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Designing Collaborative Research Spaces

17 February 2006

Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) / NITLE Conference - Memphis, TN

Carole Wedge and Sarah Felton

Metrics and the design of collaborative environments

Friday, 2 November 2012

A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (“Scientific Discovery, Inspired by a Walk to the Restroom”) made the argument that locating key support facilities has a role in fostering collaborative research environments.

As a design researcher, whenever I read a piece like this that cites research without providing citations or references, I become concerned about the quality of the evidence.

I decided to do a little digging. Although I was unable to find a research study documenting a 50-foot rule (“collaboration drops to 10% when workers are more than 50 feet ...[more]

Interdisciplinary research in “a place to be curious”

Monday, 8 November 2010

Think you know what goes on here? Look again. Step inside Hackerman Hall, home to Johns Hopkins’ Computational Sciences program and a remarkable intellectual crossroads.

Leadership in building research-rich learning environments for the 21st century

15 June 2007

Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Summer Institute - Chantilly, VA

Carole Wedge, AIA LEED AP, panelist

Creation and assessment of collaborative innovation workspace

20 March 2015

VentureWell, Washington DC

Steve Erwin, Shepley Bulfinch
Joe Rondinelli, Shepley Bulfinch

University Business: Duke Link and collaborative study

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

“Collaboration Station,” a feature in the May 2011 issue of University Business magazine, discusses the design of collaborative study spaces in higher education. Ed Gomes of Duke University talks about the Duke Link, the interactive teaching and learning space designed by Shepley Bulfinch which opened in 2008, noting that the project “was about creating an atmosphere in which people can experiment.”

Since the Link opened in 2008 it has attracted significant attention from institutions of higher education and architects across the US. Ed Gomes discussed the Link’s creation in a ...[more]

New Neurosciences Institute advances Alzheimers research

Friday, 17 October 2008

MORGANTOWN, WV – With the completion of the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) on the campus of West Virginia University, researchers around the world have gained a powerful tool in their efforts to address Alzheimer’s disease, said US Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) at the dedication ceremony today.

Rockefeller established the Institute in 1999 in memory of his mother, who died of Alzheimer’s disease in 1992. As part of the building’s dedication, the US Postal Service held a first-day-of-issue ceremony for its Alzheimer’s Awareness stamp.

The completion of the 76,000 s.f. project brings together under one roof researchers who had previously been dispersed among several campuses. A gateway to the University’s health sciences ...[more]

Shepley Bulfinch Celebrates the Grand Opening of the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Follows architecture firm’s work on adjacent Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab)

Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab

Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm known for design excellence and innovation with offices in Boston, Houston and Phoenix, announced today the completion of the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab at Harvard University in Allston, Mass. Made possible by a gift from Judy and Steve Pagliuca, a formal dedication was held on November 3, 2016.

The newest component of Harvard’s growing innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab is a new 15,000 SF, two-story building that creates much-needed ...[more]