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April 22, 2022

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The Shift in Lab Design Metrics and a New Paradigm for the Research Workplace 

The shelf life of laboratory metrics and benchmarks has decreased, especially when considering medical research facilities. Research examining the effects of workplace strategies in the laboratory has produced a new paradigm and a shift in lab design metrics.

The presenters will demonstrate how these metrics have evolved beyond basic efficiencies to key operational indicators such as the interaction between disciplines, recruitment and retention, sharing of space and equipment, and acceleration of discovery.

This presentation will focus on the wet laboratories of three medical research facilities built over the past 12 years. These facilities highlight the changing design metrics and benchmarks and illustrate the new priorities and paradigms in interdisciplinary research facility design. The projects featured are the Indiana University School of Medicine Research Institute III (2010), the Indiana University Neurosciences Research Building (2014), and the Children’s Mercy Research Institute (2020).

Jacqueline Foy, ACHA, LEED AP, Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Principal
Zahra Zamani, Ph.D., EDAC, Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Senior Design Researcher

Time and Dates:
Thursday, May 5, 2022 – 1:10pm-2:05pm
Friday, May 6, 2022 – 11:45am-12:40pm 

Hilton Austin

500 East 4th Street, Austin, TX 78701