In commercial interior design, there is often a battle between form and function. Of course, both are important. But with clinical laboratory interior design, function must take greater precedence.
Once we have defined the strategy, our project team will work closely with the people behind the science! Our goal is to create a laboratory design that is functional, respectful of your brand and its values, and which carefully considers your service requirements.
We are fortunate to have in-house mechanical and electrical experts who can advise on how to manage services safely and efficiently based on how your lab will be used. Whether this involves basic power, consideration of lab gases, compressed air, extraction, pressure regimes or sufficient cooling, we have the know-how to resolve any issues.
Usually, we will ask some questions to determine how we will design your space:
- Do you handle any harsh chemicals?
- Is there a need for vibration control? Is soundproofing important?
- Do you require cold storage space?
- Do you need an adequate workspace for larger-scale equipment?
- What about circulation access and egress? Do you require 24-hour access?
- Do you need room for future expansion?
- Do we need to consider the required adjacencies to enable a safer and more productive working environment?
- Are there any regulatory approvals or laboratory classifications to factor in (e.g., a category 2 laboratory or a cleanroom specification to meet ISO standards)?
Our lab designers are extremely adept at asking the right questions and offering expert insights so we can make the most out of your laboratory space and empower your scientists to ensure that their working methods are taken into account.