3 ; Jun 2009
Describes opportunities for funding of higher education science facilities, with grants distributed through the National Center for Research Resources. The article describes qualifying projects, application procedures, and criteria for awards.
Robotics, Smart Conveying Streamline Specimen Handling at ARUP Laboratories.
Laboratory Design; v14 n6 , p6-8 ; Jun 2009
Describes the large, highly automated and sophisticated diagnostic laboratories at Associated Regional and University Pathologists, Inc. (ARUP), citing the significant improvement made over the time when specimens were manual stored and retrieved. The enterprise is owned by the University of Utah.
Six Themes for the "New Translation."
Laboratory Design; v14 n6 , p1,4,5 ; Jun 2009
Discusses six themes for consideration by higher education science facility designers. These are 1) Enterprise, or connection of science to commerce; 2) Culture, or encouraging overlap between disciplines; 3) Community, or creating a sense of cohesiveness for the occupants; 4) Technology integration; 5) Sustainability, and; 6) Legacy, or contribution to the creation of knowledge.
Laboratory Design; v14 n5 , p22,23,29 ; May 2009
Profiles new higher education science laboratories in California, Michigan, Utah, and Ontario, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each.
Harvard Fits Large, Versatile Lab into Sensitive Campus Site.
Laboratory Design; v14 n5 , p3,8-10 ; May 2009
Profiles Harvards Northwest Science Building, which accommodated neighborhood concerns over the buildings bulk by placing more than half the total square footage of the facility below grade, and incorporating three functioning green roofs. Placing much of the structure underground also allowed creation of ultra-low-vibration space for sensitive imaging equipment, and produced sustainability benefits by reducing material use and energy consumption.
Lab Honored for Dramatic Renovation of Key Space.
Laboratory Design; v14 n5 , p12-14 ; May 2009
Profiles Carleton University's Steacie SuperLab, a large and open facility created from four previous cramped and dark laboratories. Opening the space allowed for a doubling of fume hood capacity and a 20 percent increase in student capacity. The former ring corridor was reconfigured with modular prep labs and office space for lab coordinators, and incorporated into the teaching environment with the addition of chalkboard walls for impromptu discussions.
Lab of the Year Combines Efficiency, Site Sensitivity.
Laboratory Design; v14 n5 , p3-7,25 ; May 2009
Profiles Columbia University's Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Building, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Campus. The facility was sited for minimal environmental impact, preserving views, avoiding runoff, and minimizing disturbance to the landscape. A high office-to-laboratory ratio is accompanied by daylit atriums for casual interaction.
Laboratory Design; v14 n4 , p16 ; Apr 2009
Profiles recently built laboratories at Vanderbilt University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Washington, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description.
Univ. of Miami Takes Integrated Approach to Biomedical Research and Support Services.
Laboratory Design; v14 n4 , p1-5 ; Apr 2009
Profiles the University of Miami's Biomedical Research Building. Descriptions of the research spaces, support facilities, and sophisticated HVAC system and exhausts are included.
Vibration Isolation Critical to Measuring Neuronal Patterns in the Brain.
Laboratory Design; v14 n4 , p13,15 ; Apr 2009
Discusses the need to eliminate low-frequency vibration from outside sources in this type of research. An example of how the vibrations were mitigated at Georgetown University Medical Center is included.
Commissioning Ventilated Containment Systems in the Laboratory.
Laboratory Design; v14 n4 , p1,6-8,10,12 ; Apr 2009
Discusses commissioning of laboratory exhaust systems, listing the types of systems that should be commissioned, the personnel who should be involved, and key elements of the commissioning plan.
Laboratory Design; v14 n3 , p15 ; Mar 2009
Profiles a recently built laboratory at Georgia State University, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description.
Learning from Corporate Interiors.
Aungst, Debra; Siefert, Nancy; Sisle, Ellen
Laboratory Design; v14 n3 , p1-6 ; Mar 2009
Recommends that laboratory design follow the lead of corporate interior design, with individual workspaces, flexible partitions and furnishings, more teamwork areas, and fewer enclosed offices.
HVAC Airflow Keeps Pace with Lab Technology Advancements.
Laboratory Design; v14 n3 , p12,15 ; Mar 2009
Discusses the use of fabric ductwork to control the velocity, direction, and noise of HVAC airflow. Examples of laboratories where fabric ductwork was installed in response to sensitive instruments and low-flow fume hoods are discussed.
Laboratory Design; v13 n2 , p12,14 ; Feb 2009
Profiles four recently built higher education laboratories, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each.
Want Your Lab to Deliver "Greener" Results? Look to Hidden Cost Savings in Power.
Advises on saving energy in laboratories through updating equipment with grant funds, proper maintenance, and proper power supplies.
Case Study: Diablo Valley College Goes Wireless to Integrate with Network Security.
Doors and Hardware; v73 n2 , p20-22 ; Feb 2009
Profiles this institution's use of wireless locks to retrofit an older building for increased access control. Proximity card access and a key override are featured.
Laboratory Design; v14 n1 , p15 ; Jan 2009
Profiles the Max Planck Society laboratory at Florida Atlantic University, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description.
Getting the Most from Your Laboratory Design Dollar.
Laboratory Design; v14 n1 , p1 6 ; Jan 2009
Advises on cost-effective laboratory design. The client should begin with a set of standards that can be communicated to and understood by the design team, the design and construction team should consist of professionals that know each other, generic and flexible laboratory space should be considered if available, and laboratory programming should include the users.
Stanford Lab Embodies Goals for Interdisciplinary Research.
Laboratory Design; v14 n1 , p10-12 ; Jan 2009
Profiles Stanford University's Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Engineering (Y2E2) Building. The interdisciplinary facility is daylit by atriums that illuminates even the subterranean floor. Interdisciplinary contact is achieved by assigning space according to research topics, rather than academic discipline, and extensive interior glazing exposes laboratory and classroom activities to all occupants.
All-Steel Exterior Surrounds Animal Teaching and Research Center.
College Planning and Management; v11 n12 , p40,41 ; Dec 2008
Profiles Utah State University's new Animal Teaching and Research Center, highlighting its attention to the interface of human and animal traffic, a pre-fabricated building envelope that helped it conform to a tight budget, and natural light.
Laboratory Design; v13 n12 , p18 ; Dec 2008
Profiles three recently built higher education laboratories, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each.
The Machine as the Garden: The New Harvard Campus in Allston, Sustainability, and Its Effects on Design.
Harvard Design Magazine; n29 ; Fall-Winter 2008
Details sustainable features of this campus expansion, with particular attention to the science complex, water use and protection, and advanced heating and cooling systems. Includes 18 references.
Trash Talk: Greener Ways of Handling Laboratory Waste Streams.
Laboratory Design; v13 n12 , p1,9,10 ; Dec 2008
Discusses the complex problem of sorting, treating, and disposing biohazard, radioactive, and chemical waste from laboratories. Remedies for solid, liquid, and gaseous wastes are suggested, including proper containers that do not clutter floors, using qualified waste contractors to save time managing the waste, and using just-in-time delivery of supplies to reduce disposal of expired products that went unused.
Going Green Midway Through the Process.
Nicolaou, Vassilios; Kuspan, Josph; Pallay, Louis
Laboratory Design; v13 n12 , p11-14,18 ; Dec 2008
Narrates the conversion of the University of Miami's Biomedical Research Building to a LEED-certification seeking facility after it had already been designed. The adjustments to achieve sustainability came in the areas of carefully selected mechanical systems, interior finishes, design of a high-performance exterior, pavement reduction, bicycle storage, use recycled building materials, roof upgrades, sunshades, and enclosed copier areas.
Site Makes Right: Choosing a Sustainable Location.
Laboratory Design; v13 n12 , p1,2,4,6,8 ; Dec 2008
Advises on sustainable site selection and development for laboratories. Selecting a new or reusing an old site is addressed, as are construction techniques that minimize impact on the environment. Examples of research and academic laboratories in Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and California illustrate both rural and urban illustrate thoughtful projects that have used unusual sites, benefitted their institutions, and improved their surrounding neighborhoods.
Clemson University - ICAR Collaboration 3.
Design Cost Data; v52 n6 , p52,53 ; Nov-Dec 2008
Profiles this new campus for automotive engineering research, a public-private partnership including laboratory space equipped with a 5-ton crane and class-A office space on the second level. Over a third of the building materials is from recycled sources. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
First Annual Go Beyond Awards Celebrate Achievements in Lab Sustainability.
Laboratory Design; v13 n11 , p12,13 ; Nov 2008
Recognizes individuals and laboratories that were cited by the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories. The contributions of winners and honorable mentions for individual, organizational, project, and equipment manufacturers are described.
Architectural Record; v196 n11 , p172-176 ; Nov 2008
Profiles the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s PDSI, which accommodates contemporary instruction, collaboration, and aesthetics through an infill structure occupying a courtyard in the historical Main Group complex. Plans, photographs, building statistics, and a list of project participants are included.
Boundary-busting labs: Design the Future of Breakthrough Research.
Laboratory Design; v13 n11 , p1,2,4-7 ; Nov 2008
Discusses challenges that institutions may face when creating interdisciplinary laboratory facilities. These include code requirements for the isolations of biomedical laboratories, conflicting scientific requirements, and cultural resistance from the occupants. Six suggestions that may improve the outcome are included.
