Science Park Trends

We are seeing an interest in developing 30,000 sf to 45,000 sf one story incubator buildings in a science campus.  These buildings are designed to encourage science and technology entrepreneurship.  The incubator provides the resources required for developing the research initiatives of young start-up companies.

This 1 story, developer “Flex” type building is designed to be used as office/flex warehouse if a laboratory market cannot initially support full facility occupancy.  These “flex” type buildings are economical and the large interior spans of the structural system provide an easily configurable interior space.  1 story facility eliminates the cost of heavy structural framing of multi-story buildings to provide for a vibration free facility required to support a lab use as many scientific instruments are vibration sensitive.

Incubator Building Program:

Programmatic Spaces:
          Modular Laboratory bays (11’x30’)
          Shared laboratory support spaces and specialty function spaces.
          Office areas
          Collaboration space
          Building support areas: Mechanical & Electrical services, receiving/dock area,
          exterior equipment support zone for generators, cylinder storage, etc.