HOK Science + Technology
designing places that work for people.
an introduction to HOKâ€™s Science + Technology facilities + capabilities
trends in science Moving the design of science environments forward is a driving force of the HOK Science + Technology group. From multidisciplinary research, evolving pedagogies for science education and forward thinking scientific workplace design, this group is at the forefront of the profession in understanding emerging issues and trends.
scientific workplace Like the practice of science itself, the formula for creating the ideal scientific workplace that helps organizations focus on research continues to evolve. Testing new workplace ideas, measuring outcomes and making improvements over time can transform the workplace as well as the research it supports. Considering the office, traditional laboratory and all the workspaces in between, a giant laboratory for new ideas, processes and technologies is appropriate â€” and perhaps essential â€” for advancing science.
academic workplace Just as companies are seeking more interdisciplinary and collaborative workplace solutions, so are colleges and universities. In turn, theyâ€™re looking to designers for approaches that solve their unique challenges around Culture, Space and Tools. As the academic world looks outside of traditional design responses, theyâ€™re finding exciting new answers that are minimizing space while they bring together students and faculty.
innovation hubs As the competition for students, faculty, researchers and funding becomes more intense; how will your institution compete? What experiences will you offer them to create continuous learners that succeed and give back to others? Through an exploration of the evolution of Maker Spaces as they become more inclusive of all disciplines, we propose the concept of the Innovation Hub: a transformative creative catalyst where learners and doers from every walk of life can come together to think, share, and create whatever they can imagine.
translational research The breaking down of individual silos and shift to a team-based, cooperative approach has become a necessity in translational research. The resulting paradigm shift has affected funding and also how facilities are being designed and upgraded. These fast-moving changes mean design must bridge the gap between discovery and patient care -- forcing design teams to think outside their own traditional boxes. While the initial experiences of researchers at those facilities are mostly positive, the design community can build upon these experiences when developing frameworks for future translational research facilities.
well buildings Furthering HOK’s aspiration to enhance people’s lives through design, we are pioneering well building design. Our participation in the Well Living Lab Alliance means we’re involved at the ground level with important research on how the built environment impacts human health. HOK’s expertise in architectural and interior design combined with our access to this research through the Well Living Lab will allow us to translate our research into insights that inform building design.
university of chicago The William Eckhardt Research Center is a nexus for transformative, interdisciplinary discovery. The centerâ€™s array of labs, collaborative spaces and precision instrumentation support a nearly unlimited range in research scale and focus, with arguably the most tailored levels of performance for research space anywhere in the world.
278K square feet
square feet of cleanroom
at freq.below 200 Hz, LL2 meets VC-H
2017 R&D Magazineâ€™s Lab of the Year 2017
the francis crick institute Breaking with traditional governance and tenure structures in research institutions, the Francis Crick Institute represents a major paradigm shift for biomedical research in the UK and the global research community. Multidisciplinary and collaborative environments enable a strategy where scientists have a broad scientific remit, and where few ideas are off limits.
I do think architecture matters. You need to go into a building and feel inspiration.â€? -Sir Paul Nurse Director of the Francis Crick Institute
stanford university The 1651 Page Mill Road Renewal is a complete renovation that provides new, high-performance biomedical research laboratories for the School of Medicine. Utilizing an innovative new programming process, we developed an exciting new flexible laboratory model that combines wet and dry biomedical and bioengineering bench space with bioinformatics in a home base lab approximately twice the size of the previous models.
75K 75,000 sq. ft.
50% increases research space by 50%
new lab can hold teams from 4 to 10
penn state university The Chemical Engineering | Biomedical Engineering Building will colocate chemical engineering with biomedical engineering in a building that combines research + learning space, collaboration space, and maker space, all in a design that will effectively leverage sustainability strategies.
confidential life sciences client This new animal health vaccine research facility accommodates technology-integrated laboratories which are modular in their approach, flexible, adaptable, day-lit, provide views to the outdoors. The office zones, separated mechanically, have critical adjacencies to the lab areas, with office zones located and designed to support flexible and adaptable neighborhoods.
I think the facility is welldesigned, functional and will be an enjoyable place to work for the vaccines research folks for many years to come. - Client Project Manager
soka university The STEM Expansion Building is a new academic and research science facility that will support faculty and curriculum expansion in keeping with SUAâ€™s mission to educate and develop the whole individual and foster interaction at all levels. The building will celebrate science on display inside and outside. To promote hands on learning and interaction, via group projects and engagement with their peers/faculty, visibility, transparency and ample collaboration space have been provided inside and outside the labs.
lg science park This new park will create a consolidated campus to support collaborative research in electronics development. The facilities will house chemistry, biology, engineering and electronics labs as well as over 45,000 sq. ft. of cleanroom/fabrication space from Class 10 to Class 100,000. The park will include a facility where collaborative research with small start up companies, small firms, as well as engineering students can work on an intern basis to help support strong economic and employee development.
