SST Planners is a specialized laboratory consulting design firm providing laboratory programming and laboratory planning services to the scientific and architectural communities. Laboratory planners at SST Planners program and design over a million gross square feet of high quality research space annually in higher education, corporate and governmental sectors in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe. A clear focus on client needs and a strong research base contribute to the strength and ongoing success of laboratory planners and programmers at SST. Please also see our Clients page for a list of recent projects.
Laboratory planning consultants at SST Planners provide services to architects, engineers, university, corporate and government clients for research and teaching labs of all types. A laboratory consultant at SST can provide a wide array of services as outlined on our Services page.
Specialized laboratory at the Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies at the University of Maryland, Frostburg
SST Planners provides a full range of services as a consulting laboratory planner including activities such as strategic planning, lab programming, lab planning and lab design, laboratory equipment planning, and computer visualization. SST consists entirely of architectural and engineering professionals with extensive and diverse backgrounds in planning, design and delivery of high quality science and technology intensive environments. Please also see our Design page.
Reconfigurable custom wood casework at the new Bioengineering and Medical Sciences Building at the Medical School of the University of Virginia
SST is the lab planner and programmer on numerous important projects including major new buildings for the National Institutes of Health, the Medical School of the University of Virginia, the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lab Planners at SST are currently consulting on numerous projects: Please also see our Projects page for examples of recently completed laboratories.
The following new projects represent a sampling of current government, university, and private sector work recently completed by lab planners at SST:
Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health
Natural light and flexible casework system at new government lab
The labs in the VRC are generally open and very flexible to facilitate both current and future research and development objectives at both NCI and NIH.
Olin Hall Science Center at Bradley University
Chemistry teaching lab at newly renovated and expanded university facility
Student work stations in this teaching and research lab building are designed with safety and ease of use in mind. Well lighted spaces, exposed ceilings, and attractive, durable finishes add to the success of the project.
The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR)
Open genomics research laboratories at private institute
This genomics research laboratory building has been designed to be economical to operate and flexible to use and reconfigure. The open lab concept is designed to encourage scientific interaction and teamwork.
SST Planners is proud to be among the first 50 organizations to be a Labs21 Supporter. Energy consciousness and sustainable design are a critical part of laboratory planning and design for modern facilities in all industry sectors. Please see our Labs21 page for more information. Additionally, SST Planners has LEED accredited staff and participates in U.S. Green Building Council activities. These several programs which focus on the holistic design of environmentally conscious laboratory facilities are an important part of the overall programming and design expertise that SST Planners can offer.
For more information about the services that laboratory planners at SST can provide please call either of the following principals:
Chris Cowansage, RA, LEED AP at 703-875-8787 ext# 14 or Cory English, RA at 703-875-8787 ext# 15.
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