South Korean Lab Wins Advantage Business Marketing Global Laboratories Competition

MaryBeth DiDonna
May 2, 2018, 8:47 a.m.

ROCKAWAY, NJ – April 24, 2018 - Now in its 52nd year, the Laboratory of the Year Awards, recognizing excellence in research laboratory design, planning and construction, today announced the 2018 Laboratory of the Year as CJ Blossom Park, Suwon, South Korea; submitted by CannonDesign.

CJ Blossom Park. Exterior view with bio tower in foreground. Image: Tim Griffith Photography

Also recognized as Laboratory of the Year Special Mention was the Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building, Metropolitan State University of Denver; submitted by Anderson Mason Dale Architects.

Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building, Metropolitan State University of Denver. Southwest elevation. Image: David Lauer

This annual international competition receives entries from the best new and renovated laboratories from around the world. A high profile panel of laboratory architects, engineers, equipment manufacturers and editors of R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design served as the judging panel.

Eligible projects represent a wide variety of laboratory types, including research, quality assurance/control, teaching, software development, environmental, clinical, forensic, and testing and standards.

The project teams were honored during the Laboratory Design Conference, held April 23-25, 2018, at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. Conference attendees were among the first to see the 2018 winners, enjoy an in-depth look at the innovative buildings and discuss the specifics with the winning project teams.

A complete profile of the Laboratory of the Year and the Laboratory of the Year Special Mention winners will appear in the May/June 2018 issues of R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design.

The 52nd annual Laboratory of the Year Awards are a joint program of R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design, publications of Advantage Business Marketing.

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