Campus Master Plan
Flexible and responsive
This client, one of the country's leading independent, nonprofit biomedical research institutions, specializes in genetics, virology and immunology. Its researchers are currently involved in more than 200 projects focusing on diseases including diabetes, AIDS, hepatitis, malaria, tuberculosis and cardiovascular illnesses. Funded by government and corporate grants and contracts, as well as donations from the public, it operates a maximum-containment laboratory where scientists can safely study deadly pathogens.
Flad recently embarked on a comprehensive study of the approximately 100 structures, including multiple research departments, that make up this client's 200-acre campus. But the master plan that targets the institution's facilities also addresses operations and culture for a holistic view of the entire organization. Among the goals are to maintain and enhance the organization as the preeminent infectious disease research institution, enabling it to attract new researchers, partners, and programs.
The master plan creates a vibrant, modern, collaborative, and connected research community, optimizing all physical assets and infrastructure for high-performance, efficient operations and energy use. The walkable, safe, and compelling site offers clear circulation that separates pedestrians and service, and amenity space is provided (including dining and conference spaces for staff and visitors) that contributes to a high-quality workplace and overall well being. The plan calls for removal of suboptimal and severely underperforming space, providing physical and technological connections to enable the highest levels of partnerships and outreach. It is above all a plan that aligns vision, program, phasing, and capital, and is both flexible to accommodate changes in research and culture, and responsive to economic and strategic research shifts.
Project TypeScience & Technology