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The Committee for Research and Innovation Design is a forum to share knowledge related to the design, operation and use of science, research and innovation buildings and facilities. 

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Committee Chairs
Luke Voiland AIA /
Hilary Barlow AIA /
The Committee for Research and Innovation Design is part of the Design Commission.

Upcoming Events

February 5, 2018 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2018 Kickoff! Please join us on February 5 as Lloyd Fisk of Research Facilities Desing, one of the preeminent lab planners in the country, discusses...


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Past Events

October 24, 2017 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

New Models of Research - An example from MIT's Media Lab

System Simulation Tools to Explore Meaningful Relationships Between Society and Technology
Ira Winder builds models of sociotechnical systems and deploys them as interactive intervention simulations for learning and decision making. Users engage with an otherwise complex system by moving pieces that represent a simulation's key components. Actions are processed in real-time to give users immediate computational feedback. Demonstrative case studies leverage the Tactile Matrix, a tool for informal collaborative computation.

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July 25, 2017 | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

​A Look Back at Payette's Academic Research Practice

Please join the Committee for Research and Innovation Design as Jim Collins FAIA presents the history of Payette's academic research practice from the last 30 years highlighting key projects. He will discuss some of the seminal changes in the design of research spaces over the years and, after the presentation, join the discussion of where research space may be headed in the future.

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June 20, 2017 | 4:30 PM - 6:45 PM

How Sharing Space and Resources Catalyzes Biotech Ventures

Please join the inaugural meeting for the Committee for Research and Innovation Design, co-chaired by Luke Voiland AIA, Principal with Shepley Bulfinch and Lynn Petermann AIA, Associate with Payette. Hosted by LabCentral, Maggie O’Toole, Vice President of Operations, will lead a presentation titled, “How sharing space and resources catalyzes biotech ventures” followed by a tour of the research space. 

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