At the 20th Annual Lab Design Conference, KPF Principals Jill Lerner and Carlos Cerezo Davila will lead the keynote presentation, alongside Josh Meyer of JACOBS, on the planning and design of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) campus in Guangzhou, a new, state-of-the-art, 267-acre, sustainability-driven campus targeting carbon neutrality.
Fulfilling the “One University, Two Campuses” model, the Guangzhou campus extends the complementary design and research programs of the institution and establishes a world-leading standard in higher education for future generations and campuses across China. The state-of-the-art research facilities support a wide range of disciplines, including engineering-based programs in autonomous vehicles and smart manufacturing, and feature a vivarium and AR/VR labs. Glass-enclosed laboratories put “science on display”, increasing the visibility of the university’s leading-edge maker spaces and research areas.
The campus itself is a “living lab” with data collected to help researchers analyze air and water quality and study the behavioral patterns of users and sustainability measures of the university. Through metering, research, education, and experimentation, the campus will constantly improve upon its environmental performance.
HKUST Guangzhou also includes sizeable lecture halls, a substantial library, seven eating venues, athletic facilities, and two distinct housing communities, all supporting the current needs and future growth of the campus.
The Lab Design Conference is the leading business conference and exhibition on the design, build, construction, retrofit, and management of state-of-the-art laboratories. The conference program and faculty are widely recognized for its subject matter expertise across a wide range of disciplines, covering topics such as lab design, engineering, market trends, sustainability, project management, collaboration, construction, and more.