The Lab Design Conference Returns to Houston

Save the Date: April 25-27, 2016 -  Royal Sonesta Hotel, Houston, TX.  Reserve your hotel room today, CLICK HERE to book your room today!

Meet with Leading Industry Vendors

The Lab Design Conference attracts the industry's best and brightest.  Multiple opportunities for you to network during sessions, breaks, exhibit hall hours, meals and evening receptions.


Attend the Post-Conference Lab Tours

A number of lab tours in the Greater Houston area will be offered. The 2016 tours include Brockman Hall at Rice University, the Texas Medical Center, and Harris County Forensics.

Book Your Hotel Room Today!

The Laboratory Design Conference has reserved rooms at a special conference rate of  $189.00 per night (single/double occupancy). BOOK TODAY... rooms are going quickly!
The Royal Sonesta Houston
2222 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027

Earn Continuing Education Credits

Credits for presentations are available through the American Institute of Architects as well as the Green Building Certification Institute, and are also offered as general CEUs for non-AIA/GBCI members.

Why Exhibit at Lab Design Conference

The Lab Design Conference connects you with a market-leading audience of R&D/laboratory professionals involved in the design, construction, engineering, and operation of laboratory facilities.

Don't miss your opportunity to showcase your company's equipment, products, and services to architects, lab planners, engineers, consultants, builders, and high-level lab users (research directors, facilities directors, scientists at R&D companies) from U.S. and international labs.

For more information click here.


Keynote Speakers Announced

The Science and Art of Architecture
Brantley Hightower, AIA, LEED AP, HiWorks
Monday, April 25, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
This Keynote presentation will describe the ways in which the built environment has influenced and supported scientific endeavors of the past as well as how it can support scientific advancements in the future.
Dashboard Your Project for Success 
Mark Paskanik, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Architect & Laboratory Planner, CRB
Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
The dashboard provides a dynamic response to “what-if” scenarios by the decision-makers quickly so that a more in-depth focused direction can be quickly pursued. 

Laboratory of the Year Awards

South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

 Lab of the Year Winner 2015

This prestigious, international competition showcases new and emerging thinking, sustainable practices and creative responses to challenges in the design, construction and operation of modern laboratories. Former winning organizations have received international attention and interest from media and potential customers. Checkback for guidelines and instructions on how to submit a project.

Are you a winning facility or partner (contractor, equipment provider, etc) and you would like an additional copy of the Laboratory of the Year plaque?  Please see attached order form.

Conference Registration OPEN

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Kim Ciriaco
Conference Coordinator


Albert Guffanti
General Manager, Science Group


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