Arizona State University ISTB 1.
Architectural Record; v196 n11 , p168-171 ; Nov 2008
Profiles this new science facility that accommodates state of the art research in a LEED Gold-certified building. Thoughtful orientation to the sun, 82% daylit space, and use of local and sustainable materials are featured. Plans, photographs, building statistics, and a list of project participants are included.
Designing Facilities with Extreme Low-Vibration Requirements.
Ungar, Eric; Zapfe, Jeffrey
Laboratory Design; v13 n11 , p1,7,8,10 ; Nov 2008
Reviews potential interior and exterior sources of vibrations in laboratories and describes what can be done to reduce their impact. Minimization of vibration intrusion, protection of equipment, are addressed through considerations that should be undertaken in the siting and design stage, as well as the operation of the facility.
Facility Focus: Research Facilities.
College Planning and Management; v11 n10 , p50-52 ; Oct 2008
Profiles new research facilities at the University of Southern California and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Laboratory Design; v13 n10 , p13 ; Oct 2008
Profiles four recently built higher education laboratories, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each.
Obsolescence and Sustainability: Increasing the Life Span of a Lab Facility.
Laboratory Design; v13 n10 , p1-5 ; Oct 2008
Discusses designing a laboratory to avoid obsolescence, as well as renovating a facility for an extended life. Incremental renovations that merely postpone obsolescence are addressed, as are ways to avoid value engineering in new and renovated projects.
ASHRAE 90.1 Helps University Bioprocessing Lab Achieve LEED Credit EA-1.
Serruto, Thomas; Thompson, Dean
Laboratory Design; v13 n10 , p9,10,12 ; Oct 2008
Discusses design measures used to meet LEED standards by incorporating changes to ASHRAE 90.1, the energy conservation code addressing energy use in laboratories, in the University of Illinois Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL). The use of building information modeling (BIM) for energy use simulation is also addressed.
Sounding Out Smart Design for Academic Research Facilities.
College Planning and Management; v11 n10 , p44,46,49 ; Oct 2008
Advises on reduction of internal and external vibration noise for higher education research laboratories, where sensitive equipment can be adversely affected.
Laboratory Design; v13 n9 , p16,18 ; Sep 2008
Profiles six recently built higher education laboratories, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each.
Purdue's Neil Armstrong Engineering Building Redefines Engineering Education.
Laboratory Design; v13 n9 , p12-15 ; Sep 2008
Profiles this facility which occupies an oddly-shaped site and respects the prevailing historic campus architecture, but displays forward-looking architecture and interior spaces nonetheless. A wide variety of flexible laboratories and teaching spaces are accommodated.
The Lab of the Future, Revisted.
Laboratory Design; v13 n9 , p1,6,8-10 ; Sep 2008
Focuses on improved energy-efficiency in laboratory equipment, including fume hoods, animal ventilation, automated experimentation, gray water reuse, recycling of dehumidification water, and improved lighting.
Multi-tenant R&D Lab Buildings Go Green.
Leary, Chris; Giardina, Michael
Laboratory Design; v13 n9 , p1,2,4,5 ; Sep 2008
Explores LEED certification issues for laboratory buildings that are not built-out before tenant occupancy. The categories of LEED Core and Shell (CS) and LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI) are discussed. Particular challenges of laboratory compliance in these categories include energy efficiency, air exhaust, and air recirculation in a building whose occupancy is undetermined when built.
Northwest University Answers Call for Nurses.
Cook, Dana; Omura, Mike; Van der Veen, Ron
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce; Aug 28, 2008
Profiles this university's new Health Sciences Center, featuring nursing education laboratories that replicate real-world examination rooms.
A Science Building that Goes Easy on Energy.
Mason, Craig; Johnson, Lisa
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce; Aug 28, 2008
Profiles the Marve Nelson Science Learning Center at Washington's Green River Community College. The building features stacked labs that minimize the footprint and maximizes sharing of systems.
Colleges Expand to Meet Health Care Demand.
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce; Aug 28, 2008
Profiles the expansion of health care science facilities at Skagit Valley College, Central Oregon Community College, and Clackamas Community College. Input from surrounding health care institutions helped program the facilities.
American School and University; v80 n13 , p110,112-115 ; Aug 2008
Profiles one high school and two higher education laboratories that were recognized in the American School and University Magazine's Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were selected for their sustainability, character, long-term appropriateness of materials and colors, innovation, adaptability, collaborative spaces, and safety. Photographs and project statistics accompany a brief description of each project.
Laboratory Design; v13 n8 , p14 ; Aug 2008
Profiles four recently built higher education laboratories, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each.
Lab Rehab Costs Rivaling Those of New Construction.
Laboratory Design; v13 n8 , p1,7,8 ; Aug 2008
Discusses costs for laboratory renovation and for new laboratories in international markets. 2007 cost increases for laboratories in 15 disciplines are included.
Rating Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Laboratories.
Laboratory Design; v13 n8 , p9-12 ; Aug 2008
Provides guidance on how to use the Labs21 benchmarking tool in the pursuit of LEED Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EB) certification. Three procedural options are detailed.
Yale Rehab Sets LEED Precedent.
Laboratory Design; v13 n8 , p1,2,4-6 ; Aug 2008
Profiles the conversion of early 20th-century laboratories into modern facilities, which helped establish a LEED standard for sustainable laboratory renovations. A description of the opening of the floor plan into collaborative spaces and highlights of the many sustainable building features are included.
A Clear Translation.
School Construction News; v11 n5 , p20,21 ; Jul-Aug 2008
Profiles the Michael F. Price Center for Genetic and Translation Medicine at Yeshiva University. The center works closely with five hospital centers in the New York area in order to bring medical breakthroughs to patients more quickly. Open laboratories and a design to encourage collaboration between departments facilitates interdisciplinary research.
Manchester College Science Center.
Design Cost Data; v52 n4 , p18,19 ; Jul-Aug 2008
Profiles this academic facility featuring abundant informal learning spaces, flexible laboratories, daylighting, and interior transparency. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, floor plans, and photographs are included.
New Chemistry Building, Western Michigan University.
Design Cost Data; v52 n4 , p24,25 ; Jul-Aug 2008
Profiles this academic facility featuring abundant informal learning spaces, flexible laboratories, and systems that promote extra safety in the sciences . Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, floor plans, and photographs are included.
Laboratory Design; v13 n7 , p14 ; Jul 2008
Profiles three recently built higher education laboratories, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each.
Construction Boom Pumps up New Lab Building Costs.
Laboratory Design; v13 n7 , p1,2,4-6 ; Jul 2008
Reports on rising laboratory construction prices due to competition within the construction industry and rising oil prices, with coastal locations experiencing twice as much an increase as those in the interior. Charts illustrate distribution of construction costs by building trade, as well as varying 2007 and 2008 dollars per square foot costs for laboratories according to their discipline.
Translational Center Brings New Benefits to St. Louis.
Laboratory Design; v13 n7 , p1,8,9 ; Jul 2008
Profiles Saint Louis University's Doisy Research Center, where scientific investigation can more easily be translated into clinical trials, due to the inclusion of facilities for both endeavors. Open and flexible laboratories throughout the facility encourage interdisciplinary investigation.
Nursing Education Reinvented.
Stupecki, Susan; Ritchey, Terry
Medical Construction and Design; v4 n4 , p26-28 ; Jul-Aug 2008
Profiles the Smart Hospital at the University of Texas at Arlington. The 23-bed simulated hospital environment includes 30 full-body patient simulators and is used for nurse training.
Adaptive Reuse Creates Viable Research Incubator.
Laboratory Design; v13 n6 , p1,2,4,5 ; Jun 2008
Profiles the University Enterprise Laboratories, a partnership between the University of Minnesota and several corporate partners that is housed in a converted warehouse.
Laboratory Design; v13 n6 , p16 ; Jun 2008
Commissioning Labs for Safety.
Laboratory Design; v13 n6 , p2,6,8,9,12 ; Jun 2008
Discusses the responsibilities of laboratory commissioning professionals, emphasizing confirmation of emergency power for vital systems, coordination of building and laboratory systems, and testing criteria for exhaust fans.
Select an Automatic Glassware Washer that Makes Sense.
Laboratory Design; v13 n6 , p14,15 ; Jun 2008
Advises on selection of laboratory glassware washers that clean better and use less water than hand washing. Assessing energy savings and standards of cleanliness are addressed.
Interdisciplinary Lab Fits Tough Site, Ambitious Goals.
Laboratory Design; v13 n5 , p1,2,4-6,8,9 ; May 2008
Profiles Indiana University's Simon Hall, designed as an interdisciplinary facility and built to harmonize with the Collegiate Gothic setting. About 40% of the building's square footage is underground, thus preserving a much-beloved open space and adjacent grove of mature trees. Photographs and plans are included.
Laboratory Design; v13 n4 , p14-18 ; Apr 2008
Profiles seven recently built higher education laboratories, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each.
Emergency Power: The ABCs of UPS.
Maintenance Solutions; v16 n4 , p18 ; Apr 2008
Describes three types of passive standby uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), and advises on selection, proper sizing, and maintenance of UPS units.
Crafting Interactive Spaces for Creative Environments.
Laboratory Design; v13 n4 , p1,8,9 ; Apr 2008
Discusses the necessity of creating spaces for interaction in research facilities, particularly in those where individual offices are typically enclosed. An example of design and furnishing of a research suite that encourages interaction is included.
