Research & Development

Thinking About Converting Office to Labs? Start Here…

At first glance, converting existing offices to labs, whether just a floor, a wing, or an entire building, may make a great deal of sense:  The facility may already be …

Hixson Welcomes Mike Tragseiler

Hixson is pleased to announce that we welcomed Mike Tragseiler to our firm this month as a Director of Client Development.  In this role, Mike is responsible for engaging, acquiring, …

Rethinking the Industrial Workplace

The demand for workers has been huge in recent years and does not show signs of stopping anytime soon.  An article from commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield suggests …

Four Things You Need to Know About Lab Design Material Selection

Six months after you’ve moved into your sparkling, brand new R&D space is too soon to discover your counters, flooring or cabinets are already becoming spotted with stains from chemicals. …

Hixson Speaks at 2019 Lab Design Conference

Earlier this month, Hixson architects Bryon Sutherly and Paul Thamann spoke on “Maximizing Lab Effectiveness with Purpose-Built Lab Design” at the 2019 Lab Design Conference. The theme for the conference …

Three Keys to a Successful Vertical Lab Start-Up

Congratulations! You, your design team, and contractor have just celebrated the completion of a project at your R&D lab and today is the landmark day when your employees will begin …

Hixson Attends I²SL

Today Hixson wraps up three days in Raleigh, NC, at the Annual I²SL Conference. According to show organizers, the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories, I²SL is “the leading international conference …

Four Key Takeaways from the 2018 Lab Design Conference

In the latest edition of Hixson’s R&D Perspectives newsletter, Brian MacKenzie and Roselia Harris share the top four takeaways from the 2018 Lab Design Conference.  Number one on the list:  …

Design Lab 2018

Design LAB (Learn And Build) is a program of project-based education presented by the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati (AFC).  The program partners volunteer design professionals with students in classrooms from …

Hixson Designs CT/CH Suite for Medpace

Hixson recently created a suite of Constant Temperature/Constant Humidity (CT/CH) rooms designed to allow Cincinnati-based Medpace to bring critical product testing to its Cincinnati location. Cincinnati-based Medpace delivers Phase I-IV …