David Mateer, Principal, Jacobs Consultancy, Forum Moderator, specializes in the programming, planning and design of institutional laboratories. David has over 31 years of experience in architecture and laboratory planning. He has taken on the role of mentoring future lab design professionals for JCI. Through JCI’s internship program these future lab planners have the opportunity to not only enhance their technical skills but also to get exposure to research and development laboratory programming, planning and design. Interns also learn about the lab planner’s role in designing a laboratory through the interaction with the architectural, construction and MEP components of a lab building. JCI’s internship program often leads to permanent positions, while these candidates pursue their undergraduate degree and beyond.