Laboratory Design; v13 n3 , p18 ; Mar 2008
Keeping Things Quiet at the University of Oregon.
College Planning and Management; v11 n3 , p58-61 ; Mar 2008
Reviews the design of a multi-disciplinary science facility, where sensitive equipment and special ventilation requirements created challenges for noise and vibration control. Carefully designed exhaust systems and underground construction are described.
Labs Spring up among Halls of Ivy.
Laboratory Design; v13 n3 , p1,2,4,6,8,10,12 ; Mar 2008
Profiles notable new science facilities a Yale, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Columbia, and Stanford. For each project, a description is accompanied by photographs and building statistics.
Laboratory Design; v13 n2 , p12-15 ; Feb 2008
Modular Boiler Systems Can Save Power in Labs.
Laboratory Design; v13 n2 , p1-4,6 ; Feb 2008
Discusses the ability of modular or multiple hot water boiler systems to save energy in laboratories. Benefits detailed include right-sizing boiler capacity to match variable load, redundancy to improve boiler maintenance and replacement, increased flexibility for upgrading or expanding boiler capacity, and elimination of standby energy waste. Details of a case study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and advice on modular boiler system retrofit is included.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Tech Tips: Piping Options.
Maasel, Tina; Frazier, Patrick
Laboratory Design; v13 n2 , p10 ; Feb 2008
Reviews the advantages of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride and borosilicate glass piping for laborary waste systems, citing their respective chemical and thermal resistance, joint reliability, installation, fire safety, and durability.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
BSC Choices Maximize Efficiency, Benefits.
Laboratory Design; v13 n2 , p2,7,8 ; Feb 2008
Examines the benefits and energy costs associated with different exhaust methods and optimizing the use of UV germicidal lights within biological safety cabinets (BSCs).TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Laboratory Design; v13 n1 , p16,18 ; Jan 2008
Profiles recently built higher education laboratories, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each.
Busting the Limits of Science Laboratory Economics.
Facilities Manager; v24 n1 , p32-39 ; Jan-Feb 2008
Discusses a trend facing today's scientific laboratories: that the more specialized the lab, the more expensive it is, and the less accessible it becomes. The alternatives to the conventional labs include the virtual lab, laboratory modularization, and the iLab which is a hybrid environment that includes the use of telemetry, computing, the Internet, and robotics.
Designing for Collaboration: The Stakeholders' Perspective.
Laboratory Design; v13 n1 , p1,2,4-6 ; Jan 2008
Discusses desirable features of life sciences research facilities, including premier laboratory space that attracts and retains faculty, interdisciplinary space, auditoriums, meeting rooms, energy efficiency, ease of maintenance, adaptability, adequate offices, good storage, and particular requirements of administrators faculty, students, and staff.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Texas Architect; v58 n1 , p30,31 ; Jan-Feb 2008
Profiles Texas A&M's new Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building, a state-of-the-art research facility designed to attract federal and private research funding. The modern building borrows detailing from its more traditional landmark neighbors.
Focusing on the Invisible.
Facilities Manager; v24 n1 , p40-43 ; Jan-Feb 2008
Examines whether or not the design and development of an educational laboratory changes when the focus is on nanotechnology. The author explores current laboratory building trends and the added considerations for building a nanotechnology laboratory, including additional points to consider as technology continues to develop.
Texas Architect; v58 n1 , p44-49 ; Jan-Feb 2008
Profiles the new chemistry and physics laboratory building at the University of Texas at Arlington. The atrium serves as a pass-through space for pedestrian traffic, and features a planetarium. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants are included.
A Beauty with Brains.
Texas Architect; v58 n1 , p32-37 ; Jan-Feb 2008
Profiles the new Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Dallas. The state-of-the-art research facility features a nanoelectrics materials laboratory and class 10,000 cleanrooms. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants are included.
Laboratory Design Integrated Research and Learning Experience.
Educational Facility Planner; v43 n1 , p5-20 ; 2008
Profiles Emory University's chemistry facilities, describing the openness between teaching and laboratory spaces, modular and flexible furnishings, and movable walls. Photographs and cost details accompany the text.
Reducing the Risk of Dangerous Chemicals Getting into the Wrong Hands.
Facilities Manager; v24 n1 , p44-47 ; Jan-Feb 2008
Discusses the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) efforts to enhance the security of facilities that store chemicals that could be stolen or used by terrorists to inflict mass casualties. The article details the steps necessary to comply with federal regulations once a facility has determined they are storing Chemicals of Interest (COI) as defined by Appendix A of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Final Rule.
Fast-Tracking Helps KU Create Complex Building in Just 15 Months.
Laboratory Design; v13 n1 , p12-14 ; Jan 2008
Profiles the construction of the University of Kansas Multidisciplinary Research Building, whose completion in 15 months made the University eligible for federal grants. Details of design, project management, construction, and pre-ordering of equipment are included.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
BSC Efficiency Yields Rewards for Owners, Environment.
Laboratory Design; v13 n1 , p1,8-10 ; Jan 2008
Discusses biological safety cabinets (BSC's) and the many ways they consume energy. More energy-efficient designs with DC motors are highlighted, along with operational considerations for lowering energy use and the effect of biological safety cabinets on the temperature of ambient laboratory air.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Texas Architect; v58 n1 , p38-43 ; Jan-Feb 2008
Profiles the Experimental Sciences Building at Texas Tech University. The state-of -the art facility lies within the historic core of the campus and adhered carefully to the traditional architecture of the campus. Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants are included.
Laboratory Design; v12 n12 , p10 ; Dec 2007
Profiles recently built laboratories at the Singapore National University and Colorado State University, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Manage Risk Better with a Team Approach.
Laboratory Design; v12 n12 , p1-5 ; Dec 2007
Discusses risk management responsibilities for laboratory designers and engineers. A laboratory risk assessment will include attention to all hazardous materials and processes that the laboratory is involved with, handling of waste and fumes, access, and security.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Skirkanich Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Architectural Record; v195 n12 , p128-133 ; Dec 2007
Profiles this new academic bioengineering facility that knits together adjacent historical academic buildings with a complex and texturally varied laboratory facility. Building statistics, a list of project participants, photographs, and plans are included.
Laboratory Design; v12 n11 , p16,18-20 ; Nov 2007
Profiles ten distinctive recently built or planned higher education laboratory facilities, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each.
Lab of the Year Entries Reveal "Green" and Other Themes.
Laboratory Design; v12 n11 , p1 4,6-8,10,11 ; Nov 2007
This second part of a two-part article reviews four of eight typical features of higher education laboratories entered into this magazine's Lab of the Year competition. These are "green" design, safe chemical use, collaboration beyond the facility, and excellence in unexpected places.
Beneath the Surface: Better Cleanrooms through Management.
Mace, Michael; Uyeda, Michael, Hardaway, Larry
Laboratory Design; v12 n11 , p14,15 ; Nov 2007
Advises on cleanroom construction project management. Site selection, utility demands, modular cleanrooms, and various contracting schemes are addressed.
Tips for Locating Laboratory Plumbing Risers and Stacks.
Laboratory Design; v12 n11 , p1,12,13 ; Nov 2007
Advises on effective placement of water, gas, and waste utilities for laboratories. Consolidating or dispersing utilities between risers, stacking of similar or dissimilar laboratory floor plans, availability of ceiling and corridor space, floor structure, waste and vent stacks, walls behind sinks, structural columns, and horizontal waste runs are discussed.
After Accidents, Laboratory Safety is Questioned.
The Chronicle of Higher Education; v54 n8 , pA1,A21 ; Oct 19, 2007
Reviews safety problems at rapidly-proliferating higher education biodefense laboratories. Lack of oversight and delays in incident reporting by research institutions are cited as particularly problematic.
Laboratory Design; v12 n10 , p16-20 ; Oct 2007
Profiles nine distinctive recently built or planned higher education laboratory facilities, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each.
Designing Today's Research Environments.
College Planning and Management; v10 n10 , p40,42,44-46 ; Oct 2007
Discusses changes in laboratory design driven by changes in how facilities are used. Today, researchers spend far more time at the desk than at the bench, which is a reversal from the past. The ratio of support space to lab space has increased, with the need to house very sophisticated and expensive equipment included. Necessary approaches included flexible modular design and spaces that encourage interdisciplinary work.
Lab of the Year Entries Reveal Eight Current Trends.
Laboratory Design; v12 n10 , p1-4,6-8,10,11 ; Oct 2007
This first part of a two-part article reviews four of eight typical features of higher education laboratories entered into this magazine's Lab of the Year competition. These are: multidisciplinary buildings, physical science and engineering dominating the laboratory types, a significant number of new biocontainment laboratories, and daylighting,TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Empower Facility Users with Smart Programming.
Macey, Philip; Bhavikatti, Ashwin; Toll, Jennifer
Laboratory Design; v12 n10 , p1,12,14-16 ; Oct 2007
Suggests how to successfully program a laboratory by building consensus among the users, formulating the overall project goals and objectives, determining interdepartmental relationships, identifying essential lab operations, consolidating across disciplines, calculating true space needs, and determining whether renovation, addition, or expansion is an option.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Laboratory Design; v12 n9 , p12-17 ; Sep 2007
Profiles seven distinctive recently built or planned higher education laboratory facilities, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
West Virginia University South Agricultural Sciences Building.
