DLR Group’s Science+Technology team is made of internationally recognized thought leaders, published authors, and presenters. We engage directly with intensely intellectual user groups to advance teaching, testing, and research outcomes by design. Meet a couple of our passionate team members below.
Supporting the Next Big Idea
325+ Colleges and Universities
5M+ SF Laboratory Planning + Design
Science + Technology
Supporting your pursuit of the next big idea and advancing teaching, testing, and research outcomes by design.
Missouri Southern State University
This new $30 million, 40,000-SF facility houses the College of Health Sciences and Welcome Center at Missouri Southern State University. The multidisciplinary program includes space for a simulated hospital with a variety of operating, exam, and care rooms; a radiologic technology lab suite, a cadaver laboratory suite, a virtual reality clinical training center, and a collaborative research laboratory.
A new clinical and pathology laboratory building adds to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s impressive collection of facilities, and replaces a 40-year-old undersized facility. DLR Group’s design provides modern, open laboratories, based on an 11’-0” module. The majority of benches will be movable and height-adjustable lab tables with casters which will allow for easy reconfiguration to meet the needs of changing workflows. The programs include chemistry, microbiology, virology, molecular diagnostics, genomics, nucleic acid extraction and anatomical pathology.
The University of Iowa
Built in the 1970’s, the historically significant Bowen Science Building lacked necessary infrastructure and open layouts. DLR Group’s design accommodates changing research investigators’ space needs and advances in equipment and technology while providing space for interaction between investigators and teams. The new layout optimizes flow through the labs to increase visibility, reduce disruption, and enhance safety and security. The renovated space includes functional laboratory modules and a dedicated tissue culture room for each investigator.
Science + Technology
Priorities for Laboratory Environments: Resiliency
After conversations with stakeholders, priorities for the future of laboratory planning are established, and the place of resiliency.
Priorities for Laboratory Environments: Flexibility
Easily adaptable lab environments bring new possibilities to ever-changing research requirements, elevating the case for flexible design.
Priorities for Laboratory Environments: Location
Employing a data-driven planning approach to site selection positions institutions for greater growth scenarios.
10 Ways to Address Energy Use in Science+Technology Facilities
There are several high-impact strategies to reduce a building’s carbon footprint and improve operational expenses – without large-scale upgrades.
Nine Laboratory Must-Dos
Consider these important issues before planning your laboratory project to maximize resilience, efficiency, safety, and more.
New Laboratory Design Coming to Nashville Facility
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is adding a new off-campus clinical and pathology laboratory building north of downtown.
Meet Our Team
"I am a laboratory planner because I love science and research, collecting data, and discovery-driven work environments. Working with the top minds in the world to synthesize these together makes me smile every day. My mentor got me into this field–she encouraged me to keep discovering, ask questions, and foster relationships."
"Every day I get the opportunity to work with the smartest scientists and researchers in the world and help them create spaces that foster the next extraordinary breakthrough. Whether it’s finding a cure for cancer, a vaccine for COVID-19, or developing a heart worm medication for the family dog, the findings that come from a laboratory environment have a direct and meaningful impact on people’s lives."