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Gary C. McNay

Principal, Academic Science & Technology

Perkins & Will, Atlanta

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In 23 years of professional experience, Gary’s efforts have produced a wide variety of highly successful science and technology-rich buildings that elevate teaching and research and strengthen scientific communities. Gary has been responsible for the planning and design of science buildings representing over $400 Million in construction value. His teams use the science building design opportunity to elevate the academic, environmental, and social context of the campus and the larger community, well beyond the project requirements. These buildings become catalysts for positive campus-wide change, elevating the perception of the sciences and the institutions, while drawing the best and brightest faculty, students and partners. His research into the best science buildings and campuses around the world has led to a focus on dynamic academic communities that foster collaboration, elevate discovery and enable the best faculty and student teams. He works with faculty to create the next generation of innovative and flexible academic environments, enabling the highest levels of learning. Gary is a leader in promoting sustainable science building design, including a leadership role in educating design professionals worldwide through the US Green Building Council’s “LEED for Labs” education initiative. Gary is the Academic Science and Technology discipline leader for Perkins+Will - a firm of over 1100 people with 18 offices around the world.
Technology in the 21st Century Science Building
As planners, educators, and administrators, we are continually exposed to each new wave of technology, creating opportunities to inspire and engage learning communities in much more dynamic, seamless ways. Gary McNay here explores ways in which technology can be used to these ends within a 21st century science building.
Breakout IIE: Winona State University Story
Reporting Out
Breakout IIIE: Budgets
Reporting Out
Breakout Session I-B
Oxford College of Emory University, Perkins & Will
Plenary Session IV
Snapshots: Spaces Serving the Environment, Kent Duffy, Gary C. McNay, Erika L. Morgan
Imagining & Achieving Spaces
Unique Solutions to Advance Science Learning