Science Facilities --HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
Laboratories. Profiles one high school and two higher education laboratories that were recognized in the American School and University Magazine's Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were selected... 07/31/2008
Laboratories. Presents three higher education laboratory projects selected for the American School & University 2004 Educational Interiors Showcase. The awards were based on the jury's estimation of the... 07/31/2004
Laboratories. Describes the design of notable school laboratories, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on architects, suppliers, and cost, as well as photographs. 07/31/2002
Laboratory Barriers in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics for Students with Disabilities. This report addresses the barriers college students with disabilities face in the laboratory setting. In engineering, mathematics, and science education most courses require laboratory work which may... 12/31/1995
Laboratory Design Integrated Research and Learning Experience. Profiles Emory University's chemistry facilities, describing the openness between teaching and laboratory spaces, modular and flexible furnishings, and movable walls. Photographs and cost... 12/31/2007
Laboratory Design, Construction, and Renovation: Participants, Process, and Product. Laboratory facilities are complex, technically sophisticated, and mechanically intensive structures that are expensive to build and to maintain. Hundreds of decisions must be made before and during... 12/31/1999
Laboratory Renovation: The Hidden Cost. Provides an overview of the variety of problems that may be incurred, and the series of procedures that can be used, to manage science laboratory renovation activities. Examines the various project... 02/29/2000
Laboratory Safety Institute National non-profit educational organization promoting health and safety in school science laboratories. The Massachusetts-based group provides training, publications, grants, a lending library, a...
Laboratory Water Systems: Cost-Effective Generation and Distribution. Describes levels of water quality in laboratories, as defined by four national standards. Planning issues for delivery of sufficient quantities of water of the proper quality are detailed. 11/30/2006
Laboratory Water Systems: Cost-Effective Generation and Distribution. Part 2: System design and operation. Reviews specific design choices, equipment, and operational issues for laboratory water distribution. Central versus local systems, treatment equipment, storage and distribution, and cost... 12/31/2006
Labs for the 21st Century Labs21 is a voluntary program dedicated to improving the energy efficiency and environmental performance of U.S. laboratories. The Labs21 program has developed a Tool Kit of resources to support the...
Labs Spring up among Halls of Ivy. Profiles notable new science facilities a Yale, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Columbia, and Stanford. For each project, a description is accompanied by photographs and building... 02/29/2008
Labs21 Design Process Manual. Provides guidance on the design process for high performance laboratories, leveraging the Labs21 tools. It includes the following: 1) The Design Process Checklist specifically lists process-related... 12/31/2003
Labs21 Environmental Performance Criteria, Version 3.0 Provides a rating system for use with laboratory building projects to assess environmental performance. It builds on the LEED Green Building Rating System that was developed by the U.S. Green... 12/31/2009
Learning Curve: Educating Users, Managers, and O&M Staff in Academia. Compares the respective knowledge and lack of knowledge that designers, laboratory users, and operations personnel typically bring to the laboratory construction process. An effort to combine their... 10/31/2006
Learning from Corporate Interiors. Recommends that laboratory design follow the lead of corporate interior design, with individual workspaces, flexible partitions and furnishings, more teamwork areas, and fewer enclosed offices. 02/28/2009
Learning Space Design: In Action. Describes facility and program changes instituted in the TEAL (Technology Enabled Active Learning) strategy, created to improve attendance and passing rates in introductory science courses at MIT. 06/30/2005
Making the Connection. Profiles the joining up of existing and new science buildings at McGill University. A variety of complex site, design, and historical context challenges were met by a collaborative team of occupants... 08/31/2009
Manage Risk Better with a Team Approach. Discusses risk management responsibilities for laboratory designers and engineers. A laboratory risk assessment will include attention to all hazardous materials and processes that the laboratory is... 11/30/2007
Manchester College Science Center. Profiles this academic facility featuring abundant informal learning spaces, flexible laboratories, daylighting, and interior transparency. Building statistics, a list of the project participants,... 06/30/2008
MIT PDSI. Profiles the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's PDSI, which accommodates contemporary instruction, collaboration, and aesthetics through an infill structure occupying a courtyard in the... 10/31/2008
Mount Holyoke College Unified Science Center, South Hadley, Massachusetts Describes this new higher education science facility that obtained LEED certification partly by using 26% locally-produced building materials and sorting, documenting, and recyling 50% of its... 10/31/2005
Moving from Closed- to Open-plan Labs: A Metrics Analysis. Describes researcher versus administrator preferences for laboratory space, emphasizing the advantages and disadvantages of open plan design. Space-allocation strategies, lab to lab support space... 09/30/2006
Multi-tenant R&D Lab Buildings Go Green. Explores LEED certification issues for laboratory buildings that are not built-out before tenant occupancy. The categories of LEED Core and Shell (CS) and LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI) are... 08/31/2008
Natural Sciences Building, University of California, San Diego. Profiles this higher education science building that combines the disciplines of biochemistry, molecular biology, and biophysics. Laboratories are open-plan suites and the concrete structure dampens... 06/30/2006