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Tradeline 2022 Spring Research Facilities Conference

May 5 - 6, 2022

Hilton Austin
Austin, TX
United States

HDR's leading life sciences experts are pleased to be at Tradeline's Spring Research Conference presenting sessions focusing on two of our most exciting projects currently under development: Brandywine's Schuykill Yards West Tower and Mayo Clinic's Kellen Research Building. If you are planning to attend the conference, please join us to hear about the latest trends in life sciences design and planning. 

A model for research building flexibility and hybrid workstyles in the post-COVID world

Research workstyles have shifted post-COVID and new models are emerging that balance hybrid work, lab flexibility, and workplace engagement. The West Tower is a leading example of this shift forward. Session leaders demonstrate how this facility was designed for a mix of office, life science, lifestyle, and residential uses, with integrated, elevated work + life experiences. They detail design solutions to the increasing demand to work from home or remotely, coupled with the need for maximum flexibility. They illustrate how these strategies can be employed selectively in response to new trends in life sciences.

Brian Cummings, PMP, CHC, Senior Director, Life Science Construction, Brandywine Realty Trust
June P Hanley, LEED AP, BD+C, Vice President and Principal Planner, HDR
Adam Hayes, Senior Project Manager, HDR

Time and Date:
Thursday, May 5, 2022 - 11:10 a.m.-12:05 p.m. | Friday, May 6, 2022 - 8:05-9:00 a.m.

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Shifting the research paradigm: Mayo Clinic’s Kellen Research Building

Mayo Clinic’s new Kellen Research building is the result of a big data-gathering effort on new work-style profiles, collaboration activities, efficiencies, space types and utilization of spaces. Session leaders examine the decision-making rationales that drove the designs for dynamic, flexible environments and infrastructure that accelerate scientific advancements, promote translational research, and support Mayo Clinic’s unique “condominium” approach to space utilization. They illustrate the project impact of prototyping and consensus-building tools to accommodate institutional and individual PI research needs, and respond to global trends including theme-based research, chemical use reduction, data science, machine learning, and other advanced technologies.

Anisha Kothari, Laboratory Planner, HDR
Phillip Plonka, Section Head-Engineering Infrastructure, Mayo Clinic
Gregory Ramseth, AIA (RA-WI), Project Manager, HDR

Time and Date:
Friday, May 6, 2022 - 10:35am-11:30am

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