The 2019 Lab Design Conference

The 18th annual Lab Design Conference—April 29-May 1, 2019—is the only educational event of its kind to provide an in-depth dynamic educational program that delivers cutting-edge information about lab design, engineering and construction. With the 2019 spring conference theme of “Emerging Labs of the Future,” attendees will learn about the latest design and market initiatives, new technologies, current projects, and key future trends from expert thought leaders. This collaborative live event also offers prime networking for those involved in planning, designing, engineering, constructing, and operating laboratory facilities. Informative sessions and panels feature lab design experts delivering unique presentations on the critical trends affecting the creation of the most efficient, state-of-the-art facilities.

Each year, the Lab Design Conference also marks the official announcement of the Lab of the Year honorees—a 52-year-old tradition presented by R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design—with in-depth live presentations by the winning project teams. In 2019, Laboratory Equipment joins the Lab Design Conference and welcomes attendees from that important community. The conference also offers exclusive local tours of exemplary lab facilities post-conference on May 1, 2019.

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Who Should Attend?

Anyone who works in the world of laboratory design should take this opportunity to network and meet with associates, service providers and buyers. Each year, the Lab Design Conference welcomes:

  • Business Development Managers
  • C-level Executives
  • Construction Specialists
  • Consultants
  • Engineers
  • Laboratory Designers/Planners
  • Lab Owners/Partners/Principals
  • Manufacturers
  • Project Managers
  • Senior-level Architects
  • Supervisors and Directors of Facilities
  • Sustainable Design Experts
  • Technical Service Providers
  • And Many More!

2019 Speakers

Brian Kowalchuk, FAIA, LEED AP
Keynote Speaker

Jennifer DiMambro, MSt
Keynote Speaker

Abigail Alexander
Flad Architects

Bob Pulito, AIA
The S/L/A/M Collaborative

Brian P. Richard, AIA, NCARB
Kirksey Architecture

Bryon Sutherly, R.A., CDT, AIA
Hixson Architecture & Engineering, Interiors

Eric Buckstein
Sanofi Pasteur

Fred Tull
JE Dunn Construction

John Saad, LEED AP, HFDP
Vanderweil Engineers

Josh Meyer, AIA
The Jacobs Laboratory Planning Group

Kevin Brettmann
JE Dunn Construction

Lynne Cooper
Facility Logix

Patricia Larrabee, MS
Facility Logix

Paul Fuson, MBA
Siemens Industry Inc.

Paul Thamann, R.A.
Hixson Architecture, Engineering, Interiors

Robert DeGenova
Flad Architects

Thomas R. Sonk
Dow Chemical WPS

Tom Faucette

Tyler Dykes
Affiliated Engineers

Conference Agenda

April 29, 2019

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

10:10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

11 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

12:10 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

1:20 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

2:10 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

3:10 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.

4:10 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

4:20 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

April 30, 2019

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

10 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

10:10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

12:20 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.

1:45 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

1:45 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

2:35 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

2:45 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

2:45 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.

3:35 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.

4:05 p.m. - 4:55 p.m.

5 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.

5:10 p.m. - 6 p.m.

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

2018 Speakers

Daniel Wentzlaff
Keynote Speaker
Nissen Wentzlaff Architects

Dario Tonelli
Keynote Speaker
Laborplaner Tonelli AG

Adrian Walters, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge

Alex Munoz

Brian DiLuiso, AIA
E4H Environments for Health Architecture

Chip Calcagni, AIA
E4H Environments for Health Architecture

Chris Cowansage
Page/SST Planners

Christopher Small
Clark Nexsen

Cynthia Labelle, AIA
Stantec Architecture Inc.

Dan Bruton, PhD
Stephen F. Austin State University

David Mateer
Jacobs Consultancy

Eric Pelky
Johnson Controls

Gary Machicek, AIA, LEED AP
Kirksey Architecture

Greg Kratz
The Norwood Company

Jamie Doran
JacobsWyper Architects

Jason Slusarczyk, PE
Novus Environmental Inc.

Jinhee Lee, CDT
HERA Laboratory Planners

John Swift, Jr., PE, CEM, LEED AP BD+C
BurroHappold Engineering

Josh Meyer, AIA
Jacobs Consultancy

Research Facilities Design

Luis Carrazana
University of Virginia

Melissa Schmitz
Kirksey Architecture

Michael Reagan, RA, AIA, NCARB
Stantec Architecture Inc.

Michele Pollio, AIA
HERA Laboratory Planners

Olga Kochar, MS, CSSGB
The GW Hospital

Regal Leftwich
Page/SST Planners

Rick Honeywell

Robert Benson

Ron Riccitelli
Faithful + Gould

Ryan Molen, LEED AP BD+C
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Tim Kelly
The Norwood Company

What We’ve Heard

Feedback on Sessions

"I liked the duration of the sessions, not too long but long enough to hit the high points in a focused manner and allow for questions."

Laboratory Design Staff

"The entire Laboratory Design Staff was amazing. It was great to meet all of you. Well done & thank you!"

Networking Opportunities

"I liked the size and scale of the conference. Great networking opportunities. The refreshments also were plentiful and delicious - thank you. Will be returning next year!"

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