HERA adds DC office

HERA has expanded its practice by adding an office in the Washington DC area. Located in Bethesda, MD, this new office will provide localized service to our clients in that region.

Among those clients is the National Institutes of Health. In the past three years, HERA has created safe, healthy and attractive laboratory environments for more than a dozen facilities for the NIH. The projects range from animal care facilities, laboratories, healthcare/clinical space, office/public space, healthcare and central plant facilities. In addition, HERA is currently working at Howard University on the Interdisciplinary Sciences Building.

“By adding an office in the heart of our nation’s capital, HERA has committed to providing the best laboratory planning and design for the NIH and other regional clients,” said Laurie Sperling, president and co-founder of HERA. ”We are thrilled to strengthen our ties to this region and our clients.”

Mitsy Canto-Jacobs, AIA has recently joined HERA as a senior laboratory planner and project manager, and will head the firm’s efforts in Washington DC. A veteran in laboratory programming, planning and design, Mitsy will lead HERA’s local effort on multiple ongoing projects at the NIH, as well equipment planning at Howard University.

In addition to the Washington, DC office, HERA has offices in St. Louis, MO (our headquarters); Philadelphia, PA and Atlanta, GA.