HERA’s leadership torch is changing hands and ahead lies a bright future for the firm. We are pleased to announce the appointment of Principal Ken Mohr, Assoc. AIA, as President effective April 1. Hired as the firm’s first employee and laboratory planner 24 years ago, Ken’s
What can collaboration look like? The virtues of collaboration in design are universally acknowledged, but what does collaboration actually look like? Who participates in the process? Collaboration is especially crucial in laboratory planning and design, where end users have highly specific and technical spatial requirements.
In 1996, HERA President, Laurie Sperling, M.Arch, LEED AP, CPSM, and business partner, Janet Baum, left comfortable jobs at established architecture firms to create an independent lab planning firm. In 25 years, the firm has changed a great deal. We have added key team members. We
Join us in congratulating Lab Planner Rachel Updegrove on earning her WELL Accredited Professional (AP) credential. The credential denotes expertise in WELL building standards and a commitment to advancing human health and wellness. The exam covers topics ranging from air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort,
Please join us in congratulating our two newest associates – Lab Architect and Director of the Atlanta Office Nerissa Jemmotte, AIA, and Director of Marketing Reagan Branham, CPSM. Nerissa joined HERA in 2015. In her five years at the firm she has worked on a
For the past 25 years HERA Controller Cecilia Kadane has assisted local artists with financial and tax advice by volunteering with the St. Louis Volunteer Layers and Accountants for the Arts organization. Q: You are active in the Volunteer Layers and Accountants for the Arts
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is building a new 160,000-sf multi-story High Containment Continuity Laboratory (HCCL) on its Roybal Campus in Atlanta. The multi-story research building will increase the CDC’s research capacity to sustain its diagnostic mission and support its public health
HERA again participated in the Rockwood School District’s Partners in Education Project Interface program, which pairs students with business professionals in the student’s area of interest. The professionals mentor the rising seniors for seven weeks to help give the students a sense of the industry.
These last few weeks have been a very challenging time for America as we are reminded that diversity, inequality and inclusion are still major issues in our communities. We want our employees and clients to know that we stand with them and all communities of
The Auburn University Gavin Engineering Research Laboratory recently was awarded the Outstanding Project by Learning by Design and was named a finalist for the inaugural Lab Manager Lab Design Excellence Awards. While we agree this is a special project, it is still gratifying to know