Architectural vision innovation
Stanford needed help implementing an architectural vision for an innovative "environmental studies" building known as Y2E2. The challenge was to bring diverse occupants, who strongly identified with their own classic disciplines, into a single, showcase facility. In-depth interviews and vision-building workshops were conducted with various combinations of building occupants. The insights helped create a new, more meaningful classification scheme based on application areas such as "fresh water" and "land conservation" instead of the old departments. This let the groups move beyond old rivalries into an organization structure that could actually be manifested in the architecture of a single facility. Boora Architects creatively integrated the findings into one of the most significant buildings on the campus.