What's in Your Campus? LAB2050: The Future and Science of Laboratory Campuses

January 19, 2017
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time


A team of university, corporate, and federal lab experts tasked to predict where science and new technologies will take the next generation of lab campuses said, "In 2050, science and technology will thrive on low-entropy, low-water campuses comprised of buildings with site-specific biomimetic skins, containing delightful and sustainable laboratory spaces that host and promote diverse and resilient communities of scientists, virtual artificial assistants, and low-power research equipment."

In a collaboration called, "Laboratory of the Half Century," these advisors dialogued the trends, technologies, and economics that will shape the design concepts of research environments. This presentation will discuss these projections and other emerging trends in laboratories and high-tech campuses.

After viewing this presentation, attendees will:

  • Understand key trends that will change laboratory design, energy delivery and use, and campus integration by the middle of this century.
  • Understand the strategies that will allow low-entropy campuses to share energy inputs and outputs, leverage thermal storage and renewables, and maximize the performance not only of HVAC systems but of staff and scientific missions.
  • Understand how materials technology and parametric design will transform building skins to mimic nature and respond to external conditions and occupant needs.
  • Understand potential changes in laboratory hood and other research equipment as artificial intelligence, robotics, and nano- and micro-scale research evolve.


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Professional Development Hours and Continuing Education Credits

Webinar attendees and those who view the recording can earn one Professional Development Hour (PDH) for professional engineers or one Learning Unit (LU) from the American Institute of Architects for registered architects.

Contact I2SL after the webinar if you would like to receive a credit for your participation.

Instructor Biographies

George Karidis has given SmithGroupJJR high-tech clients four decades of innovative engineering, including LEED Platinum certifications, ASHRAE Technology Awards, and R&D Labs of the Year. Recent work includes a trigeneration + chilled beam system for Oakland University's Engineering Center, and concepts for NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility. Past I2SL topics include "Doing More with Less," "Energy Arbitrage," and "Exhale—It's All about Ventilation."

Nick Salowich has nearly 30 years of experience in project management and architecture. In his role as studio leader, he oversees the project delivery and development efforts of SmithGroupJJR in the growing science and technology field throughout the Midwest region, while continuing to engage with local clients such as the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Michigan State University.


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