How are different departments linked by interdisciplinary faculty or research?
How can we make an engineering school more efficient and productive?
Should discplines be closed off from another, or should they be grouped for shared resources and rewarding exchanges?
With the right-sized lab module, a lab can be sized for any number of researchers and still fit a common grid. Here a lab module for biochemistry has plenty of space for bench work and equipment storage.
Medical Schools frequently have clinics where students can interact with members of the public. The flow through such a space is an important consideration. Patients are not allowed in academic areas, but they shouldn't be confused about how to get where they need to be.
A simplified floor plan showing fume hoods in red and interaction space, dotted. My favorite part of this diagram are the trees in the lower right. It gives the softer character of the building while the colored rectangled do the heavy lifting programmatically.