December 8, 2021

Supporting Scientific Inquiry through Informed Lab Design

Fortune 500 Company Research & Development Building

Scientific research is dynamic. From funding mechanisms to technology, teams to processes, the nature of research is in a constant state of flux. To recruit and retain top talent, secure grant funding, and uphold institutional values, research institutions make considerable capital investments in providing state-of-the-art research environments. But with the mechanisms of scientific research constantly evolving, can research spaces be designed in such a way as to accommodate the changing nature of research over time? BWBR and the University of Minnesota conducted a study to explore this very question.

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