A private university challenged us to explore the aesthetics, environment, and program behind a new Innovation Lab on campus.
We proposed the creation of a sustainable and engaging mass-timber building that could serve innovative students for decades to come.
This proposal is currently being considered by stakeholders.
At its core, what does the Innovation Lab need to accomplish?
One of the first mass timber buildings in the region. Leading the way in sustainability.
A warm, inviting, and light-filled space with solar and other sustainable technologies.
Flexible labs and workspaces for students and research to flourish.
What spaces will help accomplish these goals?
High ceilings, concrete floors, and lots of plugs.
Movable furniture, teamwork areas, and lots of places to think.
Adaptive rooms, in-house services, and multi-purpose areas.
How will the Innovation Lab interact with students, staff, and visitors?
Part of central campus, along student commuter paths, and close to the entrance.
Set the stage for decades of new thinking, innovation, and creativity.