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INNOVATION DISTRICTS Designing for Innovation at Ayers Saint Gross


Innovation Districts are

THRIVING RESILIENT MIXED-USE ECOSYSTEMS 2

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Innovation Districts leverage the power of maximizing connections, expanding relationships, and growing knowledge.

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Thriving and resilient innovation ecosystems require a critical mass and diversity of talent and energy. Cities, universities, research institutions, and companies are realizing that, in the global competition for human capital, place matters as much as ever. Providence Innovation District Providence, Rhode Island 2

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A New Paradigm For much of the previous century, research was performed in single-use, closedoff, and auto-dependent ‘parks’ in the suburbs. Today, data and information flow more freely, technological progress is frequently crowd-sourced, and discovery occurs at the intersection of disciplines and organizations. A parallel trend—the preference of millennials, empty-nesters, and others to live, work, learn, and play in 24/7 mixed-use areas—is further influencing the evolution of Innovation Districts as walkable, urban communities.

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Innovation Ecosystem Innovation Districts are dense, mixed-use environments that foster creative collaboration, establish a sense of community, and attract a talent pool of knowledge workers. They combine flexible research spaces, lab spaces, maker spaces, co-working spaces, incubators, and collaborative office space with housing, hotels, restaurants, retail, entertainment, and community spaces. A welldesigned public realm—streets, parks, plazas, and other common areas—serves to connect everything and accommodates the social gathering and programming that generates community cohesion and creative collisions.

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The Innovation Pipeline

LEARN

With core teaching and research, universities foster the creation of new knowledge.

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INCUBATE

An idea with broad potential impact is explored.


ACCELERATE

Completion of a focused program builds promising ideas into companies.

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GROW

Early stage companies scale their vision, adding new employees and expanding impact.

PARTNER

Mature companies establish mutually beneficial relationships with research universities.

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TEN INNOVATION DISTRICTS Designed by Ayers Saint Gross

16Tech Innovation District Indianapolis, Indiana DESIGNING FOR INNOVATION AT AYERS SAINT GROSS

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Providence Innovation District Wexford Science and Technology Providence, Rhode Island

Existing Renovated Buildings Proposed New Buildings

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The medical school of Brown University, sited in Providence’s historical Jewelry District, has long been separated from the city center by a swath of raised highway. In 2007, a process to reroute this section of I-95 began, thus creating new developable land between the Medical Center and downtown. A new mixed Innovation District is now being planned on this reclaimed land. This knowledge community will be organized around a new civic square, and will contain a new 230,000 SF office and research building for the Cambridge Innovation Center, Brown University, TechShop, a new hotel, new housing, and a new community building based on District Hall in Boston.

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16Tech Master Plan & Design Guidelines Browning Investments, Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI), Wexford Science and Technology, and 16Tech Community Corporation Indianapolis, Indiana

Roadway Types - Central Avenue (Woonerf ) A Woonerf uses roadway techniques as a shared complete street to help support traffic calming, low speed limits and a unique sense of place. This distinct concept where equal priority is given to all modes of transportation including automobiles, bicycles, and pedestrians is designed without traditional standard curb and gutter and utilizes unit pavers or natural stone to integrate all shared uses into a single space.

PARCEL A: PARCEL CHARACTERISTICS: Located to the far western end of the plan, Parcel A offers excellent views of the White River and the White River Trail. - Height: 5-8 Stories

C1 - 82’ ROW - Central Avenue (Woonerf )

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- Parcel: The facade of the parking garage facade facing the water should be well designed and of the same language and vocabulary of the surrounding facades. The western bar of the de velopment should be taller in mass, acting as an anchor to the urban district and offering views of the all new development. An excellent op portunity for branding exists as this facade becomes highly visible from the east.

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- Stepbacks: The ground floor should engage the sidewalk, with the courtyard faced towards the waterfront. Stepbacks are encour aged on both sides of the parcel as shown

SIGNIFICANT FACADE

» 10’ Travel Lanes » 8’ Parallel Parking/Landscape Bump-out » 10’ Cultural Trail (Bike/Multi-use Trail) » Sidewalk (Varies per adjacent property)

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SCREENED PARKING GARAGE

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The plan for 16Tech is designed to stimulate ideas and research, and produce opportunities and jobs. This high-profile, mixed-use innovation district will entice the target sectors of science, software, sports, logistics, and advanced manufacturing. The vision calls for adaptive re-use and new construction centered around a main plaza and park space, a pedestrian-friendly street network. It activates the riverfront with a new park, and maximizes connections into the district.

Renovated building New building

STEPBACK @ FLR 6 0’-5’ SETBACK Parking Garage Screening

Landscape Design Guidelines

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GTAC Maker Hub Arts Parking Deck Town Green City Gateway Haynie Building Ball Park Advanced Fabrication

Dickinson Avenue Corridor Study City of Greenville Greenville, North Carolina This urban design master plan examines the potential for a mixed-use innovation district near East Carolina University in downtown Greenville. It reflects the city’s commitment to revitalizing this neglected area, creating a vibrant urban environment, and fostering workforce training and economic development. The planning goal is to create a vibrant urban district centered on Dickinson Avenue, a major thoroughfare through Greenville. Potential tenants include advanced manufacturing businesses, art galleries, shops, restaurants, and residential lofts. The 30-acre site is designed to take advantage of its proximity to the East Carolina University campus, Greenville’s commercial center, and the historic tobacco warehouse district.

