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The Architecture of Academic Research

Funding: 2007: $30,000
2008: $60,500
2009: $30,500

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Woods Bagot Pty Ltd

Start year: 2007

Summary: Recognizing that academic research relies upon social relationships and practices that are facilitated by the design of physical spaces, this project aims to discover how well new university facilities support innovation, collaboration and increased outcomes. A subsidiary aim is to evaluate the effect of new models of office planning transferred to the academic context. Five contemporary Australian academic research environments of architectural note will be examined towards identifying the gap between intention and operation. The findings will be distilled into a set of parameters for excellence in the design of research environments to be shared by industry and education sectors.'',

Keywords: Research Spaces, Planning Relationships, Academic Environments, Architecture and Design, Universities, Organisation,

FOR Codes: Interior and Environmental Design, Organisational Planning and Management, Research, Science and Technology Policy, Other, Changing work patterns, Higher education, Employment Patterns and Change, Interior Design, Research, Science and Technology Policy, Research, science and technology policy