Optional Lab Tours
Each year, the Laboratory Design Conference features tours of key local labs of various types. Tours will take place on the morning of Wednesday, April 29, 2015.The program starts off with a breakfast for all those registered for the tour. Buses will arrive for boarding approximately 8:30 a.m. and the tours will end around 12:30 p.m. back at the hotel.
Each tour will go inside facilities with a facility manager and a member of the design team as tour guides. Lab tours can be added to a full conference registration for an additional fee.
If you have recommendations of Atlanta area labs that we should tour, please contact Lindsay Hock, Managing Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-920-7036.
This page will be updated soon with the detail about the 2015 Tour options.
The line up of the 2014 Boston area tours are listed below: Tour A, Tour B and Tour C.
2014 Tour A:
Harvard University, Sherman Fairchild Biochemistry Laboratory, Cambridge, MA
Winner of the 2013 Laboratory of the Year-Special Mention, the 105,000-sf, LEED-Platinum Sherman Fairchild Building was renovated to house the Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department. Originally built in 1981, the renovation needed to address a 50% increase in population density. Completed 2011. Architect: Payette; Tour Guide: Jeff DeGregorio, Payette
(Image:Payette, Rachellynn Schoen)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Cambridge, MA
The 354,000-sf facility includes research and core labs as well as lab support, vivarium, meeting space, cafeteria, and administrative offices. The LEED Gold Koch Institute is one of eight National Cancer Institute-designated basic (non-clinical) research centers in the U.S. The building’s opening coincided with MIT’s 150th anniversary. Completed: 2010. Architect: Ellenzweig
2014 Tour B:
AstraZeneca, R&D Expansion, Waltham, MA
AstraZeneca’s original Waltham facility was a recipient of a 2001 Lab of the Year award from R&D Magazine. This expansion project updated and built upon previous master planning and includes a 72,000-sf lab building. Earning LEED Gold, the campus project is home to one of AstraZeneca's Global Discovery Informatic Centers. Completed: 2009. Architect: KlingStubbins; Tour Guide: Hana Colton, KlingStubbins
Carl J. Shapiro Science Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
With 155,000 gsf of research, teaching and instrumentation space, the Shapiro Center houses biochemistry, biology, chemistry, genomics, physics, NMR, and teaching labs. The pedestrian "river" organizes lobbies, multi-story spaces and bridges which interconnect new and existing buildings, encouraging cross-campus movement through the hilltop Science Center. The project won several awards including the 2011 SCUP, Honor Award for District Planning and the Boston Society of Architects, Higher Education Award Citation. Completed: 2009. Architect: Payette
(Image: © Warren Jagger Photography)
2014 Tour C:
Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School, Albert Sherman Center, Worcester, MA
The over 500,000-sf facility houses 255,000 sf of research space. The design of this translational medicine facility bridges the worlds of laboratory bench work and clinical applications. The combination of efficient and sustainable design and advanced technologies has resulted in LEED Gold certification. As the finishing piece to UMass Medical School’s main quad the Sherman Center now serves as the hub of the Medical School’s campus. Completed: Dec 2012. Architect: ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge; Tour Guide: Bryan Thorp, AIA, LEED AP, ARC.
(Image: ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge, Peter Vanderwarker Photography)