Shepley Bulfinch undertook a three-month-long study where we examined science facilities from over a 100 colleges and universities across the country. We gathered data that details departmental usage, building efficiency, and other key metrics that drive the design of science buildings. In particular, we tracked usage related to interdisciplinary research and STEM trends across higher education.

Key insights included:

Buildings are 37% larger while undergoing a 15% reduction in square footage per department.