• February 3, 2020

    Scientific Equipment & Furniture Association (SEFA) has announced its 2020 Lab of the Year competition, to be presented at the SEFA Annual Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL, November 4-6, 2020. High Honors and Special Mention awards will be given in two categories, New Laboratory and Renovated or Adaptive Reuse Laboratory (multiple projects may be recognized at the jury’s discretion).

    The awards seek to bring innovative laboratory design and construction to the attention of professionals in the field, and the greater public, by leveraging SEFA’s reputation as a leader in promoting innovative, efficient, and safe laboratories, through its membership and through its Recommended Practices provision. A Lab of the Year award from SEFA provides global recognition and credibility to laboratory owners, designers, and builders.

    Submissions are welcome from designers (architects or engineers), owners, and builders of laboratories of all types, located anywhere in the world. Projects eligible for the 2020 awards cycle must have been substantially completed and operational after January 1, 2018 and prior to December 31, 2019. Deadline for submitting is July 1, 2020.

    See the complete eligibility and submission guidelines here.

    Download the eligibility and submission guidelines (PDF).

  • April 24, 2018

    A Tower, A Bridge, A Landmark: Three New York Laboratories
    June 21, 2018 | 7:30am – 9:00am, Javits Center

    Have you ever stopped to consider how life sciences and clinical care facilities contribute to the social, economic, and intellectual health of cities? The contribution of such facilities is further magnified when they incorporate public spaces for community engagement.

    This session serves as its own space for engagement as you join your peers for an invaluable look at the phenomenon through New York City’s centers of biomedical research and clinical care including the Eugene Belfer Research Building, Weill Cornell Medicine (Tower), the Collaborative Research Center, Rockefeller University (Landmark), The Rockefeller University River Campus (Bridge).

    Don’t miss the chance to hear directly from architect panelists as they share the innovative urban design strategies employed to integrate three biomedical facilities into the dense urban fabric of the city.

    Jay D. Bargmann, AIA, Vice President, Rafael Viñoly Architects
    Paul Broches, FAIA, Partner, Mitchell Giurgola Architects
    Todd Schliemann, FAIA, Design Partner, Ennead Architects

    Robert Easton, Co-Chairman, Bionest Partners, New York, NY



    Creating World-Class Science Facilities in Dense Urban Environments
    June 20, 2018 | 9:30am | Depart from New York Hilton Midtown, 1334 6th Ave

    New York City is home to some of the world’s leading centers of research and clinical care. Rockefeller University, Columbia University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Weill Cornell Medicine have all recently made significant investments to expand their state-of-the-art research facilities.

    This tour will be led by the architects who worked on the recently completed Eugene Belfer Research Center at Weill Cornell Medicine (Ennead), the River Campus at Rockefeller (Rafael Viñoly Architects), and the Collaborative Research Center, also at Rockefeller (Mitchell Giurgola Architects). Learn how the architects worked within constrained urban sites to create stunning high-performance facilities.


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