Conference Presentations

Rubik’s Cube

Phased New and Renovated Construction for the Sciences
Delivered March 8, 2020
Presented by Mariko Masuoka, Principal, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects | Kari Nordstrom, Director of Project Architecture and Design, Yale University | Michael Reagan, Vice President, Stantec | Ryan Broadbin, Sr. Project Manager, Dimeo Construction Company

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Yale University

A combination of new construction and renovation can optimize space while remedying previous planning problems. Yale University's new Yale Science Building and its associated renovation projects illustrate how a new facility can integrate under-utilized space, meeting program needs and connecting existing science buildings. We'll share the planning methodologies and design processes used in a project this complex, along with technical challenges unique to building and renovating science facilities.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe how the Yale Science Building planning and construction process was balanced with the project's budget.
  2. List the pros and cons of reutilizing existing space over all-new construction.
  3. Identify opportunities in which old planning problems can be remedied with a combination of new construction and renovation interventions.
  4. Implement long-term construction phasing plans early in the design process.

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1.0 Unit (SCUPN20C357) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

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