Collaboration is a major factor in today’s science, accelerated by talented scientists coming from contemporary academic models where problem solving happens in team environments.
Research on the sociology of buildings indicates that people naturally gravitate to social and naturally-lit spaces. Business owners want a variety of spaces that encourage spontaneous intellectual collisions. By devoting more space for informal gathering, science + technology facilities support the psychological well-being of staff. Comfortable furniture, markerboards, access to technology, exposure to daylight and availability of shared resources invite people to socially engage and connect.