Over the last several years, Ayers Saint Gross has worked with leading developers and institutions to help create and refine a new model for the design and realization of Innovation Districts adjacent to university anchors. These mixed-use ecosystems consist of space for start-ups and mature companies, research and innovation, housing and retail, indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, and hospitality. Most importantly, these knowledge-based districts help revitalize communities, foster creative collaboration, establish affinity and place making, and create jobs.
We are nationally recognized leaders in the design and development of Innovation Districts.
SCUP AWARD FOR CORTEX
The Society for College and University Planners honored our work.
DESIGNING FOR INNOVATION
This book provides an in-depth look at how we design these centers of growth.
COMPARING CAMPUSES POSTER
The most recent edition of our noted Comparing Campuses series focused on Innovation Districts.
Explore our many Innovation Districts.
100 Forge is the first purpose-built lab building in Watertown, Massachusetts, and a destination for life science businesses in search of a landmark HQ.
On the edge of downtown Indianapolis, this 70-acre underutilized land is poised to be a booming innovation district.
The Plant Science and Technology Area Master Plan is a vision to create a research and innovation district in west St. Louis County.
A large land area presents a major opportunity to create a district that supports the university’s mission.
Point225 is an innovation center that provides incubator space and public meeting space to foster research and development.
This rapidly growing district is home to 200 companies, over $500 million in investment, and 3,600 new jobs.
In a city with prestigious universities, a strong arts community, and a friendly start-up environment, Providence is ripe for an innovation district.
The University of Miami and Wexford have partnered to create an innovation district in an advantageous location near numerous hospitals and the UM Medical School, I-95, and a nearby arts neighborhood.
In order to ignite entrepreneurial spirit, commercialize technologies, and foster collaboration, this plan supports the University’s three-part mission of research, teaching, and services.
The BioPark plan adds 1.4 million GSF of research and office buildings, parking facilities, and open green spaces to the blighted west side of Baltimore.
An underdeveloped site on prime real estate in the middle of Philadelphia is poised for the creation of a mixed-use, vibrant community center.