Design Cost Data; v51 n5 , p48,49 ; Sep-Oct 2007
Profiles this higher education academic and laboratory building, which met a tight budget and building schedule with a fast and affordable envelope. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, floor plans, and photographs are included.
How to Improve Lab Project Delivery with Early Contractor Involvement.
Laboratory Design; v12 n9 , p1-3 ; Sep 2007
Advises on how to avoid extra design costs to redesign a laboratory down to meet a budget. This involves bringing the general contractor or construction manager into the project earlier than the bid phase, to work along with the design team. The benefits to scheduling, quality, and cost of early and continuous teamwork are discussed as well.
American School and University; v79 n13 , p115-117 ; Aug 2007
Profiles three higher education laboratories honored in American School and University Magazine's Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were selected for their high performance principles, innovation, functionality, contextual relationship, humanism, and building quality. Photographs and building statistics accompany a brief description of each project.
Laboratory Design; v12 n8 , p8-14 ; Aug 2007
Profiles ten distinctive recently built or planned higher education laboratory facilities, providing building statistics, a list of project participants, and a short description of each.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Duke's Cross-Cultural Partnership Creates a New Medical School in Singapore.
Laboratory Design; v12 n8 , p1,55-7 ; Aug 2007
Describes an endeavor by Duke University to create a graduate medical in Singapore, detailing the careful selection of campus location, followed by the creation of a sophisticated daylit building that conveys the Duke image, follows desirable Western office and laboratory standards, and keeps its occupants comfortable in the tropical climate.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Lab Rehab Costs Rising to Approach Those of New Construction.
Laboratory Design; v12 n8 , p1-4 ; Aug 2007
Reviews rising laboratory renovation costs internationally, with tables illustrating 2006 and 2007 figures according to laboratory type, cost increases for 22 metropolitan areas worldwide, and New York City costs for twelve small-scale refurbishments.
Born to Run.
American School and University; v79 n13 , p151-154 ; Aug 2007
Reviews mechanical, electrical, and plumbing requirements for modern higher education laboratories, with particular attention to creating systems that can accommodate future expansion and new laboratory technology. Of considerable importance in these laboratory systems is the provision of uninterrupted clean power that is free of distortion and interference. Daylighting and automated lighting controls are recommended to improve illumination and reduce costs. Plumbing for various levels of treated water, gas and compressed air delivery, and vacuum systems are also outlined.
A Vivarium Primer: Keys to Planning for Success.
Cuddaly, Sean; Terry, Erik
Laboratory Design; v12 n7 , p1,8-12 ; Jul 2007
Discusses animal caging, room configuration, and personnel and material flow in vivariums. The article explores these areas in order to align the design fo a facility with protocols and practices, identifying solutions that can help avoid disruptive and costly changes.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Construction Boom Pumps up New Lab Building Costs.
Laboratory Design; v12 n7 , p1-6 ; Jul 2007
Reviews increased research laboratory construction costs for 2007, citing rising oil and commodity prices, as well as more aggressive labor demands. Tables comparing costs for various laboratory types and metropolitan areas are included.
Is Generic Really the Answer? Post-occupancy Assessments Reveal How Users Really Work in Labs.
Burke, Wendy; Walston, Cynthia, Baughman, Jane
Laboratory Design; v12 n6 , p1-6,8,9 ; Jun 2007
Reviews occupant use of three open molecular biology research laboratories, with a goal of improving efficiency and cutting cost in a fourth laboratory that was being designed. Bench use, storage use, task performance times, collaboration patterns, and supply use are reported. An "ideal" laboratory relationship was developed, which involved pulling desk space outside, but next to the wet lab area; creation of collaboration areas within the office zone; separate storage rooms with inventory control; and a larger work bench with less, but more accessible storage.
Minimizing Reheat Energy Use in Laboratories, Part One.
Frenze, David; Mathew, Paul; Morehead, Michael; Sartor, Dale; Starr, William
Laboratory Design; v12 n6 , p1,10,12-14 ; Jun 2007
Discusses the problem of simultaneous heating and cooling resulting from load variations in laboratories. The problem arises when adjacent laboratories have widely differing equipment loads, but are served by a single air-handling unit with zone reheat coils for temperature control. The air being supplied to the high-intensity laboratory drives the supply air temperature down, but that air will subsequently be reheated for the low-intensity laboratories in order to maintain desired temperatures.
Eight Keys to Building Long-term Architect/Client Relationships.
Roveto, Dominick; Cahalane, Neil; Shaw, Anthony
Laboratory Design; v12 n6 , p15,16,18,19 ; Jun 2007
Uses a 34-year relationship between Harvard University and the authors' firm to Illustrate eight keys to building long-term architect/client relationships: arriving at common ideals, fostering continual dialogue, building on mutual trust, demonstrating responsiveness, willingness to take on non-traditional roles, maintaining a knowledge bank, providing fresh information, and practicing constant innovation.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Three Years Later: Does Gehry's Stata Center Really Work?
Architectural Record; May 2007
Evaluates the Stata Center at MIT, which was designed to encourage its scientist occupants to mingle, rather than remain isolated in their workspaces. The author reports that the confusing floor plan does in fact encourage wandering and discovery, and that the vast majority of occupants are pleased. The "fractal" rather than "linear" orientation of workspaces creates groupings of varying sizes and empowers the occupants to define their own research zones.
Campus Project Designed to Inspire Ground-breaking Science.
Laboratory Design; v12 n5 , p1-8 ; May 2007
Profiles the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Jenelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. The site, building, and laboratories of this unusual independent research facility are covered, including the many sustainable features, unusually flexible laboratory spaces, and onsite housing.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Collaborative Venture Produces Versatile Open Laboratory.
Laboratory Design; v12 n5 , p14-18 ; May 2007
Profiles the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute, a collaborative venture between Harvard and MIT. The open and extremely transparent building encourages interdisciplinary work, and includes mobile workstations, a 300-seat auditorium, a conference facility, and a leaseable restaurant space.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Lab Honored for Accommodating Complex Program, Schedule.
Laboratory Design; v12 n5 , p19-22 ; May 2007
Profiles the University of Pittsburgh Biomedical Sciences Tower III, and 11-storey facility that accommodates multiple research types with a new prototype "plug and play" casework, an advanced imaging center, a large and sophisticated vivarium, and special facilities for biocontainment.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Two-lab Project Reflects Client's Unique Site, Mission.
Laboratory Design; v12 n5 , p1,9-13 ; May 2007
Profiles the two-lab addition to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, notable for its sustainability and human scale, with minimally processed exterior materials, and unique marine animal necropsy tables.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Science and Technology Hall, Slippery Rock University.
Design Cost Data; v51 n2 , p50,51 ; Mar-Apr 2007
Profiles this Pennsylvania multi-disciplinary academic building, featuring an auditorium with seats wired for data and power, but also suitable for concert and dance performances. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, floor plans, and photographs are included.
Scientific Advances Push Lab Design in New Directions.
Laboratory Design; v12 n3 , p12-14 ; Mar 2007
Explores how bioinformatics, nanotechnology, structural biology, and bioterrorism are influencing modern laboratory design.
Science Comes Alive in Ground-Breaking Human Genome Research Center.
Laboratory Design; v12 n3 , p1,6,8-11 ; Mar 2007
Describes the award-winning University of Toronto Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research. The modern and environmentally sensitive structure features a highly flexible and open plan which allows scientists to move freely between projects. A lush bamboo atrium connects the new building to a highly rusticated historic facade of an adjacent building. Photographs, plans, and a listing of project participants are included.
Texas Architect; v57 n1 , p30-33 ; Jan-Feb 2007
Profiles the new Jack E. Brown Engineering Building at Texas A&M University. The building features "clean" rooms, an exposed structural support system, and ample daylighting, Photographs, plans, and a list of project participants are included.
Outside the Box: Reconsidering Research and Instructional Lab Space.
Laboratory Design; v12 n1 , p1,6-10 ; Jan 2007
Discusses design and cost implications of current preferences in research and academic laboratories. These include flexible design and casework, starting with generic design that can be adapted, organization in clusters versus zones, accommodation of current and future technology, and creation of "social buildings" that encourage collaboration and accelerate science.
Predictable Performance: Strategies for Ensuring That the "Deliverable" Matches the Promise.
Laboratory Design; v12 n1 , p1,2-5 ; Jan 2007
Details strategies to ensure that laboratories live up to the expectations of the client. These include techniques for aligning design and client project managers, managing costs, navigating changes, and recognizing and reducing risk.
Laboratory Water Systems: Cost-Effective Generation and Distribution. Part 2: System design and operation.
Toussaint, Norman; Goodfellow, Lauren
Laboratory Design; v12 n1 , p11-15 ; Jan 2007
Reviews specific design choices, equipment, and operational issues for laboratory water distribution. Central versus local systems, treatment equipment, storage and distribution, and cost considerations are covered.
Organization, Technology, Human Factors Will Drive Design in Coming Decade.
Laboratory Design; v11 n12 , p1-5 ; Dec 2006
Reviews trends in research that will impact future laboratory design, such as globalization, nanotechnology, multidisciplinary teamwork.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Lab Design and the Expert: Experience Brings Benefits, Pitfalls.
