• Laboratory Planning

    The world’s most important solutions begin in laboratories. We are honored to play a part in creating designs that stimulate collaboration, innovation and human progress.

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

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Andrew Labov Jennifer Swedell

In the News

In this article by Building Design + Construction, COworkers Andy Labov and Jennifer Swedell describe their experiences working with clients and researchers to deliver highly-customized labs. Over the years universities made their lab spaces as flexible as possible. Recently, customization has been making a comeback, partly out of necessity as research universities vie for top students and high-profile faculty. CO is among a handful of firms that caters to this trend.

On January 25, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix campus hosted COnnect2STEM, an annual outreach event to inform and inspire kids about science, technology, engineering, math and medicine.

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CO’s Andrew Labov and Jennifer Swedell present at Tradeline – University Facilities for the Sciences and Advanced Technologies 2019 on October 28-29. Learn more about the session on trans-disciplinary clusters.

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Archello features the tallest addition to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. Check out the 10-story Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building designed by CO in association with Ayers Saint Gross. This copper cladded building is designed to promote collegiality, collaboration, and customization with highly flexible lab spaces and open gathering places.

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Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex at Sacramento State (CSUS) celebrated its grand opening on September 18, 2019.

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In a recent Tradeline article – Designing Diverse Learning Environments and Maker Spaces – CO’s Andrew Labov and Jennifer Swedell shared their insights on designing immersive spaces.

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“They essentially said, ‘Let’s build a space that has never been designed before to test things that have never been built before.’

CO Principal and Science & Technology Director, Andrew Labov, describes the design process for CAST at Caltech in Tradeline’s article — Designing Academic Research Facilities for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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