Architecture matters. The intellectual is the result of the physical foundations. How do we encourage natural collaborations instead of mandated meetings?
Constructive interactions can't be forced, but they can be encouraged and cultivated. The story of Steve Jobs participation in the design of the Pixar and the location of bathrooms is well known. We want all on our campus to work together - separate disciplines need to interact, coworkers need to bump into each other, we need spaces that draw people and encourage communication.
Beyond the physical architecture, there needs to be a administrative architecture. Once the space is defined and built, it’s the job of the architect to stand back, observe the interaction, make minor edits and changes that further stimulate the flow.
It’s all about design, physical flow, intellectual flow, and the inspiration that comes from serendipity.