09 - 10 April, 2019 | Novotel Sydney Central, Sydney, Australia

Suresh Dhillon


Senior Associate
Woods Bagot Architects


2:30 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: Next Generation “Super Lab” – What are the Key Characteristics?

“Plan for the future”. “Design for the Users”. “Invest in Sustainability”. – The mindset of today’s facilities and laboratory development have been established over decades of lessons learned from buildings lacking the flexibility to adapt to rapid technological and research advances. With the convergence of research disciplines and playing a key role in transforming lab environments, it is affecting workflow, interaction, research approaches, support spaces, equipment demands and more. In this panel discussion will take a look at:

  • Key characteristics of a ‘super lab’ and how to efficiently manage the transition from traditional to modern workflow standards
  • Setting metrics to optimise shared working environments, from lab benches to work spaces
  • Features to increase wellbeing of users and attract new membership

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3:30 PM From the Architect’s Perspective: Integrating Futuristic Architecture with Modern Research

The push for collaboration within facility spaces are changing the traditional approaches to learning and interacting with people and machine. How can we measure the impact of space designs on the level of productivity? What are the most practical characteristics that can facilities have the capacity to accommodate its users? This session will compare the features of existing facilities and how it can be developed to align to the increasing trend of collaboration and integrated learning.

  • Develop an understanding of the location, size, design and building performance criteria that are attributed to a collaborative facility
  • Insight into challenges that come with contemporary designs, planning and construction of research facilities
  • Identify metrics for productivity to evaluate the impact of contemporary research spaces
  • Case studies on new facilities designed by Woods Bagot

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