Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA / Reich/McCarroll Laboratory
In a dramatic shift from a traditional fixed lab layout, a group from Harvard Medical School's Department of Genetics collaborated with ARC to develop a more flexible and open lab environment in order to adapt to current research needs. The renovation completely reorganized an existing wet lab space to accommodate a naturally-lit smaller wet lab area, as well as a central area featuring conferencing space, a library, coffee bar, seven shared computational offices and two private offices. Comfortable and moveable furniture further encourages interaction and flexibility —including a large, irregularly shaped table to accommodate either large meetings or smaller discussions. Likewise, the library creates an ideal space for both brainstorming and relaxing. Throughout, entire walls painted with IdeaPaint and expansive glass office walls have become substitutes for white-board surfaces.
Project photography by Warren Patterson