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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 […]

Welcome, Leila

Welcome, Leila

HERA laboratory planners is pleased to welcome Leila A. Rzskya-Filipek to the Philadelphia office. Leila joins HERA as an intern architect with three years of experience at architectural firms in Colorado and New York. She has a diverse portfolio of work, ranging from designing low-income town homes in Colorado to condominiums in Manhattan. Leila graduated […]

Next Generation Dx Summit

Next Generation Dx Summit

HERA Principal Barbara Spitz, AIA and Laboratory Planner Joshua Evans recently spoke at the Next Generation Dx Summit in Washington, DC on the firm’s design process for clinical labs, and how informed decisions early in the design process can help create successful outcomes later. As experts in clinical lab design, Barbara and Joshua spoke about […]

Giving back to students
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Giving back to students

HERA Lab Planners 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. Aashna Patra, a senior at Eureka High School, partnered with HERA to learn about design and critical thinking skills within the architectural profession. HERA designer Jinhee […]

Stephens College opening

Stephens College opening

Stephens College recently celebrated its 183rd birthday in style – by cutting the ribbon on its newly renovated Center for Health Sciences building. The four-level, 1940s Sampson Hall has been renovated and expanded into a 23,500 SF state-of-the-art home for their new Physician Assistant Studies program. Working with Mackey Mitchell Architects, HERA lab planners programmed, […]

Congratulations to Dr. Wang

Congratulations to Dr. Wang

Dr. Lihong Wang, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and a research member of the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, received a 2013 Transformative Research Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). One of only 10 recipients, his lab founded a new type of […]

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