Buh-bye gloomy basement lab bench. Research hubs get hip.

New York Genome CenterMy story “Beautiful Spaces for Beautiful Minds” in Interior Design magazine explores how biomedical labs around the world are conveying their mission through architecture. These trend-setting spaces include the Yale-New Haven Hospital’s Park Street Clinical Laboratory by Benisch Architeken and Svigals + Partners; the New York Genome Center (above) by Elkus Manfredi Architects; Seattle’s Infectious Disease Research Center by Aedas; HOK’s Francis Crick Institute, opening 2016 in London;  and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, Maine, by Perkins + Will.

Read the whole story here:  Matters of Design: Beautiful Labs for Beautiful Minds, Interior Design, May 2015

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