Recent Articles

June 12, 2017 1:17 pm
Mike Chonko, PE, CEM SMRT Architects and Engineers
Early collaborative planning can enable better energy performance, long term financial savings and sustainability objectives with minimal upfront cost.
June 12, 2017 1:26 pm
Dennis Knapp, Impact Products LLC
While rarely discussed, selecting the right floor pad can help administrators reduce the costs of floor care, improve worker productivity and make the entire task greener and more sustainable. To select these floor pads takes a little due diligence, but the results can prove very beneficial.
June 12, 2017 1:33 pm
Jacob Werner,, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Wilson Architects
The Lab Design Conference is a great way to learn about complex and progressive labs from all over the U.S. and across the world. Major themes at the conference included collaboration, safety, sustainability and automation.
June 12, 2017 1:37 pm
James Anderson, Stanley Storage
To accommodate the demand for courses that were quickly outgrowing Spear’s current classrooms, an extensive transformation of Spear’s existing office space was envisioned.
June 12, 2017 12:57 pm
MaryBeth DiDonna
The Laboratory of the Year award was presented to The Francis Crick Institute in London, U.K., submitted by HOK in St. Louis, Mo.
June 12, 2017 1:03 pm
Jay Levine, NXL Architects
Oscar Wilde’s often-quoted saying goes that if you have the right conditions in place, it’s much easier to achieve successful results. As a lab architect, I believe the same success equation can be applied to a laboratory setting—there’s a unique type of alchemy needed to design an environment that breeds successful research outcomes.
June 12, 2017 1:11 pm
Lawrence DiGennaro, AIA, LEED AP BD+C BHDP Architecture
AK Steel’s new Research and Innovation Center enables innovation through its diversity of spaces. Combined with pilot steel processing, testing and an open office environment that facilitates collaboration, AK Steel is transforming today’s steel and is on the cutting edge of metallurgical science.
June 7, 2017 12:00 am
MaryBeth DiDonna
When a partnership got together to plan the new Francis Crick Institute, they decided they wanted to create an innovative center of biomedical research and innovation right in the heart of London. The result: "discovery without boundaries."
May 31, 2017 12:57 pm
MaryBeth DiDonna
"Team science, big science, open science" was the idea behind The Allen Institute in Seattle.
May 24, 2017 2:47 pm
Jacob Werner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Wilson Architects
A review of the 2017 Laboratory Design Conference by Jacob Werner, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, of Wilson Architects. Jacob and his colleagues led a workshop presentation on the Value of Laboratory Mockups.
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