Innovation Center 2

ARC605 | Fall 2014
Professor Edward Steinfeld

The major project of this studio was the design of a new building for the Innovation Center at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in Buffalo, NY. The Innovation Center is a research and development space housing life sciences and biotech companies, as well as companies offering support services like IP attorneys, talent acquisition, sales, and marketing. The growing space is designed to accommodate small to medium companies seeking office, wet lab and/or research space, on a month-to-month basis or via longer term leases. The Innovation Center is currently home to 30 start-up businesses. The major question explored in the studio was: “How can inclusive design ideas facilitate the development of a workplace that is supportive for creative work in the 21st century?”