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Four technologies that are changing lab safety

Four technologies that are changing lab safety

Matthew Decker, AIA
Lab technology is constantly in motion. Every industry is under pressure to continually audit their equipment and make decisions about when and how to install the latest solutions—from robotic packaging systems in the food + beverage industry to artificial-intelligence-enabled analytical tools in pharmaceutical research labs.
Chemistry professor demonstrating use of equipment to two students in a modern teaching laboratory

Five design concepts for teaching laboratory success

Katelyn Deckert
Best practices and lessons learned from the classroom. Keeping the attention of 30 students is a challenge in any classroom. In a teaching laboratory, each new day can feel like its own unpredictable experiment, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Laboratory instruction and classroom management can be improved when lab layouts and classroom designs are optimized. Consider the following five design concepts for teaching laboratory success.
Innovation Science

Innovation Science

What is innovation science, or rather, what makes our labs capable of supporting innovation? If you look back at history, many of our famous lab inventions came about in non-conventional and even accidental ways.
Vision Your Lab in One Day

Vision Your Lab in One Day

Laboratory projects can be extremely challenging and require a very thorough analysis. How do we as designers use our knowledge of past projects to work with the client to create their vision? In many cases a high level visioning process can be used in combination with practical approaches to create that vision in a day. 
Effective Design Approaches For Academic Teaching Laboratories

Effective Design Approaches For Academic Teaching Laboratories

Dan Dozer
A Successful Way To Use Charrette Sessions With Academic Science Faculty. The teaching lab environment is one that presents its own unique set of design parameters for the architect/laboratory planner.
Five “No-cost Strategies” for your Lab Project

Five “No-cost Strategies” for your Lab Project

Laboratory owners are constantly challenged to create new research environments with limited budgets and fewer resources. In addition, consideration has to be given to the “triple bottom line” (people, planet and profit), within these strict budgetary constraints. Cost-conscious owners want facilities to meet their vision and business objectives and include flexibility, efficiency, safety and robust utility/engineering systems.
Case Study: Flexible solutions addressing operational needs are key to success in vivarium planning:

Case Study: Flexible solutions addressing operational needs are key to success in vivarium planning:

Kevin Haugh
On a recent CRB project, a research university needed to add a small rodent vivarium to an existing perinatal research center that had previously only worked with larger animals. Once funding was approved and the project team was selected, the team began the planning process by validating the program and the concept.
Start with the Foundation: Successful Design Begins with Strategic Facilities Planning

Start with the Foundation: Successful Design Begins with Strategic Facilities Planning

Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither was it built without a foundation. Successful building design begins on the ground floor, where operations, growth, capacity and more are considered and weighed to create the detailed facility solution that is appropriately aligned around your key business objectives.  
Getting Analytical on Labs

Getting Analytical on Labs

Brian Peasley
The past few years have yielded some interesting trends in the design and operation of analytical laboratories in the corporate biopharmaceutical marketplace. This article summarizes those trends and some considerations to be mindful of as it relates to the physical environment in which analytical labs operate.
Lab Planning Details That Matter

Lab Planning Details That Matter

Many of us have had that “AHA!” moment or said “Why didn’t I think of that?” In a lab, even the smallest of details can have a big impact on efficiency.  A good lab planner will listen to clients and researchers, and design a workspace specific to their needs.
Back to the Future: A Retrospective Look Forward At Lab Planning*

Back to the Future: A Retrospective Look Forward At Lab Planning*

Take a look at the picture. Would you believe that this could be the “lab of the future?”