LABORATORY PLANNING

  • Laboratory Planning

    Designing labs that stimulate collaboration and interconnectedness.

Meet our Leaders

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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We are excited to announce that the Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building in Phoenix, AZ has won a 2017 North American Copper in Architecture Award. Congratulations to our collaborators and to The University of Arizona. We’d also like to share that the adjacent Health Sciences Education Building was named a Top 10 NACIA award winner selected from a pool of the best copper projects from the last decade.

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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.

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.

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