Research Facilities 2018 Conference
Boston, MA
April 26, 2018  11:45-12:40pm
Chuck Mummert AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal
Flad Architects
Stephen Briggs Launch Director, Plant Sciences Initiative
North Carolina State University
The 21st Century Agricultural Bioscience Research Facility: Application-driven interdisciplinary powerhouse

Presenting at Tradeline's annual Research Facilities Conference, Chuck Mummert and Steve Briggs will describe the current field application-oriented convergence of plant health and production, food security, bio-based fuels, clean energy, pharmaceutics, and environmental conservation. Together, they'll illustrate how these conditions are driving programming and design criteria for state-of-the-art corporate and institutional Ag Bioscience facilities. They will profile leading corporate, institutional, and academic organizations that have recently constructed research facilities; detail optimal planning metrics, space layouts, and space assignments; and demonstrate what facility flexibility, adaptability, and scalability mean in this context.