ID INCUBATOR: Activating Growth from Within

Open Access
Baron, Shannon Marie
Area of Honors:
Bachelor of Architecture
Document Type:
Thesis Supervisors:
  • James Newton Wines, Thesis Supervisor
  • Scott W Wing, Honors Advisor
  • Demountable Design
  • Flexible Architecture
  • Business Incubator
We live in a dynamic society and yet our buildings often do not reflect our need for change. When one tenant leaves and another arrives, extensive renovations and modifications are needed. A new type of architecture that allows for space to expand and grow as the occupants’ needs change must be developed for a building with a high-turnover occupancy such as a live work incubator for entrepreneurs. The ID Incubator serves as a hub for the resources that entrepreneurs need to initiate ideas, innovate services and design businesses. By intermingling with like-minded entrepreneurs and working in an adaptable 24/7 community, members of the incubator can quickly expand their business. Throughout the stages of the resulting business growth these companies have varying spatial requirements. By utilizing a demountable and flexible construction process the ID Incubator can provide the opportunity for the building to respond to the changing needs activated within the incubator.