Larry DiGennaro discusses what a startup entails and how proper lab design can improve discovery and collaboration.
A facility focused on research spurred steel manufacturer AK Steel to craft spaces conducive to collaboration and inspiration. Companies have long focused on fostering collaboration among employees, envisioning it as a solution to lagging innovation. To that end, architects have designed more and more open workspaces, where employees now easily and frequently interact. But it […]
BHDP has redesigned the way university chemistry labs should look and feel. Out with cinderblock walls and dated furniture, and in with custom labs, state-of-the-art cameras, flat screens and lounge areas. George Kemper, architect and senior laboratory planner at BHDP, explains in the March/April issue of School Construction News how BHDP worked with Cleveland State University to transform its chemistry […]
I just came upon a blog on Benchfly.com that asked the question How Scientist Really get Trained? They asked the readers to select from a list of resources including classes, journals, bosses, and lab mates/ colleagues. With 72% of the popular vote it was lab mates/ colleagues followed by: the internet 44%, PI/Boss 41%, journals […]
Growing up in a house with a research chemist and designing laboratories for the last 15 years I have observed firsthand that we share many similarities in what we do and our process. I guess that my initial predisposition to the above hypothesis starts with a belief that architecture is the marriage between artistry and […]