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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 […]

Best practices for reopening your lab
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Best practices for reopening your lab

HERA laboratory planners would like to take a moment to wish you health, safety and well-being during this turbulent time. As the country starts to open back up, we know our clients will also be returning to their offices – their labs. Below are a suggestions for safer laboratory work environments. Your employees If feasible, […]

Q&A: Rainey Hufstetler helps her community, one mask at a time

Q&A: Rainey Hufstetler helps her community, one mask at a time

We all handle stressful times differently. Some of us are eating or drinking our way through quarantine. Others are binge watching whatever is left on Netflix. Still others have taken up healthier, socially-distant hobbies such as running. HERA Lab Architect Rainey Hufstetler is sewing. And sewing. And sewing. In her spare time between working from […]

HERA’s COVID-19 plan
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HERA’s COVID-19 plan

First and foremost, we hope you and your loved ones are in good health and remain so during these uncertain times. As with so many other businesses, here at HERA laboratory planners our primary concern is to ensure the safety of our employees and loved ones. We are committed to doing our part in slowing […]

Amy Tongay elevated to HERA’s Board of Directors

Amy Tongay elevated to HERA’s Board of Directors

HERA laboratory planners is pleased to announced the elevation of Principal Amy Tongay, AIA, to our Board of Directors, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Since joining HERA seven years ago, Amy has played a central role in the growth of our academic and clinical market sectors. She has helped expand our portfolio of allied health and […]

High Point University in the news

High Point University in the news

High Point University’s Wanek School of Natural Sciences supports student population growth, enables research, helps recruitment and encourages experiential learning. As the project’s lab planner, HERA’s program validation, planning, design and equipment planning services were critical to the project’s success. Designed to de-silo departments and foster a truly interdisciplinary approach to learning, offices for biology, […]

A strong start to a new decade

A strong start to a new decade

HERA is thrilled to announce the promotion of Lab Architect Eva Baker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C to Associate. Eva has flourished since joining the HERA team three years ago. She provides firm wide leadership with her technical knowledge and problem-solving skills. Our clients and partners rely on her integrated understanding of MEP systems and code […]

Barbara Spitz, AIA, is retiring
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Barbara Spitz, AIA, is retiring

After a remarkable 15-year career at HERA laboratory planners, Principal Barbara Spitz, AIA, is beginning the transition to the next phase of her life. Starting in 2020 she will wind down her career, moving to part time January 1 and officially retiring March 31. Barbara has been a force at HERA throughout her 15 years […]

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