Labs, Research

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Labs, Research September 2, 2021

Building, renovating and engineering Labs: Six things developers and clients should know

Developing lab facilities is far more complicated than developing most other building types, especially when it comes to MEP engineering.

By George Hachem and Nick Caronna
Courtesy: CannonDesign
Labs, Research August 20, 2021

SUNY Buffalo State College completes final phase of Science & Mathematics complex

20 years in the making—and it proves well worth the wait. The project was completed in October 2020 and includes the much-anticipated planetarium and greenhouse.

By Frank Sica
Courtesy: CannonDesign
Labs, Research June 11, 2021

The Big Shift: how laboratory design should respond to personalized medicine

Crucial to the success of personalized medicine is the “big shift” away from large-scale pharmaceutical manufacturing to small-scale lab manufacturing.

By Alicia Pandimos-Maurer
Courtesy: CannonDesign
Labs, Research April 20, 2021

Seven factors for converting commercial office buildings into research labs

Empty office spaces due to the COVID-19 pandemic are making some want to turn them into research labs, which brings its own unique set of challenges.

By Katie Courtney and Don Rosen
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Labs, Research March 12, 2021

10 things developers need to know for the next lab opportunity

The demand for lab space is growing, which can leave designers feeling flummoxed. How can they meet their clients' expectations? Consider these 10 steps.

By Mark Paskanik and Michelle Gangel
Courtesy: Mark Herboth, Clark Nexsen
Labs, Research November 13, 2020

The impact of science and technology facility design on COVID-19 research

Science and technology facilities designed for Medicago and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies serve as case studies for how design helps researchers combat health crises like COVID-19 and what makes them effective.

By Don Kranbuehl
The new labs are at IU Bloomington and at the IU School of Medicine on the IUPUI campus. Courtesy: Liz Kaye, Indiana University
Labs, Research October 27, 2020

University starts lab operation for COVID-19 mitigation testing

Indiana University has started operating its own labs for COVID-19 testing and will be able to complete 35,000 tests per week.

By Chuck Carney
Courtesy: CannonDesign
Labs, Research October 19, 2020

Design solutions for aging mid-century laboratories

Aging mid-century laboratories continue to be a pressing challenge for institutions across the country and building owners are at a crossroads with what to do with these buildings.

By Michael DeLuca, Jeff Murray, FAIA and Carl Schultz, PE, LEED AP
Courtesy: CRB
Labs, Research August 12, 2020

Advice on wet and dry labs from lab design experts

As technology and testing advance, wet labs and dry labs have become more interconnected, but these spaces still have fundamentally different purposes and design considerations.

By CRB
Researchers from the BioFrontiers Institute at CU Boulder have developed a saliva-based COVID-19 test which changes colors, from pink to yellow, when it is positive. Courtesy: Glenn Asakawa, University of Colorado Boulder
Labs, Research July 28, 2020

COVID-19 test developed to deliver results in under an hour

CU Boulder researchers have developed a rapid, portable, saliva-based COVID-19 test able to return results in 45 minutes, which could be deployable in community settings like manufacturing facilities and factories.

By Lisa Marshall