Start a discussion on laboratory design trends and sooner or later you start to hear words such as “collaboration,” “multi-disciplinary,” and “flexibility.” What does all this mean?
In short, labs today are more open, friendly, and adaptive than ever before. Old myths are flying out the window, and even those windows are among the changes. Architecture has had to respond in creative ways to a variety of demands — environmental, social and economic. Universities and corporations alike are competing for top research talent and realize that they need to provide attractive, efficient, and modern facilities to attract the right people.