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What a People-Focused Lab Looks Like

Join Lab Manager and our experts as we discuss design features that optimize wellness and performance

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Ennead Partner Todd Schliemann, FAIA, and Associate Principal Jarrett Pelletier, AIA, discuss the keys to maximizing research environments in support of the people whose research work depends on collaboration and interdisciplinary interactions. They will discuss the essential design features of laboratories that optimize human wellness and performance, foster more significant connections between researchers, and help to advance the pace of enterprising science. As a case study of a “people-focused lab,” they will look at the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact at the University of Oregon, which was designed to dissolve the boundaries that have historically slowed down discovery and empower researchers as individuals and as a collective while supporting innovation for positive social impact.

Learning objectives

  • Designing research environments to enhance the reach of innovations and discoveries
  • Developing social structures within working environments that lead to accelerating research outcomes
  • Pre-planning for connectivity and community
  • Incorporating health and wellness in the laboratory


Todd Schliemann, FAIA
Design Partner
Ennead Architects

Jarrett Pelletier, AIA
Associate Principal
Ennead Architects

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