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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 […]

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 […]

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