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R&D Magazine Announces the 2014 Laboratory of the Year Winners

February 27, 2014 7:50 am | News | Comments

In its 48th year, the Laboratory of the Year Awards continue to recognize excellence in research laboratory design, planning and construction. This annual international competition receives entries from the best new and renovated laboratories.

Eight reasons to attend the Lab Design Conference

February 18, 2014 10:47 am | by Patrice Galvin | Articles | Comments

The Laboratory Design Conference is only a month away. Time is running out to reserve your...

FAQs about images and captions for Lab of the Year entries

January 13, 2014 12:09 pm | by Patrice Galvin, editor | Articles | Comments

Well-done images are an important part of a Lab of the Year entry. In addition to...

Lab of the Year entry deadline Jan. 31st

January 2, 2014 12:30 pm | by Patrice Galvin | News | Comments

In it's 48th year, the Laboratory of the Year Awards continue to showcase the best in modern lab...

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2014 Laboratory of the Year competition open for entries

October 28, 2013 3:37 pm | Articles | Comments

Entries are now being accepted for the 48th international Laboratory of the Year competition. This annual award recognizes the best new and renovated laboratories that combine all aspects of the building into a superior working environment. The entry deadline is January 31, 2014. 

June 2013 Issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter

June 17, 2013 3:36 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

This month's issue of Laboratory Design Newsletter features the profiles of our annual Laboratory of the Year winners. This year's winners include the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Georgia Tech's Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions Lab, Harvard University's Sherman Fairchild Renovation, and the D.C. Consolidated Forensic Laboratory. The issue also visits the topic of energy-efficient laboratory lighting solutions.

2013 Laboratory of the Year: Creating collaboration across geographic and scientific borders

June 6, 2013 11:23 am | by Patrice Galvin, Editor | Articles | Comments

The Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Singapore, established by the National Research Foundation and funded by the National Science Foundation of Singapore, houses a broad spectrum of scientists and engineers with the goal of stimulating innovation, discovery, and entrepreneurship through interaction and collaboration.

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2013 Laboratory of the Year High Honors: Sustainable building reflects the science within

June 6, 2013 11:12 am | by Patrice Galvin, Editor | Articles | Comments

Georgia Institute of Technology’s Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory (CNES) began with a healthy respect for the energy demands of modern laboratory environments. The 42,000-square-foot, $20-million CNES is an open, shop-like facility divided into three basic space typologies.

2013 Laboratory of the Year Special Mention: Building a program, not just a lab

June 6, 2013 10:52 am | by Patrice Galvin, Editor | Articles | Comments

The District of Columbia Consolidated Forensic Laboratory (CFL) merges the forensic-based activities of agencies that traditionally work together but operate independently. The LEED Platinum, 351,000 gsf, $145 million building totals six stories above grade and two below.

2013 Laboratory of the Year Special Mention: Daylighting and design rescue noted biochemistry building

June 6, 2013 10:38 am | by Patrice Galvin, Editor | Articles | Comments

At the time of its completion in 1981, Harvard University’s Sherman Fairchild biochemistry building was considered groundbreaking. The original building, also designed by Payette, was renovated to house the newly formed Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department. The 105,401 sf renovation was designated as Lab of the Year: Special Mention for a thoughtful, respectful design that raised the bar on what a sustainable laboratory can be.

Laboratory of the Year Awards Announced

February 27, 2013 7:58 pm | News | Comments

In its 47th year, the Laboratory of the Year Awards continue to recognize excellence in research laboratory design, planning, and construction.  Judging for this year’s competition was conducted by a Blue Ribbon panel of laboratory architects, engineers, equipment manufacturers, and researchers.This annual international competition receives entries from the best new and renovated laboratories.

3 Reasons to Not Miss the Lab Design Conference

February 26, 2013 10:57 am | News | Comments

Why haven’t you signed up for the Lab Design Conference yet? Time is running out to reserve your space at this annual, lab design/planning/building event. This year's Lab Design Conference will be held April 8-10, 2013 in Houston. NOTE: The discounted room block ends on March 15th. Book your hotel reservation before this deadline to save!

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Lab of the Year Entries Closed for 2013

February 12, 2013 4:07 pm | by Patrice Galvin, Laboratory Design News | Articles | Comments

The Laboratory of the Year  and winners of special categories will be announced in an upcoming issue of Laboratory Design Connection (e-newsletter). Profiles of the labs will be featured in the June issue of Laboratory Design.

Laboratory of the Year competition now open for entries

November 6, 2012 12:28 pm | by Julie Higginbotham, Laboratory Design News | Articles | Comments

The editors of R&D Magazine are now accepting entries to the 47th international Laboratory of the Year competition. The annual competition recognizes the best new and renovated laboratories that combine all aspects of the building into a superior working environment. The entry deadline is Feb. 1, 2013.

Lab of the Year: Wisconsin project celebrates public-private synergy

June 15, 2012 9:36 am | by Julie Higginbotham | Articles | Comments

This 330,000-ft 2 , $175.3-million facility, focused on biology, information technology, and engineering, includes an underground research floor, three research floors, a ground-level "Town Center," an auxiliary service building, and a mechanical penthouse. Its unusual and effective building organization, strong sense of public outreach, and high degree of flexibility and social engineering led judges to honor the project as Laboratory of the Year 2012.