Laboratory Design; v11 n12 , p1,6-8 ; Dec 2006
Discusses the benefits that laboratory design expertise brings to a building team, but cautions also that such expertise should not merely repeat past successes that may not fit the client.
Laboratory Water Systems: Cost-Effective Generation and Distribution.
Toussaint, Norman; Goodfellow, Lauren
Laboratory Design; v11 n12 , p9-13 ; Dec 2006
Describes levels of water quality in laboratories, as defined by four national standards. Planning issues for delivery of sufficient quantities of water of the proper quality are detailed.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Evolution in Capital Equipment Slowed by Client Concerns, Preferences.
Laboratory Design; v11 n11 , p10-13 ; Nov 2006
Describes an evolution in capital laboratory furnishings that is considerably slower than that for instrumentation and safety equipment. While automated experimental and safety equipment are typically kept up to date, casework remains largely fixed, and fume hoods are still the traditional constant volume variety.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Learning Curve: Educating Users, Managers, and O&M Staff in Academia.
Laboratory Design; v11 n11 , p1-5 ; Nov 2006
Compares the respective knowledge and lack of knowledge that designers, laboratory users, and operations personnel typically bring to the laboratory construction process. An effort to combine their skills and educate each other in a participatory design process is detailed.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
R&D Demands Quality Electrical, Wireless Systems.
Moore, Tod; Thrun, Troy
Laboratory Design; v11 n11 , p1,6-9 ; Nov 2006
Discusses electrical and wireless communications considerations for research laboratories. Capacity, reliability, interstitial spaces, lighting, wireless local area networks, and internal reradiating systems are considered.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Successful Lab Design Requires Multiple Crucial Choices.
Laboratory Design; v11 n10 , p11-16 ; Oct 2006
Discusses user priorities for laboratory design, balancing researcher and administrative priorities, building lab mockups, modeling and simulating lab designs, and technologies that are required in any contemporary or future laboratory.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
Moving from Closed- to Open-plan Labs: A Metrics Analysis.
Laboratory Design; v11 n10 , p1,6-10 ; Oct 2006
Describes researcher versus administrator preferences for laboratory space, emphasizing the advantages and disadvantages of open plan design. Space-allocation strategies, lab to lab support space ratios, lab to office space ratios, interaction spaces, flexibility, space efficiency, and cost benefits for open laboratories are discussed.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
VAV vs. Low-flow: What Saves More?
Laboratory Design; v11 n10 , p1-5 ; Oct 2006
Briefly narrates the history of energy conservation for laboratory fume hoods, and then compares the energy savings of variable air volume (VAV) and the newer low-flow hoods. Both types save energy, and an ideal laboratory would contain both. The costs and advantages of three alternatives are described: a laboratory with only low-flow fume hoods, a laboratory with VAV hoods, and a laboratory with both types, which offers the most safety.
So Many Labs, So Little Money.
Chronicle of Higher Education; v53 n3 , pB20 ; Sep 08, 2006
Details the diparity between the amount of new laboratory space being built and dwindling funding for research. Many institutions have invested heavily in new laboratory construction to improve their chances at winning federal research grants, leading to a glut of space, potential unsociable behavior among researchers, and a drain on capital funding that might have better been spent elsewhere.
American School and University; v78 n13 , p112-117 ; Aug 2006
Presents one high school and four higher education laboratories selected for the American School & University 2006 Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were chosen for their creative renovations and use of existing conditions, engaging and delightful spaces, use of natural light and sustainable materials, technology integration, functionality, and flexibility. Building statistics, a list of project participants, and photographs are included.
Partnering for Research: The New Buffalo Life Sciences Complex.
College Planning and Management; v9 n8 , p25-27 ; Aug 2006
Describes this new facility which optimizes interdisciplinary collaboration in cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disease research. The highly energy-efficient laboratories are linked by interconnected conference rooms and generous common areas that encourage collaborative research.
Biomedical Science Research Building, University of Michigan.
Architectural Record; Jul 2006
Profiles this higher education science building that forges a new pedestrian connection between the campus and the medical school. The atrium accommodates casual interactions, conferences, banquets, ceremonies, and trade shows. A list of project participants, building statistics, plans, and photographs are included.
Calit2, University of California San Diego.
Architectural Record; Jul 2006
Profiles this higher education telecommunications research building that uses technology as the unifying element. An innovative composite facade minimizes electromagnetic interference and the steel structural system makes it easier for researchers to map interference points. A list of project participants, building statistics, plans, and photographs are included.
Computer Science and Engineering Building, University of Michigan.
Architectural Record; Jul 2006
Profiles this higher education science building, sited on a hillside with a 30-foot grade change. The resulting below-grade classrooms and services spaces reduce the need for heating and cooling. Other environmental considerations are described, and a list of project participants, building statistics, plans, and photographs are included.
Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Queen Mary University of London.
Architectural Record; Jul 2006
Profiles this higher education science building that features the first open-plan research floor in a British university. This large space was created by utilizing an entire floor 20 feet below street level and illuminating it with skylights. A list of project participants, building statistics, plans, and photographs are included.
Natural Sciences Building, University of California, San Diego.
Architectural Record; Jul 2006
Profiles this higher education science building that combines the disciplines of biochemistry, molecular biology, and biophysics. Laboratories are open-plan suites and the concrete structure dampens vibration to enhance microscope use. A list of project participants, building statistics, plans, and photographs are included.
Research and Education Building, Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
Architectural Record; Jul 2006
Profiles this higher education science building, whose design brings togethere research faculty, clinical faculty, and postdoctoral students. In spite of its tight urban site, the building features daylit laboratories and centrally-located equipment and support functions. A list of project participants, building statistics, plans, and photographs are included.
Richard M. Lucas Center Expansion, Stanford University.
Architectural Record; Jul 2006
Profiles this higher education science building featuring extensive and heavily shielded subterranean facilities for its sophisticated magnetic resonance imaging equipment. The underground spaces receive daylight through a canted glass curtainwall that creates a below- grade light court. A list of project participants, building statistics, plans, and photographs are included.
The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University.
Architectural Record; Jul 2006
Profiles this higher education biological science building that maintains a connection to natural light and the outside world, appropriate to its educational program. A list of project participants, building statistics, plans, and photographs are included.
Improving Assessment of Space Utilization in a Transdisciplinary Research Environment.
Huey, Ben; Valdenegro, JoAnne
Planning for Higher Education; v34 n4 , p24-34 ; Jul 2006
Proposes linking research expenditures directly to the space in which the research is occurring rather than to an investigator's designated space, in order to more accurately asses space utilization and to take interdisciplinary research into account. The administrative benefits of this approach include not allocating space to projects that will end and then having to reallocate, providing an objective method to measure the effectiveness of the space use, predicting future space needs, and allocating space more equitably. Usefullness to existing space management approaches, caveats, and a detailed discussion of the methodology are included, along with 17 references.
MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex.
Architectural Record; v194 n7 , p138-142 ; Jul 2006
Profiles this higher education science building that co-housed a bureaucratically and philanthropically intricate agenda by giving each of three departments a distinct portion of the triangular site, with separate entrances, but space within for collaborative activities. A list of project participants, building statistics, plans, and photographs are included.
Arizona State Science and Technology Building.
Architectural Record; v194 n7 , p134-137 ; Jul 2006
Profiles this interdisciplinary higher education science building featuring highly flexible laboratories and an interior courtyard that serves as the main circulation space for the building. A list of project participants, building statistics, plans, and photographs are included.
University of Toronto Center for Research.
Architectural Record; v194 n7 , p128-133 ; Jul 2006
Profiles this higher education genomics research facility that carefully addresses its slender site and historic neighbors. A list of project participants, building statistics, plans, and photographs are included.
Arizona's New Biotech Magnet.
Describes the award-winning design of Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute. The multi-disciplinary, collaborative science facility features open laboratories with modular, movable casework. The daylit, glass-lined atrium permits views throughout the building, visually connecting laboratories, offices, and common areas.
Facility Focus: Medical Schools.
College Planning and Management; v9 n5 , p48-50 ; May 2006
Reviews new medical teaching facilities. Florida International University's Health and Life Sciences Center features flexible spaces that can accommodate multiple disciplines within the building. Virginia Commonwealth University's Massey Cancer Center features modular interior casework, a healing garden, and vital links between research and clinical disciplines. The University of Missouri-Columbia Life Sciences Center is a non-departmental research facility that brings together the disciplines of medicine, agriculture, food and natural resources, arts and sciences, veterinary medicine, engineering, and human and environmental sciences.
Perimeter Institute for Research in Theoretical Physics.
Canadian Architect; v51 n5 , p44,45 ; May 2006
Describes this research facility built over a former landfill. Teaching environments vary in formality from traditional lecture halls to lounge-like casual spaces with fireplaces. Includes photographs, plans, and project information.
At Swarthmore, a Green Building as a Billboard for Science.
Chronicle of Higher Education; v52 n34 , pB1 B4 ; Apr 28, 2006
Profiles this new science facility which imaginatively joined three existing buildings, achieved LEED certification, and features a glass-walled common area favored by students. Creative logistics were employed to keep the old laboratories in use througout construction, until their replacements were completed.
Facility Focus: Medical Schools
College Planning and Management; v9 n4 , p29-31 ; Apr 2006
Profiles three new higher education medical schools. Northwestern University's Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center is cited for sensitivity to its downtown Chicago location. The Massachusestts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences recreates clinical environments for experimental instruction. Michigan State University's Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health features sophisticated necropsy facilities that can handle animals up to 2,000 pounds.
