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We’re growing…quickly
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We’re growing…quickly

HERA has been named by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the fastest-growing companies in the region. The publication announced its list of the top 50 fastest-growing companies in St. Louis. The exact rankings will be announced Oct 10, but we’re thrilled to be in excellent company. Read the full story here. And […]

A partner with a future

A partner with a future

HERA again participated this summer in the Rockwood School District’s Partners in Education Project Interface program, which partners students with business professionals in the students area of interest to shadow the summer before their senior year. Haley Meyer, a rising senior at Marquette High School, partnered with HERA to learn about lab design and the […]

Introducing HERA’s newest venture: Conceptual engineering

Introducing HERA’s newest venture: Conceptual engineering

We have turned a new page at HERA. Over the past 22 years, we have provided laboratory programming, planning and design services, guiding lab projects from an architectural perspective and sometimes teaching a thing or two about engineering along the way. This month, HERA will begin offering conceptual engineering services to further enhance our lab planning […]

2019 Summer Schedule
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2019 Summer Schedule

As a benefit to our employees, HERA is continuing our 16-week summer schedule program for 2019. The 16-week program begins on Monday, May 13 and runs through Friday, August 30. Our offices will be closed on the following Fridays and holidays: Friday, May 24 Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day) Friday, June 7 Friday, June 21 […]

A fitting wrap-up to a remarkable project
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A fitting wrap-up to a remarkable project

LS3P, our architectural partner on the Renewable Water Resources Laboratory & Environmental Education Center, created a beautiful e-book as a wrap-up to this remarkable project. The new 17,700-sf laboratory houses a water quality testing program that renews approximately 42 million gallons of wastewater a day. To put that in perspective, that’s equal to 2.4 million […]

HERA’s westward expansion

HERA’s westward expansion

We are pleased to announce that Glen Berry, AIA, NCARB of Design for Science has joined HERA laboratory planners as a senior laboratory architect. Glen brings with him 30+ years of experience as a laboratory planning consultant. His diverse portfolio spans more than eight million square feet of higher education, forensic, government, R&D and clinical […]

Introducing: HERA product design

Introducing: HERA product design

Created to fulfill a gap in the current laboratory product marketplace, HERA designer Jinhee Lee, CDT has designed a single-piece, universal drawer pull. Inspired by our work with Worrell Design Group at the Grande Cheese Home Office and Research Center project, HERA laboratory planners reimagined a kitchen cabinet pull into a Universal Design laboratory cabinet […]

Laboratory Design: Elements and Evolution

Laboratory Design: Elements and Evolution

Michele Pollio, AIA and Eva Baker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C will be among the speakers at next week’s Forum on Architecture + Design, presented by AIA Philadelphia. Their presentation, “Laboratory Design: Elements and Evolution” provides case studies to demonstrate the how laboratory design has evolved from purely practical environments into spaces that are both functional […]

Welcome to the team, Rainey!

Welcome to the team, Rainey!

We are thrilled to announced Rainey Hufstetler, AIA, LEED AP, has joined our Atlanta office as a lab planner/programmer. Rainey comes to HERA with more than 15 years of experience in high containment design, focused primarily on large academic and government biocontainment research facilities. Within containment, she is the go-to person for integrating imaging systems […]

HERA designs learning spaces at elementary school

HERA designs learning spaces at elementary school

As any student or teacher can tell you, learning happens inside the classroom and outside those four walls. Teaching comes from educators and from fellow students. Discoveries are made when studying alone and while collaborating in a group. Wild Horse Elementary, a K-5 school in Chesterfield, recently received grant money for a small renovation and […]

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