Lab of the Year High Honors: Innovative incubator sets tone for new Kansas enterprises

June 15, 2012 9:18 am | by Julie Higginbotham | Articles | Comments

Kansas Bioscience Park, Venture Accelerator, Olathe. $11.1 million, 38,750-ft 2 facility (two floors). This project received a High Honors award in the 2012 Lab of the Year competition for an exemplary quality of overall design for a science incubator facility, with a high degree of environmental consciousness.

Lab of the Year High Honors: Chemistry facility inaugurates new era for science at Princeton

June 15, 2012 8:55 am | by Julie Higginbotham | Articles | Comments

Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., Frick Chemistry Laboratory. $278 million, 268,200-ft 2 facility (four floors plus basement-level laboratories and roof-level mechanical equipment). This project received a High Honors award in the 2012 Lab of the Year competition for an exemplary quality of overall design for chemistry teaching and research, combined with a high degree of environmental sensitivity.

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Lab of the Year Special Mention: Special mention lab takes thoughtful approach to green

June 15, 2012 8:17 am | by Julie Higginbotham | Articles | Comments

University of California-Riverside, School of Medicine Research Building. New three-story, 60,000-ft 2 laboratory facility; $29 million (excludes fit-out of first floor). This project received a Special Mention for sustainability planning, incorporating principles of LEED as well as the Architecture 2030 goals for 2010 and the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment.

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery is Lab of the Year 2012

March 1, 2012 3:48 am | News | Comments

The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, a 330,000-ft 2 facility on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named 2012's Laboratory of the Year.

Kansas Venture Accelerator receives High Honors

March 1, 2012 3:38 am | News | Comments

The Kansas Bioscience Park Venture Accelerator, Olathe, has received High Honors in the 2012 Laboratory of the Year competition.

High Honors awarded to Frick Lab at Princeton

March 1, 2012 3:28 am | News | Comments

The Frick Chemistry Laboratory at Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., has received High Honors in the 2012 Laboratory of the Year competition.

UC-Riverside Medicine building given Special Mention

March 1, 2012 3:18 am | News | Comments

The University of California-Riverside School of Medicine Research Building has received a Special Mention in the 2012 Laboratory of the Year competition.

Biomedical facility shows best of modern lab design

June 1, 2011 9:36 am | by Julie S. Higginbotham | Articles | Comments

Univ. of Southern California, The Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, Los Angeles. Five stories plus a basement; 91,485 ft 2 ; $65 million. The building was funded in part by a generous $30 million donation from Eli and Edythe Broad, philanthropists well known for their commitment to art, education, science, and civic development. This LEED Gold project received a High Honors award in the 2011 Lab of the Year competition for its exemplary combination of architectural quality and laboratory design, incorporating cutting-edge engineering features such as chilled beams and an energy-efficient, double-skinned façade.

Platinum lab emphasizes practical food and beverage science

June 1, 2011 9:12 am | by Julie S. Higginbotham | Articles | Comments

Univ. of California-Davis, Teaching and Research Winery and the August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory (WBF). 32,334 ft 2 research and teaching facility integrating wine making, brewing and food processing applications and public outreach. $17.2 million. This project received a High Honors award in the 2011 Lab of the Year competition for its overall excellent quality in creating an environment that meets client objectives, reflects the agricultural aesthetics of its mission, and serves as an example in sustainable design, including net-zero water use and LEED Platinum certification.

Renovated Lab of the Year transforms nondescript facility

June 1, 2011 8:36 am | by Julie S. Higginbotham | Articles | Comments

UConn project successfully uses daylighting and flexible space planning to create a cell and genome sciences lab from an outdated facility, winning Renovated Lab of the Year 2011.

Sweeping Saudi project is forward-thinking, exemplary

June 1, 2011 8:08 am | by Julie S. Higginbotham, editor | Articles | Comments

Intelligent campus planning, high laboratory quality, exemplary level of sustainability, aesthetic sensitivity to the cultural context, excellent team coordination and speed of execution wins KAUST the title of Lab of the Year: New Construction for 2011.

KAUST complex named 2011 Lab of the Year

March 2, 2011 6:09 am | News | Comments

The King Abdullah Univ. of Science and Technology campus, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, has been named Laboratory of the Year (new construction category) for 2011. This LEED Platinum project consists of 5.5 million ft 2 of facilities on 100 acres and was planned and engineered by HOK (New York/Houston), with Oger International, Paris, as the architect of record.

Renovated Lab of the Year transforms nondescript building

March 2, 2011 6:05 am | News | Comments

Judges have chosen the Univ. of Connecticut Health Center’s Cell and Genome Sciences Building, Farmington, as 2011 Lab of the Year (renovated). The project changed a 1970s industrial research facility into a state-of-the-art cell and genome lab, connected to natural light and the surrounding landscape.

Agricultural lab takes High Honors

March 2, 2011 5:59 am | News | Comments

The Univ. of California-Davis Teaching and Research Winery and August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory has received High Honors in the 2011 Laboratory of the Year Competition. Part of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, the facility houses advanced research and teaching programs and supports industry applications and public outreach.

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