Informed Consent: Master Planning Medical Research Program Space.
Laboratory Design; v11 n4 , p11-4 ; Apr 2006
Explains how to assess an existing building for medical research programming, including evaluation of structural stability and appropriateness, site attributes, and suitability for the larger campus plan. The personnel typically comprising the planning team are architects, laboratory program planners, landmark architecture specialists, structural and mechanical-electrical-plumbing engineers, and transportation planners.TO ORDER: http://www.rdmag.com/labdesignnews
UC-Riverside Expansion Plan Launched with Physical Sciences 1.
Laboratory Design; v11 n4 , p12-15 ; Apr 2006
Profiles this new physical sciences building, which initiates a plan to build a "science precinct" across the ring road that surrounds and constrains the existing campus. The facility encourages the blending of scientific disciplines and is credited with attracting and retaining notable researchers.
Form and Flexibility Highlight RPI's Biotech Center.
Facilities Manager; v22 n2 , p46-48 ; Mar-Apr 2006
Details Rensselaer Polytechnic University's new Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies. The plan accommodates the interdisciplinary educational program with abundant casual and formal meeting spaces, as well as flexible laboratory design.
Ventilation Heat Recovery for Laboratories.
VanGeet, Otto; Reilly, Sue
ASHRAE Journal; v48 n3 , p44-46,48-50,52,53 ; Mar 2006
Discusses energy recovery from laboratory air, which typically requires 100 percent outdoor air at high ventilation rates. Energy recovery can substantially reduce the cost of conditioning this air, which is often five times greater than in an office. Enthalpy wheels, heat pipes, runaround loops, and plate heat exchangers are covered, as are key building design, maintenance, and air quality issues.
Canadian Architect; v51 n1 , p28-33 ; Jan 2006
Describes the University of Toronto's new Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research. The modern and environmentally sensitive structure features a highly flexible and open plan which allows scientists to move freely between projects. A lush bamboo atrium connects the new building to a highly rusticated historic facade of an adjacent building. Photographs, plans, and a listing of project participants are included.
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Facility Management Journal; v16 n1 , p14-17 ; Jan-Feb 2006
Describes this extensive complex of university-affiliated cancer research and treatment facilities, consisting of ten buildings that house a workforce of over 15,000.
Mount Holyoke College Unified Science Center, South Hadley, Massachusetts
Design Cost Data; v49 n6 , p44,45 ; Nov-Dec 2005
Describes this new higher education science facility that obtained LEED certification partly by using 26% locally-produced building materials and sorting, documenting, and recyling 50% of its construction waste. Building statistics, a listing of the design and construction participants, cost details, a floor plan and photographs are included.
College Planning and Management; v8 n11 , p28,29 ; Nov 2005
Describes the unusual and expensive facilities required to house space science programs, which combine the studies of physics, astrophysics, satellite telecommunications, electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. The ongoing experience of Morehead State University in constructing the Ronald G. Eaglin Space Science center is included as an example.
Kinkade, Jerry; Jamison, Mark
American School and University; v78 n3 , p278-280 ; Nov 2005
Discusses three key influences in laboratory design, resulting from the infusion of nanotechnology into many areas of research. These are: 1) interdisciplinary instruction and research spaces, 2) integration of virtually and physically conducted research, and 3) core facilities housing expensive equipment that is shared by several laboratories.
American School and University; v78 n3 , p296-298 ; Nov 2005
Reviews the trend toward cross-disciplinary scientific research and teaching, suggesting design features for laboratories that: 1) accommodate collaborative work, 2) provide high visibility from within and without, 3) encourage faculty/student interaction, 4) include non- majors, 5) puts scientific work on display, and 6) promotes environmental responsibility.
American School and University; v78 n2 , p16-18,20,22 ; Oct 2005
Describes specialized school facilities including early childhood centers, single-grade facilities, and complex higher education science laboratories.
Lab Construction Costs up 6% for 2005.
Building Design and Construction; v46 n9 , p50-52 ; Sep 2005
Details rising costs for laboratories due to higher construction costs, biocontainment requirements, escalation of equipment demand, and expansion of equipment-based science. Costs in most U.S. metropolitan markets are compared and benchmarked against those for the New York City area.
Wabash College Hays Hall.
Design Cost Data; v49 n5 , p32,33 ; Sep-Oct 2005
Describes this new facility that houses the biology and chemistry programs together for the first time in the long history of this private college. Building statistics, a listing of the design and construction participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
School Construction News; v8 n6 , p24 ; Sep-Oct 2005
Discusses typical features and design challenges for 21st century higher education laboratories.
Building Design and Construction; v46 n9 , p55,56 ; Sep 2005
Discusses isolation, HVAC and other safety requirements for laboratories where biohazards are handled.
Describes Loyola University's Life Sciences Education and Research Building, which features lounges offering views of the city, secured laboratories, a dramatic atrium entrance, and a green roof. Building statistics, designer information, and photographs are included.
Architecture; v94 n8 , p52-59 ; Aug 2005
Describes the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario, an academic research facility built over a former landfill sandwiched between highways and a lake. Teaching environments vary in formality from traditional lecture halls to lounge-like casual spaces with fireplaces. Includes photographs, plans, project information, and details with particular attention to the structure and materials of the innovative curtain wall and cladding.
American School and University; v77 n13 , p182-184 ; Aug 2005
Describes design strategies that yield sustainable and effective science facilities. Environmental responsibility is assisted by low VOC-emitting building materials, low-flow fume hoods, self-adjusting energy-efficient lighting. Effectiveness of the facility is enhanced by entrances that surprise and delight, interdisciplinary equipment cafes, spaces for impromptu events, and observability of building systems.
Learning Space Design: In Action.
Educause Review; v40 n4 , p60 ; Jul-Aug 2005
Describes facility and program changes instituted in the TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) strategy, created to improve attendance and passing rates in introductory science courses at MIT.
Architecture; v94 n5 , p73,74 ; May 2005
Describes this new engineering teaching facility at the University of California, Santa Cruz, featuring glass exterior panels in hues that reflect the bark, leaves, and lichen colors of the natural setting.
Energy-Efficient Laboratory Design.
Lemire, Nicholas; Carneux, Roland
ASHRAE Journal; v47 n5 , p58-60,62-64 ; May 2005
Evaluates energy-efficient laboratories at Montreal's Concordia University Science Complex. The goal was to design a building with energy consumption at least 25% lower than that which would comply with the Model National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings. That goal was exceeded, as the complex is 50% more efficient. The innovative and sensitive occupancy sensing, flow tracking, exhaust, and heat recovery features are described, as is the system's flexibility, accessibility, and easy maintenance.
Perimeter Institute, Canada.
Architectural Record; v193 n5 , p210-217 ; May 2005
Describes this academic research facility built over a former landfill. Teaching environments vary in formality from traditional lecture halls to lounge-like casual spaces with fireplaces. Includes photographs, plans, and project information.
Facility Focus: Science Labs.
College Planning and Management; v8 n4 , p52,54 ; Apr 2005
Describes a Florida Institute of Technology observatory and planetarium deck with 15 small telescopes for individual use, and a physics and biology addition at Boston College that dramatically joins a new facility to and old.
New-Generation Purdue Biomedical Engineering Facility Designed to Enhance Teaching and Discovery.
College Planning and Management; v8 n4 , p48-51 ; Apr 2005
Describes design considerations in this new facility, including elimination of plain corridors, and isolation of laboratories to protect experiments.
Chronicle of Higher Education; v51 n16 , pA12 ; Dec 10, 2004
Universities are starting to break down the walls that divide scientists -- literally. Over the past several years, dozens of new laboratory buildings have been constructed with large open spaces containing row upon row of laboratory benches. More are under construction around the country. These new lab designs represent a radical shift away from the long-held tradition that scientists work best in small rooms operated as private fiefdoms.
Harvard University Science Center Expansion.
Architectural Record; Dec 2004
Describes this addition which respected an existing building of architectural merit, while providing space for the rapidly expanding History of Science, Statistics, and Computer Sciences departments. Includes photographs, plans, and project information.
College Planning and Management; v7 n12 , p32 ; Dec 2004
Describes the University of North Carolina's Biomolecular Research Center, which consists of a new building that successfully linked two pre-existing buildings that had different floor heights.
Swarthmore College Unified Science Center.
Architectural Record; v192 n12 , p198-203 ; Dec 2004
Describes additions to an existing science building that mitigated its unattractive exterior and connected the complex to the campus through use of the same native materials. Includes photographs, plans, and project information.
Vermeer Science Center, Central College.
Design Cost Data; v48 n6 , p46-48 ; Nov-Dec 2004
Describes this higher education science building renovation and expansion. Rainwater collection, photovoltaics, greenhouses, and sophisticated HVAC heat recovery systems combined to produce the first LEED-certified facility in Iowa. Building statistics, a listing of the design and construction participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
Humanistic Lab Design.
School Construction News; v7 n8 , p16-19 ; Nov-Dec 2004
Describes the Leichtag Family Foundation Biomedical Research facility at the University of California San Diego, which features an entirely stone veneer exterior, operable windows that are an automated part of a smoke evacuation system, sophisticated HVAC, and daylighting.
