• Science & Technology

    We share the dedication of those scientists and engineers who tackle the tough problems facing our world and take every opportunity to ensure that the laboratories that house future scientific and technological breakthroughs are designed with end-users in mind.
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    We design physically inviting and functional spaces for instruction, experimentation, testing, and fabrication that also meet the highest standards for sustainability.

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Meet Our Leaders

We specialize in advanced, high-performance laboratories for collaborative research, teaching and development.

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Scott P. Kelsey Andrew Labov James Simeo Jennifer Swedell

In the News

The new Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation headquarters repurposes a former 1980s warehouse-turned-office-building, transforming it into a modern research laboratory and workplace. While working remotely and using new methods of collaboration, the design team uncovered existing site conditions and integrated the historic character of the building into the new design.

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The Sacramento Business Journal recognized the California State University, Sacramento Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex as the Best Real Estate Project of the Year in the Education category!

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Metal Construction News featured UC San Diego’s Tata Hall for the Sciences! With insulated glass panels, the aluminum and glass shading system creates a dynamic facade that varies in transparency depending on the angle. Check out the article on page 40.

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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.

The Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex at Sacramento State was recognized by the Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) for Overall Sustainable Design!

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  • COworkers Ash Gharib and Joe Chase share their experiences helping high school students find passion for design dur…

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  • #RenderingToReality The lobby at @KansasCityU's Center for Medical Education Innovation doubles as a campus forum w…

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  • Meet Principal Tom Chessum, who has been with CO since its founding in 1986. Learn about how the design process ins…

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Learn how CO and Sundt Construction championed a successful and collaborative Design-Build process for the Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex at CSU-Sacramento. The method included open and transparent collaboration with the entire team and client stakeholders to achieve an inspiring state-of-the-art facility.

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CO designed the Loyola Marymount University Life Sciences Building with a vegetated roof that rises from street level to the top of the three-story building and doubles as an outdoor laboratory for students to study stormwater retention and rainwater pollutants.

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