Tradeline: College and University Science Facilities Conference, Boston

Tradeline is hosting their College & University Science Facilities conference in Boston on October 26th – 28th. Chris Martin and Cristianne Peschard from Wilson Architects will be presenting with Steve Wisniewski, our client from the University of Pittsburgh, on “Facility models for training the next generation of collaborative scientists”.

This presentation will highlight how collaborative partnerships between diverse research organizations are on the rise, fueled by the promise of rapid discovery and shortened times to market/application. They will identify key facility planning considerations for academic research and teaching that will support training the next generation of scientists and engineers to successfully participate in and contribute to this new and powerful model of collaborative science. Chris, Cristianne and Steve will scope out the quantity, quality and mix of space types required to make such ambitious initiatives successful, and identify particular considerations for supporting an array of specialized equipment, and planning and managing culture change.

University Hall, a recently completed general academic building on the UMass Boston campus, is also featured at this Tradeline conference as a Tour Option for attendees.

The tour group will walk through 190,000 GSF University Hall at 1:30pm on October 26th and see first-hand how the building serves a large cross-representation of students, faculty, and staff and supports the University’s growing student enrollment and course offerings. The four-story building provides nearly 2,000 seats in state-of-the-art general purpose classrooms, faculty and staff offices, a café, student lounge and study spaces, as well as specialized space for three academic departments – Art, Performing Arts, and Chemistry – an intentional blending of Arts and Sciences creating a unique, collaborative learning experience. University Hall includes more than 25 general-use classrooms, including 18 classrooms seating 40 or fewer students, and specialized spaces for interactive teaching, two case method classrooms, a multi-media studio classroom, four 150-200-seat discussion halls, and a 500-seat lecture hall.


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