The 2016 Lab Design Conference: Another Successful Event

The recent Lab Design Conference at the Royal Sonesta in Houston received high marks for content.

Make Plans for the 2017 Conference

Contact your sales representative to become an exhibitor and sponsor at the 2017 Laboratory Design Conference.  Click here for more informaiton.


Lab Design Conference Presentations

Consider sharing your experience and expertise with your colleagues by joining the faculty at the 2017 Lab Design Conference.  Contact Kim Ciriaco for more informaiton.

2016 Laboratory of the Year Award Winners

Laboratory of the Year: University ofIllinois Urbana-Champaign Electrical and Computer Engineering Building. Urbana, Ill. Submitted by SmithGroupJJR.

Renovated Laboratory of the Year: Cornell University, Kimball Hall Renovation. Ithaca, N.Y. Submitted by Payette.
Special Recognition for Design: Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Building for Personalized Cancer Care – MD Anderson. Houston, Texas. Submitted by HDR Architecture.

Raleigh-Bound for 2017

The Laboratory Design Conference will be moving to Raleigh NC for 2017. Raleigh, home to Research Triangle Park as well as the University of North Carolina, Duke University, and North Carolina State University.  More details to follow in the coming weeks!

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.


Conference Program Recap

Brantley Hightower, AIA, LEED AP, HiWorks, kicked off the Laboratory Design Conference with his keynote presentation, The Science and Art of Architecture. His presentation described 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. 
Mark Paskanik, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Architect & Laboratory Planner, CRBopened day two of the conference with his keynote Dashboard Your Project for Success presentation.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. 

Lab Design Attendees Earn Credits

Qualified attendees received credits 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.

Check Back for 2017 Updates

The 2017 Conference Program will be available in the coming months.





Kim Ciriaco
Conference Coordinator


Albert Guffanti
General Manager, Science Group


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