University Enterprise Laboratories Receives 2019 Top Projects Award

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Alliiance is pleased to announce the University Enterprise Laboratories (UEL) Renovation and Addition project is among Finance & Commerce’s Top Projects of 2019. UEL is a private, not-for-profit biotechnology incubator, founded in 2003 with partnership assistance from the University of Minnesota Foundation and the City of St. Paul. Their mission includes providing new biotechnology companies specialized laboratory and collaborative space with business resources that are difficult and costly to find in the market. UEL serves as a connector and active contributor to the Twin Cities’ innovation ecosystem, supporting growth in life sciences, biotechnology, healthcare, and other science and technology industries. UEL provides its entrepreneurs a strategic network for resources they can tap into, such as networking events, IT resources, and access to academic and industry scientists throughout the world. In 2005, Alliiance designed the original 128,000 SF UEL building. The original building was the renovation of a two-story office building…

Workplace Newsletter – Winter 2020

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Research The Role of Organizational Culture in Workplace Design Scholars in management, corporate real estate, and human resources recognize work engagement as the best measure of productivity in the business world today. Similarly, recent research in these, and related, fields has identified the significant impact that communication, collaboration, and workplace relationships have on the development of innovative products and services. The central question implied by these revelations is: What drives work engagement? The physical, psychological, and social needs of employees offer a lens through which the drivers of work engagement come into focus. Until recently, corporate real estate has viewed the physical workplace environment merely as a cost center. Workplace design research has revealed ways in which design can enhance employee focus, promote innovation, and foster productive workplace relationships. Leveraging the physical workplace environment to promote healthier organizational culture and enhance business outcomes requires an integrated approach. While the vision…