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1 AN APPLIED PHILOSOPHY OF FACILITIES PLANNING Robert A. Francis, Ed.D., HAIA Vice President for University Facilities Drexel University

2 GOALS OF FACILITIES PLANNING Support teaching and research Support teaching and research Improve the quality of campus life Improve the quality of campus life Enhance the public image of the institution Enhance the public image of the institution Comply with statutory and environmental obligations Comply with statutory and environmental obligations Conserve capital and operating costs Conserve capital and operating costs

3 GOALS OF FACILITIES PLANNING ARE ACCOMPLISHED BY APPLYING THREE PRINCIPLES Dematerialization of mass Dematerialization of mass Preservation of function Preservation of function Adaptation of labor Adaptation of labor

4 DEMATERIALIZATION OF MASS The continuous process of making objects lighter, using less physical input with less waste Top: The Sorbonne Bottom: Illinois Institute of Technology

5 PRESERVATION OF FUNCTION The ability of space to deliver benefits after the dematerialization of components Top: Library of Congress Bottom: Illinois Institute of Technology

6 ADAPTATION OF LABOR The process by which workers with less experience or artistry than their predecessors are able to deliver dematerialized spaces with preserved functionality Top: Drexel University Bottom: JCLS

7 DEMATERIALIZATION OF MASS Smaller and lighter materials Smaller and lighter materials Scaled-down functional requirements Scaled-down functional requirements Improved net/gross Improved net/gross Infill and build-over Infill and build-over

8 THE FUNCTIONS OF MASS Support load Support load Resolve lateral thrust Resolve lateral thrust Appeal aesthetically Appeal aesthetically Top: Oxford University Bottom: University College London

9 EVOLUTION OF DEMATERIALIZATION

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11 DEMATERIALIZATION AT PENN

12 DEMATERIALIZATION AT IIT

13 DEMATERIALIZATION AT DREXEL

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17 EVOLUTION OF DEMATERIALIZATION Factory-built components generate Closer tolerances Closer tolerances Higher repeatability Higher repeatability Greater reliability Greater reliability Less waste Less waste Than field-erected components Drexel University: Exterior Panel Fabrication

18 EVOLUTION OF DEMATERIALIZATION

19 DEMATERIALIZATION AND INCREASED FUNCTIONALITY Though the modern period (ending in the 1960s), dematerialization increased functionality by: Increasing span Increasing span Increasing height Increasing height Decreasing cost Decreasing cost

20 THE LIMITS OF DEMATERIALIZATION

21 THE LIMIT OF DEMATERIALIZATION The limit of dematerialization is achieved when increased functionality is no longer possible, and preservation of function becomes the goal

22 SCALING FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS SCUP Planning Standards Classroom 28 Classroom 28 Office 48 Office 48 Study 26 Study 26 Support 16 Support 16 Storage 10 Storage 10 General 47 General 47 Subtotal 175 Subtotal 175 GSF @ N=.67G 261 GSF @ N=.67G 261

23 IMPROVED NET TO GROSS

24 INFILL AND BUILD-OVER

25 EXTERIOR FUNCTIONALITY


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