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University City Science Center University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Wexford Science and Technology Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Surrounded by Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University Hospital, and a mixed-use development named Science Center, this site is poised for development. A mixed-use community center will connect these disparate pieces. At full build-out, the site will consist of 2.5 million square feet of retail, office, and residential wrapped around parking. The retail consists of a 50,000 square foot grocery store, which is a much-needed addition to this food desert community. A K-8 school, adjacent to Drexel University’s new School of Education to encourage a symbiotic relationship, is also planned. The end result is a pedestrian-focused plan with realistic phased implementation strategies.

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University City Science Center Wexford Science and Technology Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Cortex Innovation Community Wexford Science and Technology St. Louis, Missouri

Existing Buildings Proposed Buildings

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The Cortex Innovation Community is home to a 200-acre technology district integrated into St. Louis’ historic district Central West End and Forest Park Southeast residential neighborhoods. Located among nationally ranked universities and medical centers, Cortex is bordered by Wexford’s university partner, Washington University in St. Louis, and other demand drivers including the campuses of Saint Louis University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Two other institutional partners, University of Missouri—St. Louis and the Missouri Botanical Garden, are nearby. Cortex is thoughtfully designed to become an urban neighborhood full of 24/7 activity. Housing, retail, hotels, open spaces, and public amenities are all part of the development to attract young entrepreneurs and small companies in addition to seasoned scientists, large corporations, and local residents.


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Hercules Pinkney Life Science Park Montgomery College Germantown, Maryland Montgomery College plans to develop 40 acres on its Germantown campus for private bioscience and technology companies. The goal is to enhance training and career opportunities for students as well as to sustain economic development in Montgomery County, Maryland. This new addition to the campus, located in the heart of a major life sciences corridor, is expected to generate about 4,000 new jobs and yield nearly $2 million in real estate tax revenue for the county. The plan responds to the college’s vision of faculty conducting research in the new buildings, office tenants teaching classes, and students working for biotech companies to learn new skills.

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BioPark Master Plan University of Maryland Baltimore, Maryland The original creation of the BioPark was part of the larger vision of the 2002 Master Plan for University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The BioPark at full buildout will consist of twelve flexible research/office buildings with the potential for ground floor mixed-use totaling 1,400,000-1,800,000 GSF, parking facilities for 1,650-1,950 vehicles, and substantially upgraded pedestrian connections and open green spaces. Each research facility will have the ability to house wet lab spaces intermingled with office space. The UMB BioPark brings vitality to a struggling section of Baltimore, creates numerous local jobs, increases revenue to the university and the city, and helps meet local need for flexible research space.

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Venture District University of Maryland College Park, Maryland Ayers Saint Gross is currently working with the University of Maryland to develop an innovation district to ignite entrepreneurial spirit, commercialize technologies, and foster collaboration. The innovation district will provide an important link between the residential and commercial districts of College Park. Ideally located between the edge of campus and a research park, the Innovation District has easy access to major interstates and will be the site of a new Metro station. Ayers Saint Gross is working with the university to provide a programmatic framework with that will support the university’s three-part mission of research, teaching, and services to the community and region. The mix of uses will encourage a 24hour district and include workplaces, dining, retail, housing, and other amenities. Venture District Existing M2 Research

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Heritage District will add character and a key center for hub between N and C Districts Keystone is essential to growing Central District

A new Wake Forest anchor grounded in a real urban place

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter Wexford Science and Technology Wake Forest, North Carolina Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is an urban research park consisting of 145 developable acres, capable of supporting an estimated six million square feet of space. It is located in the heart of the dynamic urban area of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is adjacent to six major academic institutions including Wake Forest University. Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is a hub for innovation in biomedical science, technical research, and information technology. Located in the Piedmont Triad, it gives businesses access to some of the brightest minds in North Carolina, a place that has earned national recognition for its high-tech success and low cost of living. The entire redevelopment will convert a total of 1.1Â million square feet of rehabbed R.J. Reynolds historic tobacco warehouses and other historic buildings into a vibrant, urban community with Wake Forest as the primary driver.

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Converge Square University of Miami, Wexford Science & Technology Miami, Florida The University of Miami (U.M.) and Wexford have partnered to create an innovation district within Miami’s Health District. The site is in an advantageous location near numerous hospitals and the UM Medical School, I-95, and the neighborhood of Wynwood, the city’s burgeoning arts district. The concept master plan calls for a dense collection of mixed-use research and residential buildings organized along a pedestrian promenade that will link the heart of the Health District and UM Medical School campus to Converge Square, the main public space of the innovation district. The promenade will be lined with retail and active uses and feature a continuous, sculptural canopy to protect people from Miami’s sun and rain. The new connection will reduce the distance and travel time to the innovation district, and facilitate the desired collaboration between researchers, entrepreneurs, clinicians, professors, students, and other innovation district players.

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Clients, Partners, and Collaborators 16Tech Community Corporation Barnes Jewish Hospital, Saint Louis Brown University Browning Investments Cambridge Innovation Center CORTEX Drexel University Indiana Bioscience Research Institute LabCentral Montgomery College Saint Louis University TechShop The Ohio State University uCity University of Maryland University of Miami University of North Carolina Chapel Hill University of Pennsylvania Wake Forest Innovation Quarter Wake Forest University Washington University Wexford Science & Technology


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