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Building collaboration by using a physical model

Building collaboration by using a physical model

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 today’s complex design ecology, prime architects and consultants such […]

HERA President Laurie Sperling is retiring

HERA President Laurie Sperling is retiring

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 have increased our services. We have expanded our geographic reach. […]

Congratulations Rachel Updegrove, WELL AP

Congratulations Rachel Updegrove, WELL AP

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, mind and synergies. Rachel joins a community focusing on advancing […]

Rising through the ranks

Rising through the ranks

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 wide range of projects including the Georgia Bureau of Investigation […]

Volunteering … even during social distancing

Volunteering … even during social distancing

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 organization. Can you tell us more about what this organization […]

HERA programs the most advanced high containment laboratory in the nation

HERA programs the most advanced high containment laboratory in the nation

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 mission. The agency helps communities prepare for, detect, and respond […]

Mentorship in a virtual world
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Mentorship in a virtual world

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. This year’s program was unprecedented for multiple reasons. For the […]

We stand together

We stand together

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 color and other marginalized people in solidarity to condemn racism […]

An awarded project

An awarded project

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 others recognize it as well. The renovation of 60,223 gross […]

Gain an edge on increasingly competitive grant funds
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Gain an edge on increasingly competitive grant funds

As laboratories open up after COVID-19 closures, one trend we foresee is an increased need for grant funding. That funding may come through the federal government or other capital sources. Under normal circumstances the competition for these dollars is fierce. In a pandemic society where months of research may have been lost and research institutions […]

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