Between Laboratory and Factory: A British Model for Innovation in Manufacturing and Applied Technologies

May 21, 2014

This article discusses the development of a new building type, which merges traditional research and testing functions with manufacturing to promote faster and more effective translation of laboratory discoveries into products and applications. The article discusses the history and development of this new concept for academic-industry collaborative research as well as several case studies.

keywords: collaboration, research and commercialization, building typology, manufacturing processes, hybrid facility

Paul Harney, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C (Perkins+Will)
Perkins+Will Research Journal
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