Research Laboratories

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Completed: 2012
Boston, MA


Research labs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are home to the research activities for translational and experimental approaches to cancer treatments.  Our lab renovation projects include providing space for lab expansion, housing new grant-awarded equipment, and fitting out space for a new researcher recruited to the institute.  While each researcher and associated lab is unique, our design process is consistently focused on schedule and cost containment, equipment placement and associated MEP/FP systems coordination.

The projects represented include new (and sometimes re-used) casework, new energy-efficient lighting and environmentally friendly and durable finishes.  Lab renovations often also include new support spaces that range from specialty equipment rooms to staff meeting areas and resource rooms which can require unique lighting, technology and systems support or specialty finishes.  Project planning can sometimes require designing ‘swing space’ to accommodate the lab renovations while minimizing disruption to the research.