LABORATORY PLANNING

  • Laboratory Planning

    Designing labs that stimulate collaboration and interconnectedness.

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We understand, and anticipate, the evolving needs of research, and address them with innovative, flexible solutions.

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In the News

Associate Principal and Senior Laboratory Planner Jennifer Swedell recaps her first day with CO and the growth of the Freshman Research Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Learn more about CO’s decision-making roadmap for determining whether renovation or new construction is the right path to enhancing STEM capabilities on today’s cutting-edge campuses in Tradeline.

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The SSPI project at Caltech is a highly successful example of how a WWII-era building, which had supported Cold-War engineering research, was adapted to the needs of modern interdisciplinary research, merging satellite technology and sustainable energy systems.

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It’s been a little over a year since the Life Sciences Building opened. Hear Loyola Marymount administrators and faculty discuss their experiences, and see students in action in this video from the university.

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CO Architects’ Associate Principal Jennifer Swedell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and Associate Antoinette Bunkley, Associate AIA, LEED GA, published their article, “Core Facilities and Satellite Vivariums: Can They Coexist?” in ALN Magazine. The article, co-written with Jennifer Andrews of the University of Arizona, was adapted from their presentation at this year’s TurnKey Conference in May 2016.

Read the article at ALN Magazine.

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California State University Channel Islands’ Sierra Hall received the 2016 Best Higher Education/Research Project for Southern California from Engineering News-Record. This flexible, new undergraduate science building is organized around an elevated rooftop courtyard, and contains interdisciplinary damp labs that can interchangeably accommodate geology, earth sciences, archaeology and anthropology, supporting growth in any one discipline, or emergent disciplines.

Engineering News-Record

CO Architects’ design for the new Life Sciences Building at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, CA, was recently recognized with a 2016 Excellence in Architecture for a New Building Merit Award by the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), in association with the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (AIA-CAE).

Read more at Inhabit.com