743K square meter campus
square meters of cleanroom space
university of glasgow research hub
As part of a larger, campus-wide development, this interdisciplinary research facility is being developed on the universityâ€™s Gilmorehill Campus in Scotland to support interdisciplinary research excellence organized into thematic clusters. It will provide interaction and collaboration space for the entire university research community as well as interdisciplinary core facilities.
The Research Hub will have a focus on developing excellence in our crossdisciplinary research, providing space for new collaborations to flourish.â€? - Professor Jon Cooper Vice Principal, Innovation + Knowledge Exchange
cardiff university translational research facility
As part of the broader Cardiff University Innovation Campus plan focused on innovation to enable the university to engage with the private sector to generate commercial revenue streams to support significant research programs. The Translational Research Facility is a visionary new 129,000-sq.-ft. research hub that will accommodate two world-leading institutes: the Cardiff Catalysis Institute and the Institute for Compound Semiconductors.
Creating the Innovation Campus will help leading researchers and entrepreneurial students turn research into real world answers, bringing social and economic benefits to Wales and beyond.â€? - Professor Hywel Thomas,
Pro Vice-chancellor of Research, Innovation and Engagement
fondazione ri med biomedical research and biotechnology center
Intended to generate exciting scientific discoveries that will translate into new and better cures and bring great social and economic benefits to Sicily and Italy, the world-class research facility will be a global hub for biomedical research and development. Managed by UPMC, the facilityâ€™s focus on translational science will move research quickly from the lab to the marketplace. Plans for future phases on the campus include a new hospital and medical school.
facility to house over 600 scientists + staff
325K square feet of research + support facilities
king abdullah university of science + technology This new 5.5 million sq. ft. campus along the coast of the Red Sea houses the world’s most advanced collection of laboratories, equipment and instrumentation across the entire spectrum of science. Exceptionally flexible building shells and universal floor plates accommodate virtually every lab type.
designed and constructed in 30 months
2011 R&D Magazine’s Lab of the Year 2011
LEED world’s largest LEED Platinum campus (at time of completion)
about HOK HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Since 1955, we have used our ability to connect planning and design services across market sectors in every part of the world allows us to see the â€œbig pictureâ€? and help clients innovate.
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HOK has programmed, planned and designed more than 50 million square feet of Science + Technology space in the past 10 years
HOK ranks #3 in the 2016 Building Design and Construction Giants list for Science + Technology Firms
10 HOK Science + Technology facilities have been honored by R&D Magazineâ€™s Lab of the Year
5 HOK Science + Technology projects have been certified LEED Platinum
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Our Thought Leaders advance the design of science environments + develop innovative approaches.
Our design philosophy synchronizes research and scientific goals with sensitivity to context, site + environment.
Our comprehensive range of expertise under one roof ensures seamless project delivery.
lab planning + design HOKâ€™s research facility, laboratory planning specialists create pioneering projects that advance innovative scientific discovery in buildings of every shape and size. By blending technical thought leadership with design excellence and engaging clients in every step of the process, we produce adaptable, sustainable facilities designed from the inside-out and the outside-in.
project types We bring innovative solutions by approaching projects from many different angles. Our projects span a wide range from science education, academic research, corporate office, research facilities, manufacturing, GMP production facilities, vivarium and cleanroom.
renovation HOK helps organizations renew existing resources and revitalize their built environments while moving toward a sustainable future. Approaching the renovation and addition of science + technology facilities creates additional complexity, so HOK considers many key issues when undertaking renovation projects.
finding unknowns in complex systems
wants vs. needs
impact on replacement costs
Phasing Issues impacts on cost and schedule
LEED certified projects
LEED platinum lab projects
sustainable design HOK is one of the worldâ€™s preeminent sustainable laboratory experts and many of our Science + Technology projects have received LEED Certification. We are committed to designing facilities from the whole building perspective.
THIS HOK TEAM IS ONE OF THE BEST TEAMS WE’ VE WORKED WITH. They thoroughly appreciate our campus master plan and the extremely valuable and challenging site for this new large engineering building. Their extraordinary interactive design process has produced a fantastic new building design that is both contextual and unique….and impresses both functionally and aesthetically… a huge achievement!” Gordon Turow, RLA, ASLA Director of Campus Planning and Design | The Pennsylvania State University
contact ELIZABETH VAN DERBECK, MBA, LEEDÂ® AP Senior Vice President | Science + Technology HOK 191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2250 | Atlanta, GA 30303 USA t +1 678 954 8972 m +1 404 428 4371 firstname.lastname@example.org hok.com