2:00 – 3:00 PM
Laboratory Productivity: Using Science to Design a Lab
Laboratories are some of the most technically challenging types of spaces to design. Once the technical aspects are accounted for, what separates the “good” labs from the great? The answer lies in productivity. Whether the lab is for research, testing, or teaching, operating at optimal potential is the goal of any lab. The presenters will start with a brief history of laboratory design, followed by a discussion of productivity metrics which are translatable to various laboratory types. Numerous design strategies and features which maximize productivity will be presented, as well as examples of recent laboratory work. This “arm-chair” lab tour will feature the research behind enabling productivity, as well as the strategies’ effect on sustainability, safety, and job satisfaction. 1 AIA/CES LU/HSW
David Miller, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
Dave is a Director in the Science+Technology group of CRB, an AEC and consulting firm focused on facilities for life sciences and advanced technologies. His diverse background includes architectural programming, project management, and a wide range of planning services. His past clients include the University of Missouri, Lansing Community College, Gatorade Sports Science Institute, North Park University, University of Scranton, and the University of Illinois. His research and professional papers on Lab Design can be found in Tradeline, Society for College and University Planning, and APPA’s Facility Planning Magazine.