The team was responsible for both Phase II and Phase III of this over one hundred million dollar research and education facility. It is another example of the firm’s fine work on college campuses where historical and contextual design challenges are met. It is also an excellent example of group facilitation where the College of Engineering faculty were introduced and bought into an entirely new organizational model for their facilities in a one day kick off charrette. The old department–centric model was replaced by a research based approach conceived to promote an interdisciplinary research environment. The programming work continued for weeks, but the initial “buy in” at this one day kick off charrette was critical to the successful outcome.