Innovation

Innovation is about making connections – between breakthroughs in technologies, new ways of thinking, or disparate methodologies - to see new possibilities and realize significant value.

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August 11, 2016

Innovation is a Discipline

Driving innovation in real-life situations can often be traced to the simple impulse to change something. But innovation is not a stroke of genius encountered haphazardly by an individual. Innovation is a discipline that EYP promotes by cultivating certain practices and attitudes about making connections: connecting breakthroughs in technology to see new possibilities; connecting new modes of thinking to tired, antiquated processes; or simply connecting existing ideas from disparate fields to each other – all for significant benefit. As a result, our designers are determined to run through several techniques in parallel to achieve a design goal. And on a totally different level, understanding how innovation happens allows our designers to create spaces within new projects that foster, nurture, and help teach innovation to building occupants including college students to corporate workers. More

Architecture as Network chart

If we are to advance a sustainable future, buildings must become more proactive organisms than reactive machines. Responding to ever-expanding performance criteria that are neither constant nor predictable will require disruptive design innovation. More

The CUBE

The Maker experience represents a profound change in how things are being created today, which in turn requires a paradigm shift in how and where students can most effectively be educated. More

New Model for Healing

The new Stamford Hospital is the boldest healthcare initiative in Fairfield County's history. Stamford's new building is more than a state-of-the-art facility: it symbolizes their philosophy of patient- and family-centered care. Healing begins as soon as you arrive at the hospital. This is Healing Reimagined, as told by the Stamford leadership team.

Well-Being Community Impact Healthcare Design Research

Design that Fosters Innovation

Academic Innovation Center

Bryant University

Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley and Lead Designer Kip Ellis explain how the trailblazing facility activates effective, results-oriented collaboration and innovation.

Innovation Collaborative Space

Emerging Technologies

ZEN (Zero-Energy Nanotechnology) Building

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Thanks to the client's partnership with Japan's New Energy and Industrial Development Organization (NEDO), cutting-edge tech, energy-saving technologies have been installed in ZEN. This video from SUNY Poly showcases NEDO's tour of the facility.

Resource Efficiency
exterior view

Mountaintop Campus

Lehigh University

Academic Innovation

Collaborative knowledge-sharing tackles real-world problems.

Trinity University

Center for the Sciences & Innovation (CSI)

Trinity University

STEM

Inventive design has helped increase STEM enrollment at this #1-ranked liberal arts university.

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College of Nursing, College of Dentistry & Bioengineering Institute

New York University

Health Education

Diverse lab spaces and a new student commons area create a world-class experience for tomorrow's healthcare leaders.

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Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, & Education

Houston Methodist

Health Education

Researchers, scientists, and surgeons pioneer new technology and procedural techniques in this one-of-a-kind facility.

Birch Bayh Courtroom

Thinking Forward

Birch Bayh Federal Building & US Courthouse

General Services Administration

While older construction presents many unique challenges, we prefer to think of them as opportunities for innovation, rather than constraints. Aided by tiny video inspection cameras, the AEC team developed innovative installation pathways and strategies to enable minimally intrusive systems rehabilitation. Video workplaces coordinated delicate cutting and patching in historic areas. These techniques were captured – in written guidelines as well as instructional videos – to guide those who will work on the building in the future.

Modernization
rendering of proposed new classroom

The scene in a cavernous building atop a forested hill here resembles a brainy, free-form summer camp, or a loft where twentysomethings meet to pursue esoteric dreams. It does not look like the usual notion of college.

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Trinity University maker space

Throughout 2015, Metropolis’s publisher and editor in chief, Susan S. Szenasy, led the Metropolis Think Tank series of conversations on the seismic cultural shifts reshaping our society and the importance of injecting a new humanism into design and architecture in order to better deal with emerging challenges. In "Maker Culture and The Human Factor", Susan spoke with EYP about the process of creating educational spaces that foster engaged, hands-on learning and making.