SST Planners

Strategic Science and Technology Planners

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Page/SST Planners provides consulting laboratory planning and design services as part of Page a 400-plus person multidisciplinary architecture and engineering firm with offices throughout the United States and abroad. Our laboratory planners program and design over a million gross square feet of high quality research space annually for the higher education, corporate and governmental sectors. A clear focus on client needs combined with a strong set of planning tools that include benchmarking and visualization capabilities contribute to the ongoing success of our laboratory planners and programmers. To learn more about our full range of consulting lab planning services, please visit Page for a wealth of details and photos of our many recent projects!

Laboratory planning consultants at Page/SST Planners provide services to architects, engineers, university, corporate and government clients for research and instructional labs and classrooms of all types, domestically and internationally. Please see our Clients page for a list of recent projects. Our laboratory consultants can provide a wide array of services as outlined on our Services page.


Flexible Instructional Laboratory
Southern Connecticut State University

Page/SST Planners can provide 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. Our practice 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.


Cell Sciences Institute at the University of Connecticut
Project was awarded Lab Renovation of the Year in 2011
Photo credit: Copyright by Anton Grassl/Esto

Page/SST Planners is the lab planner and programmer on numerous important new projects and over the years we have completed major buildings for the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Medical School of the University of Virginia, the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Johns Hopkins to list a few. Our Lab Planners are currently consulting on numerous projects: Please also see our Projects page for a sample of some important laboratory projects.

The following new projects represent a sampling of current government, university, and private sector work recently completed by our consulting lab planners:

Carnegie Institution of Washington at Johns Hopkins


The labs were designed to maximize view and natural light along with light colored wood casework with either black or white tops depending on investigator preference
Photo credit: Copyright by Alan Karchmer, Architectural Photographer

This research building was designed with the active participation of the principal investigators who would occupy the individual labs. While these labs were tailored to specific functional requirements that included durable casework and counter tops, as well as the locations of support rooms, desks and offices relative to the labs, the importance of aesthetic considerations such as natural light, finishes and colors also played an important role in the design of these beautiful yet highly functional spaces.

Virginia Tech Goodwin Hall -Signature Engineering Building


Engineering Instructional Lab for Student Teamwork and Hands-on Experimentation
Photo credit: Copyright by Chuck Choi, Architectural Photography

This research and instructional laboratory building at Virginia Tech was designed with several key objectives: keep fixed casework to a minimum around the perimeter of the lab with reconfigurable tables in the center. This highly flexible lab concept has easy access to overhead services which helps to enable interaction and teamwork.

Exploration Sciences Building


Multidisciplinary engineering building at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

We are proud to have been among the first 50 organizations to support the original Labs21 program. 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, we have LEED accredited staff and promote U.S. Green Building Council initiatives for labs. 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 Page/SST Planners can offer.


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Page/SST Planners, 1615 M Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
Contact: Chris Cowansage, Principal and Senior Lab Planner at 202-909-4942 or email him at:
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