People and process
The Planners. The development of a science facility involves many different individuals and groups whose contributions must be solicited and used effectively throughout the many years of planning. Project leaders must be mindful that all with a stake in the project have opportunity to shape the vision for the new spaces and structure.
The Process. The planning process is like a research project. You must start with a general sense of direction, but be prepared for possibilities and pitfalls along the way. As the designs evolve, you will veer from your preconceived path, pursue side paths, and end up in an exciting place. The planning process is dynamic and invigorating; it will involve many people, requiring them to revisit assumptions and ideas about teaching and about doing science.