Laboratory Planning & Design

A leader in creating Architecture for Science, RS&H is dedicated to helping clients develop effective, efficient, and creative environments that enable science to advance in a cost-sensitive corporate and academic world. Our specialized laboratory and vivarium planners, programmers, and designers have developed research, development, and production facilities for public and private clients throughout the world. These range from academic research and teaching institutions to governmental agencies and private companies, each requiring tailored solutions to meet their unique needs and goals.

Through a process-driven approach, our teams add value to our clients’ projects by incorporating Six Sigma principles in laboratory and vivarium assessments, integrating strategic business planning with strategic facility planning, and integrating value-based building system analysis with planned functional design. These innovations help our clients reduce waste, increase efficiency, and align their business objectives with specific facility development goals, resulting in cost-effective and creative solutions that best meet our clients’ needs now and in the future.

RS&H also helps guide our clients and project stakeholders to knowledge-based decision-making through interactive work sessions and consensus building. Using Building Information Modeling (BIM), we demonstrate project solutions, unify equipment requirements, and coordinate documentation to clearly communicate solutions to all team members. By this method, RS&H facilitates early decision making, which allows pre-construction construction value tracking.

RS&H has provided planning, programming, and design services for the following types of laboratories and technologies:

  • Biomedical and Biochemical Laboratories
  • Organic and Inorganic Chemical Laboratories
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • High thru-put labs
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • HPLC
  • Robotics
  • Clean Rooms
  • Proton Beam Technologies
  • Production and Manufacturing Technology
  • Cryogenic Preservation
  • Genomic Research and Testing Laboratories
  • Toxicology Laboratories
  • Histopathology
  • Barrier and Containment Laboratories
  • BSL-2 and BSL-3 Laboratories
  • Large and Small Animal Vivaria; ABSL-2; ABSL-3
  • Large and Small Animal Surgery and Necropsy Labs

Our professionals are active members of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), Construction Owners of America (COAA), and BioFlorida, where we frequently present and publish articles to advance the profession.

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