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This month's issue of R&D Magazine 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. Our editors also provide an overview of multiphysics software, as well as features on data acquisition, vacuum systems, chromatography, laboratory utilities, and medical devices.
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.
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.
Built around a vision of sustainability, NREL’s environmentally sound, high-performance Science & Technology Facility will be used to enhance the visibility of renewable technologies.
Indiana University’s Simon Hall creates an environment for current and future research in a setting that maintains one of the strongest architectural heritages in academia.
Selected for a Special Mention in R&D Magazine's 2007 Laboratory of the Year competition, the 11-story Biomedical Sciences Tower 3 (BST3), at the Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pa., has also been awarded, by other prestigious organizations, the 2006 Honor Award for Design Excellence, 2006 Building Excellence Award, and Project of the Year.
Ocean science was still in its infancy when the first laboratory at Woods Hole, Mass., was completed in the summer of 1931. Later named for the first director, Henry Bigelow, the building was an important first step in what would become one of the world's leading non-profit research centers.
The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard Univ., both of Cambridge, Mass. sought to expand and replace their facilities to accommodate their expanding research activities.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Chevy Chase, Md., had a vision of building an advanced research center that would serve as an intellectual hub for hundreds of scientists from diverse disciplines with the long-term objective of offering creative scientists freedom from constraints that limit their ability to do groundbreaking research in conventional research settings.