Our research shows that a positive workplace environment really does have a significant impact on researchers’ wellbeing and productivity, and research outcomes.
In the past, architects focused on creating efficient functional spaces designed around research equipment, not people. Many of these workplaces have failed to adapt to the demands of the highly collaborative style of current research and have become a liability.
The Architecture of Science: The Contemporary Laboratory
John Thong, Director of Wilson Architects was a keynote speaker and panel member at UQ Architecture Research Dialogues.
The public perception of experimental science is shaped in part by laboratory architecture. Featuring researchers and architects, this discussion examined buildings, their hype and what they really mean.
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Laboratory E-bite Series
Read how you can ensure your research or laboratory space is designed for success and how others have dealt with similar design challenges in the first of our Laboratory Design e-bite series.
Find out how the researchers at Translational Research Institute are spending more time in their workplace.
40.7% are spending more time in write up
21.7% decrease in time spent off site
Research + Education + Workplace
The UNSW Faculty of Medicine project was so successful at creating a sense of community and collaboration that major design aspects have been replicated in the recent Wallace Wurth refurbishment.
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