Profiting from Research.
American School and University; v77 n3 , p334-337 ; Nov 2004
Explains how, since the U.S. Government permits universities to retain the rights to government-financed research conducted in their labs, many schools are using their land and facilities to create centers that attract top talent and generate revenue. Advice on how to create a university-related research park follows, covering issues of project concept, involving multiple stakeholders, obtaining funding, quality design, site consideration, and tenant accommodation.
Texas A&M University System, Scott & White Regional Health Sciences Education Center.
Design Cost Data; v48 n5 , p44,45 ; Sep-Oct 2004
Describes this medical teaching facility that features wireless technology for writing and reviewing medical records and prescriptions via handheld computers. Building statistics, a listing of the design and construction participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
Research Space: Who Needs It, Who Gets It, Who Pays for It?
Planning for Higher Education; v33 n1 , p5-17 ; Sep-Oct 2004
Discusses the recent growth of federal funding of university-based research that has not necessarily translated into an increase in research space, thus creating competitive budgeting and allocation issues. Methods and considerations for allocating and administering space are described, along with their management and budgetary impacts. (Includes 20 references.)
Science Spaces for Students of the 21st Century.
Narum, Jeanne L.
Change; , p8-21 ; Sep-Oct 2004
Features laboratory and classroom spaces that are designed to foster innovation and reinforce institutional commitment to undergraduate science instruction.
HVAC Design in Animal Facilities.
Wilkins, Christopher; Waters, Brian
ASHRAE Journal; v46 n9 , p35-40 ; Sep 2004
Discusses proper HVAC for laboratory animal facilities to ensure comfort and wellness of the animals, metabolic stability for clinical consistency of experimentation, and worker safety. The type of HVAC system required varies with the type of animals, the purpose for which they are being kept, and caging systems in use. Issues of temperature, humidity, biosafety, ventilation, filtration, segregation, and redundancy are detailed. (Includes nine references.)
American School and University; v76 n13 , p110-112 ; Aug 2004
Presents three higher education laboratory projects selected for the American School & University 2004 Educational Interiors Showcase. The awards were based on the jury's estimation of the projects' adaptability, innovation, humanism, appropriateness to site, sustainability, and timelessness. Building statistics, designers, and photographs are included.
A High-Performance Science Center.
College Planning and Management; v7 n7 , p28,29 ; Jul 2004
Describes the LEED silver-certified Vermeer Science Center at Central College in Pella, Iowa. A high standard of energy efficiency is realized with an innovative HVAC system that combines laboratory and office ventilation and also reclaims heat from laboratory exhaust.
Facility Focus: Science Facilities.
College Planning and Management; v7 n7 , p42-44,46,48 ; Jul 2004
Describes four recent higher education science facilities which were designed around their respective institutions' academic programs. The facilities are MIT's Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information, and Intelligence Sciences; Northeastern University's George D. Behrakis Health Sciences Center; Frostburg State University's Compton Science Center; and the University of Florida's Health Professions/Nursing/Pharmacy Complex.
Strategies for Biomedical Waste Management and Minimization.
Ivanovich, Mary Kristin
Facilities Manager; v20 n4 , p46-50 ; Jul-Aug 2004
Describes facilities-related biomedical waste issues, emphasizing appropriate areas and containers for sorting, storing, and disposing of waste, along with proper training and documentation.
Science and Technology Facilities.
PEB Exchange; v2004/2 n52 , p13-19 ; Jun 2004
Presents four articles on secondary and higher education science facilities. The first presents a view on approaches to teaching science in school and illustrates ideal science facilities for secondary education. The second reports on improvements to the Science Complex at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal. The third describes a secondary level vocational training center devoted to new technologies in Quebec. The fourth describes an Australian science and mathematics magnet school.
Facility Earns LEED Platinum Rating.
College Planning and Management; v7 n4 , pGB6,GB8 ; Apr 2004
Describes features of the University of California at Santa Barbara's Donald Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, which obtained the highest LEED rating available.
A Building Development Plan at Laval University, Quebec.
PEB Exchange; v2004/1 n51 , p22-24 ; Feb 2004
Describes three projects under construction at the University of Laval: the Wood Processing Center; The Optics, Photonics and Laser Center; and Ferdinand-Vandry Hall for the teaching of health sciences.
Saving Energy in Labs.
ASHRAE Journal; , p35-40 ; Feb 2004
Describes the design of an HVAC system at Haverford College that recovers significant amounts of heat from laboratory hood exhaust. Higher equipment costs were more than offset by savings realized in reduced ductwork, plant size, and energy usage.
Architecture Minnesota; v30 n1 , p42-45 ; Jan-Feb 2004
Describes the new Molecular and Cellular Biology Builidng at the University of Minnesota. The building features state-of-the-art laboratories, generous common areas, and a high degree of transparency that allows visitors to orient themselves to the outdoors. The building's energy efficiency is 34 percent better than code requirements. Photographs and a floor plan are included.
Wayne State University, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Design Cost Data; v47 n6 , p46,47 ; Nov-Dec 2003
Describes this facility, which maximizes efficiency by creating spaces which can be converted to laboratories if needed and by concentrating high-traffic functions on lower floors. Building statistics, a listing of the design and construction participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included.
Class Laboratories: Space Use and Utilization.
Facilities Manager; v19 n6 , p17-20,22-27 ; Nov-Dec 2003
Describes ways that laboratory space in higher education is assigned to departments and utilized. Various systems of distributed versus centralized "ownership" and scheduling are detailed, along with situations that create wasted or unused space. Remedies for inventory, furnishing, use analysis and scheduling are suggested. (Contains four references.)
Carl Icahn Laboratory, Lewis-Sigle Institute, Princeton University.
Pearson, Clifford A.
Architectural Record; v191 n11 , p180-84 ; Nov 2003
Describes the named building, which provides laboratories for fifteen faculty members and their assistants. A large atrium is included to facilitate the socializing considered critical to this institute's program. Includes project information, photographs and plans.
Broad Center for Biological Sciences at Cal Tech.
Architectural Record; v191 n11 , p168-71 ; Nov 2003
Describes the named building, which is modern yet compliments the Spanish mission style of the original campus. The building provides labs, a magnetic resonance imaging facility, an auditorium, seminar rooms and lounges. Includes project information, photographs and plans. [Free subscriber registration is required.]
College Planning and Management; v6 n10 , p34-35 ; Oct 2003
Describes the features of new science facilities at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, (which included renovation of two existing buildings), and at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, where sustainable design was a priority.
Accessibility: Maximum Mobility and Function.
American School and University; v75 n11 , p24,26-28 ; Jul 2003
Describes how to design school and university labs to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, focusing on counter height for students in wheelchairs; appropriate knee space and sink height in sink areas; ADA-compliant fume hoods; accessible laboratory doors and entryways; and safety concerns (e.g., emergency eyewash stations and emergency showers for people with disabilities).
Facility Focus: Science Labs.
College Planning and Management; v5 n11 , p42-43 ; Nov 2002
Describes the buildings of the International Center for Public Health of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and the Louise C. Buhl Hall of Sciences at Chatham College in Pennsylvania, particularly their atriums. Includes photographs.
Building Research Labs.
American School and University; v75 n3 , p345-48 ; Nov 2002
Discusses some aspects of campus research facility construction that require specialized construction expertise, and which should be considered when reviewing construction proposals.
American School and University; v75 n3 , p334-37 ; Nov 2002
Discusses thorough planning, communication, innovation, and a realistic budget as key steps in the renovation of university biotech research facilities.
Fund Development for Science Facilities.
Appleton, James R.
New Directions for Higher Education; n119 , p103-09 ; Summer 2002
A college president shares his advice on the critical elements of a capital campaign program for science facilities.
The People and Process of Investing in Facilities.
Boylan, Elizabeth S.
New Directions for Higher Education; n119 , p111-14 ; Summer 2002
Offers working principles that lead to more satisfactory outcomes in planning and building new science, technology, engineering, and mathematics facilities.
Facility Focus: Academic Buildings.
College Planning and Management; v5 n8 , p40-41 ; Aug 2002
Describes the design of the Agnar Pytte Center for Science Education and Research at Case Western Reserve University and the School of Law building at Gonzaga University. Discusses how their atriums serve as campus landmarks and create a welcoming sense of place. Includes photographs.
American School and University; v74 n12 , p121-23 ; Aug 2002
Describes the design of notable school laboratories, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on architects, suppliers, and cost, as well as photographs.
Designing for Flexibility.
American School and University; v74 n12 , p168-71 ; Aug 2002
Offers examples of universities (Wayne State, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Virginia) that have designed their research facilities to grow and change to meet both short- and long-term needs.
Inform; v13 n2 , p16-19 ; 2002
Describes the design of Torgersen Hall, the new home for the Advanced Communications and Information Technology Center at Virginia Tech, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on architects, consultants, and cost, as well as floor plans and photographs.
Evaluating the Impact of Physical Renovation, Computerization, and Use of an Inquiry Approach in an Undergraduate, Allied Health Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab.
Harrison, Jon; Nichols, Jennifer; Whitmer, Allison
Advances in Physiology Education; v25 n4 , p202-210 ; Dec 2001
Describes and evaluates a major renovation of a human anatomy and physiology lab for allied health students, which was distinguished by a collaboration between faculty involved in teaching the course and faculty with expertise in industrial and furniture design. The resulting physical lab has unique features designed to improve work in groups, student movement, and integration of computers with wet laboratories. Includes eight references.TO ORDER: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11824199
Facility Focus: Science Facilities.
