Health Research Innovation Facility, University of Alberta, Edmonton
The Health Research Innovation Facility (HRIF) is the creation of a 66,000 m2 world-class research facility to accommodate expanding teams in various fields. Designed as a flexible and modular facility, HRIF maximizes efficient use of space and supports future, as yet undefined research activities. The facility also includes classrooms which accommodate the wide-range of multi-media, audio-visual, data communication requirements, and instructional-related laboratory spaces for students. HRIF adds to the site of interconnected buildings, which together form the health sciences research complex. The project scope of the initial project phases included programming, functional program verification, massing studies, circulation impact studies, impact on existing facilities, site circulation (vehicular and pedestrian), implementation strategy, evaluation of complex decanting, and preparation of room data sheets. (HFKS+WON2).