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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 The 165,000 SF new facility replaces an outdated science complex and adds much-needed academic space to its nursing and health professions program.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 […]

HERA adds DC office
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HERA adds DC office

HERA has expanded its practice by adding an office in the Washington DC area. Located in Bethesda, MD, this new office will provide localized service to our clients in that region. Among those clients is the National Institutes of Health. In the past three years, HERA has created safe, healthy and attractive laboratory environments for […]

Training the next generation of architects
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Training the next generation of architects

For the second year in a row, HERA Project Manager Amy Tongay spoke to the young women of Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls about a career path in architecture. Using HERA’s hands-on building model, Amy helped the students design STEM laboratories that would be efficient and effective learning spaces. The students were able to use […]

Setting the standard for equipment planning

Setting the standard for equipment planning

Proper laboratory equipment planning impacts process flows, physical spaces and utility requirements, and drives requirements for ventilation, power and utilities. That was the message HERA President Laurie Sperling presented at the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Summit and Salute in New Orleans. Sperling spoke as part of the WeInnovate session at the conference to […]

Our experts lead the discussion
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Our experts lead the discussion

HERA Senior Laboratory Planner Michele Pollio, AIA and HERA Laboratory Planner Allison Edmonds, AIA recently led an interactive session guiding STEMtech conference attendees through developing the best program for their nursing and allied health facilities. STEMtech is the annual conference for the League for Innovation in the Community College, an international nonprofit aimed at cultivating […]

Welcome, Mitsy

Welcome, Mitsy

HERA is proud to welcome Mitsy Canto-Jacobs, AIA, a veteran in laboratory programming, planning and design in our new Washington DC office. Mitsy joins the firm as a Senior Laboratory Planner and Project Manager, and is charged with supporting projects for the National Institutes of Health and other government clients. Mitsy has been working across […]

LEEDing the way
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LEEDing the way

HERA ran up the score in the Sustainable Sites category, earning all 21 points and paving the way for our St. Louis office to earn LEED Silver Certification. The office, located in the heart of downtown St. Louis with a Walk Score of 97 out of 100, is able to take advantage of the existing […]

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