College Planning and Management; v4 n11 , p26-27 ; Nov 2001
Discusses design and architectural features of two new science facilities at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida, and a new graduate research tower the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Notes the important convenience associated with interior windows in these facilities, which allow researchers, faculty, and students to see between offices and laboratory spaces.
Davis, Lee; Siegel, Gary
American School and University; v74 n3 , p324-27 ; Nov 2001
Shows how schools are establishing environmental-management systems to help them comply with stricter federal regulations. Topics addressed include hazardous waste management and use of third-party audits to prepare for Environmental Protection Agency inspections. Environmental guidelines for laboratories and special concerns confronting science buildings are highlighted.
Teaching Old Labs New Tricks.
College Planning and Management; v4 n11 , p24-25 ; Nov 2001
Explores how to create an optimal learning environment in all curriculum areas, particularly with old science labs. Discusses how educators are offering course material online and using technology to more efficiently deliver lectures and presentations and to create more computer-generated lab demonstrations.
How To Curb the Appetite for Energy in University Laboratories.
Zsirai, Ted; Wright, Michaella
College Planning and Management; v4 n7 , p42,44-45 ; Jul 2001
Discusses ways to cut rising energy costs within university laboratories by using heat recovery systems and variable-volume exhaust hood systems. Explores the implementation of broad-based, sustainable laboratory classroom design concepts.
Center for Clinical Services Research, California.
Architectural Record; v189 n6 , p130-37 ; Jun 2001
Highlights Stanford University's 220,000 square-foot Center for Clinical Sciences, the design of which represents a high-quality architectural departure from the old building styles and creates an elegant, solar-protected gathering place for scientists. Includes photographs, sectional drawing, and site plan.
The Benefits of Mixed Flow Technology: Roof Exhaust Fans.
Tetley, Paul A.
Facilities Manager; v17 n3 , p33-38 ; May-Jun 2001
Explores the problems associated with laboratory workstation exhaust faced by most colleges and universities and explains how the selection of a proper fume hood exhaust system can prevent or eliminate these problems and provide a clean and safe lab environment. Also highlighted are indoor air quality legal implications.
Green School Lab.
ASHRAE Journal; v53 n5 , p44,46,48,50 ; May 2001
Provides detailed information on energy issues at Mesa Community College (MCC) Physical Sciences Building, with state-of-the-art labs, support spaces and classroom for chemistry, engineering, geology, physics, physical science, and astronomy, with spaces for student study areas, tutoring resources, faculty offices, and conference spaces.
Architecture Minnesota; v27 n1 , p24-29 ; Jan-Feb 2001
Describes how three buildings one completed (library), one under construction (music facility), one in predesign (science building) are infusing the University of Minnesota Duluth with a renewed identity and aesthetic. Photos and a floor plan are included.
Not an Exact Science.
American School and University; v73 n3 , p432-36 ; Nov 2000
Explains why schools and universities should seek wide-ranging input to create labs specifically designed for their science curriculum. Specific issues requiring attention are examined, such as equipping the lab, classroom communication needs, lab benches, and exhaust.
The Art of Renovating Science Facilities.
American School and University; v73 n3 , p445-49 ; Nov 2000
Discusses how colleges and universities can evaluate their science buildings, classrooms, and laboratories as a way of avoiding renovation pitfalls. Several tips and tricks are explored to better assure the success of a renovation project.
Planning for Interdisciplinary Integration.
Planning for Higher Education; v29 n1 , p23-30 ; Fall-Winter 2000
Examines the trend at many institutions of higher education to construct unified science centers which stress the integration of the scientific disciplines. Offers examples of building design and design challenges, such as the integration of older buildings within a new science center. Suggests guidelines for the planning process.
Design for Science.
Hackman, Steve; Mohr, Ken
Building Operating Management Online; Jul 2000
This article describes the common trends influencing the design of many types of laboratories: automation, electronic equipment, regulatory guidelines, lab/office relationships and the evolution of the working environment. This discusses space utilization issues, mechanical systems, efficiency and functionality, flexibility, selection of finishes such as flooring, ceilings, light fixtures, etc., and materials handling issues. Fundamentals of design are detailed.
Changing the Rules.
Metcalf, Matthew C.
College Planning and Management; v3 n7 , p52-54 ; Jul 2000
Explores key design concepts that support interdisciplinary and collaborative learning in college science classrooms. How each of these concepts were applied at the Lied Science, Mathematics, and Computer Facility at Doane College (Nebraska) is highlighted.
Facility Focus: Science Buildings.
College Planning and Management; v3 n4 , p42-44 ; Apr 2000
Describes three college science buildings that support student- centered learning in their science programs. How the schools created facility spaces that were interactive but quiet, merged multi- disciplinary sciences into the facility design, and encouraged departmental collaboration in the planning stage are addressed.
Building Blueprints: The Science of Renovating a Science Building.
College Planning and Management; v3 n3 , p28-29 ; Mar 2000
Explores the multiple challenges faced by King's College (Pennsylvania) when it decided to renovate its life sciences building and how they were successfully met. Photos are included.
Laboratory Renovation: The Hidden Cost.
Facilities Manager; v16 n2 , p45-47 ; Mar-Apr 2000
Provides an overview of the variety of problems that may be incurred, and the series of procedures that can be used, to manage science laboratory renovation activities. Examines the various project phases, including planning, decontamination and moving, construction and renovation, and moving in stages.
Building Blueprints. Biological Sciences--The Next Generation.
College Planning and Management; v2 n2 , p32-33 ; Feb 1999
Discusses how one college resolved the problems of building a high-tech, modern design college science center on a visible location within a traditional-looking campus. Design features that helped the facility blend into its traditional surroundings are highlighted.
Design for a Miniature Portable Fume Hood.
Bailey, Ronald A.; Wait, Samuel C., Jr.
Journal of Chemical Education; v76 n2 , p228-29 ; Feb 1999
Describes the design of undergraduate chemical laboratory fume hoods. Proves that folding the sides and top permit the hood and its duct hose to be stored in a standard 18-inch-wide laboratory cabinet.
Kahn in Context.
Texas Architect; v49 n1 , p44-45 ; Jan 1999
Describes the architectural planning for a new engineering and science building at the University of Texas-Pan American (Edinburg) where the campus design (Louis Kahn architectural concept) emphasizes an extensive and expressive use of brick and strongly geometric forms. How the new building retained the flavor of the old campus design while offering new design features is discussed. Photos of the new building are included.
Facility Focus: Science Buildings.
College Planning and Management; v1 n2 , p49-52,54,56 ; Mar 1998
Provides an overview of five custom designs used in university science buildings. Descriptions include renovation to a mechanical engineering lab, construction of a new building for molecular biology, the reconstruction of chemistry labs, the renovation of a vision lab, and a new research and education facility. Includes photos.
Designing Chemical Laboratories.
Chemical Health & Safety; , p21-25 ; Mar 01, 1997
The architect's goal in the design of laboratories is to produce a laboratory building or renovation that meets the needs of users and owners. The safety professional's goal is to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all the users. This article describes the stages of laboratory design and the roles of the design and safety professionals in the process.
Recovering from Sputnik.
Planning for Higher Education; v26 n2 Win 1997-1998 , p27-31 ; Winter-Spring 1997
Examines the options available to colleges and universities needing to modernize their science facilities, many of which were built in the late 1950s and the 1960s. Looks at science building designs common to that era and the nature of modernization problems, and considers four possible courses of action: minor renovations; extensive renovations; renovations with addition; and new construction.
A Better Home for Undergraduate Science.
Narum, Jeanne L
Issues in Science and Technology; v13 n1 , p78-84 ; Oct 1996
Discusses the nationwide renewal of undergraduate science facilities that will be required in the near future to sustain the current momentum in curriculum reform. Provides a rationale for space design that is compatible with the kinds of programs that stimulate student interest in science, engineering, mathematics, and technology.
American School and University; v68 n12 , p71-73 ; Aug 1996
Discusses the importance of feasibility studies when renovating a university science facility. Outlines how to establish a team, set goals, and develop the program. Describes some of the key issues in the process, such as carefully analyzing the existing space, and offers some considerations regarding costs.
Renovate Your Lab
Chemical Health & Safety; v2 n3 , p8-13 ; May-Jun 1995
This article discusses how to find and correct problems that can affect safety, health, and productivity in aging academic chemistry buildings. This describes where to start in evaluating problems, and conditions to look for and possible causes. Problems with overpopulation of staff or stuff, inadequate ventilation systems, and leaks and spills are explained in depth.
Complying with Science.
Biehle, James T.
American School and University; v67 n9 , p54-62 ; May 1995
Using the regulations and guidelines set by the Americans with Disabilities Act, this article describes how to make the science classroom accessible to all, so that every student can have the opportunity to experiment with science firsthand.
Design Features of a Biotechnology Laboratory Environment.
Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews; v6 n2 , p227-253 ; Apr-May 1991
This article addresses those aspects of laboratory building design that pertain to life safety, industrial hygiene, and accident prevention. The objective is to increase awareness of good design. Practical applications of safety features are included in the discussion.