Who we are

Our mission is to enhance scientific discovery and client productivity through the creation of optimal laboratory environments.

As nationally-known laboratory facilities planners, HERA delivers expert programming, planning, and consulting services for a wide range of laboratory environments. Our broad-based planning experience includes many types of advanced technical facilities for universities and academic medical centers, corporations, government agencies, and health and research industries—spanning more than 350 projects totaling over 16 million square feet across the globe.

Despite laboratory differences, common trends in automation, miniaturization, electronic equipment, regulatory guidelines, lab/office relationships, sustainability, and the evolution of the working/production environment have shaped these facilities. We continually research emerging trends and technological applications and understand the relevant issues and operational approaches that challenge research and teaching institutions.

HERA can help you respond to accelerating change and plan for the future. With locations in St. Louis, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Washington DC, we provide the most senior expertise available to better serve our clients.

Founded in 1996, we are a certified Woman-Owned Business (WBE) with numerous states, cities, and agencies.