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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 […]

Two big ground breakings

Two big ground breakings

Ball State University broke ground on its new Health Professions Building in Muncie, IN. The 165,000 SF new facility replaces an outdated science complex and adds much-needed academic space to its nursing and health professions program. The building will feature modern classroom and teaching labs, as well as offices, a resource hub, simulation labs and […]

The robotics revolution is underway

The robotics revolution is underway

This week marks substantial completion of the Georgia Institute of Technology Robotarium, a 775 SF “terrarium for robots” as Director of Georgia Tech’s Institute for Robotics & Intelligent Machines Magnus Egerstedt calls it. In a YouTube interview Egerstedt describes how people from around the world can use the Robotarium to run robotics experiments. “People can […]

Summer schedule
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Summer schedule

As a benefit to our employees, HERA is continuing our 16-week summer schedule program for 2017. The 16-week program began May 15 and runs through September 4. Our offices will be closed on the following Fridays and holidays this summer: – Friday, May 26 – Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day) – Friday, June 9 – […]

Welcome, Eva

Welcome, Eva

HERA welcomes Eva Baker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, to our Philadelphia office! Eva joins HERA with nine years of experience planning and designing laboratory environments for higher education and corporate clients. Eva’s path to architecture is an unusual one. She began as a chemistry major at Syracuse University, but once she reached the University of […]

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