College Planning & Management

JAN 2013

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P R O D U C T S T H AT W O R K KI {what's new & noteworthy} KI Creates Flexible Team Environments at the University of Washington OVERVIEW AND CHALLENGES W CENTER FOR Commercialization New Ventures Facility fosters commercial business start-ups by providing access to labs, offices, and more in an incubator space. Fasttracking to transform an existing space into a functional team environment within three months was an ambitious goal. U SOLUTIONS AND SPACES "KI truly understood the collaborative vision," explains Merina Rose Bigley, operations manager, New Ventures. Workstations with low dividers provide some privacy yet encourage interac- THE PROJECT C4C – New Ventures Facility Fluke Hall, University of Washington Seattle, WA tion among the tenants. A honeycomb configuration enhances collaboration. Convenient mobile storage adapts to changing needs. "There's so much potential for creativity," says Wendy Fields, designer, IDE, Ltd. "It's a nice edgy approach." A multipurpose meeting/training room easily reconfigures in order to meet various functions. "The furniture is easy to move, easy to rearrange, and it doesn't take five people to do it," says Bigley. Lounge and café areas offer an informal alternative for interaction. "We wanted to create an image," says Fields. "Lounge spaces are very unique and cutting edge." "Coordinating all the aspects of the project was a big challenge," says Bigley. "KI was so fast ... so ready and willing to support us with customer service and management of timelines." "The project came off without a hitch," says Fields. "We created an exciting, flexible space that meets tenants' needs and promotes a very positive image." CPM JANUARY 2013 / COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 23

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