The Facility of the Future - Scientific Architecture

DOE Laboratories of the Future Workshop Series

The Facility of the Future - Scientific Architecture

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

Purpose of Workshop: First of a series of discussions on the laboratory facility of the future. This will provide background on DOE Laboratories of the Future as it relates to facilities, followed by presentations by three scientific architecture experts, both practitioners and historians. Future meetings will explore each aspect of the laboratory facility of the future in more detail by focusing on topics such as flexibility/modularity; accessibility/connectedness; digitization/automation; and safety/security/health.

 

Speakers

Dr. Stuart “Bill” Leslie - Where we’ve been

  • Examples and characteristics of lasting scientific architecture
  • Lessons learned from past projects
  • Why community counts as much as architecture

Mr. Ken Filar – How we can do this differently

  • Value of embedding an architect into the science team at project initiation
  • Integrating science systems spatially through a constant visualization cycle
  • Building a team ecosystem that extends beyond the science team

Professor Sandra Kaji-O’Grady – Things to consider in new approach

  • Architecture alone cannot solve it
  • Disconnect between design and researcher needs
  • Planning for the entire facility lifecycle