In its 48th year, the Laboratory of the Year Awards continue to recognize excellence in research laboratory design, planning and construction. Judging for this year’s competition took place on Thursday, February 20th and was conducted by a blue-ribbon panel of laboratory architects, engineers, equipment manufacturers, researchers and the editors of R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design Newsletter.
The editors of R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design are now accepting...
The Georgia Institute of Technology Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions Laboratory began as a flexible, design-build, high-bay laboratory. Located across railroad tracks on Georgia Tech’s North Avenue Research Area Science Park site, it was a shop-like laboratory; flexible enough for use, even without a defined user.
Following Harvard University’s creation of the Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology Department, a new home was sought; ultimately resulting in the rebirth of the. The building was considered groundbreaking at its completion in 1981, known as one of the world's first biochemistry buildings. However, 30 years later, it desperately needed renovating to meet the department's growing needs.
When District of Columbia city leaders examined the system in place for handling forensic evidence and analysis, they realized public interest and safety wasn’t served to the fullest. At the time, the Metropolitan Police Department sent thousands of trace evidence specimens to the FBI’s laboratory in Virginia.
The 2013 Laboratory of the Year Judging Panel has completed its deliberations and has awarded the 47th annual Laboratory of the Year Award to Singapore’s National Research Foundation for its new Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE). The new hub represents some of the latest concepts in multi-disciplinary research and collaboration. Additional awards were given to laboratories representing the best of sustainability, collaborative science, and renovation.
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.
By sticking to one big "Idea", project leaders for the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery were able to make a number of new laboratory design concepts work.
Flexible by design, Kansas Bioscience Authority's Venture Accelerator is on track for LEED Gold certification.
Princeton University breaks new ground in design by integrating an open, collaborative layout with an air-handling intensive chemistry laboratory.
The first new building for the first new medical center built in California in decades has two major missions: Create new doctors and save energy.
R&D Magazine is proud to announce the 2012 Laboratory of the Year winners. These laboratories represent the pinnacle of design and execution in architecture for research and development. New construction facilities dominated this year's competition, but beyond this common theme the top new laboratories of 2012 differed widely in design philosophy.
Despite a design and construction timeline of just 30 months, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology fulfills its mission as a flexible, user-friendly lab space.
Construction of a brand-new genomics and cell science laboratory at the University of Connecticut was out of the question, so designers renovated a time capsule.
The first LEED Platinum process science facility strives to satisfy both consumer taste buds and the environment.
Careful integration of architectural and engineering elements demonstrates that the whole of a design can be greater than the sum of its parts.
R&D Magazine would like to thank the judges of the 45th Laboratory of the Year competition.
A new university rising on the edge of the Red Sea and a transformed industrial building in central Connecticut may be geographically distant, but the facilities share similar honors in R&D Magazine 's 2011 Laboratory of the Year competition.
The Laboratory of the Year competition, sponsored by R&D Magazine, recognizes innovative designs, materials, and construction for laboratory facilities. The winners of this prestigious competition are listed here from its start in 1967. This year marks the competition's 47th year.
Chicago Botanic Garden puts science, nature, and sustainability on display.
Vertical expansion elevates the translational research program at Texas Children's Hospital.
Surveys of laboratory users and designers reveal the effects of budgetary belt-tightening, the true impetus for building green, and the drive to build transparency.
Built around the idea of scientific collaboration and environmental, social, and economic sustainability, the Harvard Univ. Northwest Science Building will be used to enhance cross-disciplinary research and energy savings.
Dedicated to understanding the fundamental nature of the Earth, the Gary C. Comer Geochemistry Division lab at Columbia Univ. achieves harmony with its surroundings, while giving its researchers both form and function.
A modest, basic building once housed an advanced polymer research lab for one of India's biggest companies. After renovations the building remains, but everything else has changed for the better.
To help realize its goal of increasing enrollment in its chemistry program, Carleton Univ. combined its old chemistry laboratories into one Steacie SuperLab.
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