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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 […]

Design begins on Animal Crime Forensics Center

Design begins on Animal Crime Forensics Center

Crime Lab Design – HERA’s forensic brand – in partnership with Scott Edwards Architecture, was selected to design a 5,000 SF new Animal Crime Forensics Center as part of an expansion of the Oregon Humane Society in Portland, OR. One of just two veterinary forensics facilities in the country, the creation of this accredited veterinary […]

Take the “pain” out of research labs

Take the “pain” out of research labs

Senior Laboratory Planner/Programmer Michele Pollio, AIA and Laboratory Designer Jinhee Lee, CDT understand sometimes doing scientific research is a pain. Literally. Today’s laboratory technology and research requires intense hand-eye coordination, precise arm movements, manual materials handling, acute visual concentration and, above all, repetition. The scientists working in these high-tech labs are exposed to a multitude […]

Building for the future: A HERA announcement

Building for the future: A HERA announcement

For more than 20 years HERA has served clients by providing guidance, support and expertise with the end goal of enhancing scientific discovery and client productivity through the design of optimal lab environments. Today, we take another step with an even stronger team. We are thrilled to announce Carlos Perez-Rubio, AIA, LEED AP and Amy […]

EKU science students enjoying their new home

EKU science students enjoying their new home

Students studying biological sciences at Eastern Kentucky University are attending class in the new state-of-the-art Sciences Building for the first time this fall. The building is the second of two phases, comprising more than 322,000 SF of learning spaces designed to be flexible and encourage collaboration about students, faculty and researchers. Phase 2 consists of […]

USP 800

USP 800

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a nonprofit organization that works with scientists, practitioners and regulators to help ensure the quality of medicines and foods in the United States. The organization has published the final version of USP 800. This new chapter describes the safe handling of hazardous drugs in pharmacy, healthcare, and veterinary facilities […]

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