Research & Development

Are Core and Shell Spaces Appropriate for Your Lab?

The developer core and shell model has historically worked very well for office buildings: A developer builds a building, and the tenant comes in and completes the interior to meet …

Three Potential Game Changers From the 2022 I2SL Conference

Recently, Hixson Mechanical Engineer Victor Rolfsen, E.I., attended the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) annual conference. The 2022 event featured sustainability-focused presentations, as well as eco-friendly technologies demonstrated on …

How to Successfully Adapt Offices into Lab Spaces

One of the biggest trends in lab design today is adaptive reuse, a process of converting existing facilities to uses other than their original design. In particular, we are hearing …

Discover Five Current Trends in Lab Design

Are you wondering what’s happening in the world of lab design? Based on Hixson’s own experiential data, and through attendance at recent conferences such as the Lab Design Conference and …

Making Your Lab “Sticky:” Four Ways to Retain Highly Valuable Workers

In today’s environment, finding and retaining valuable laboratory team members can be a challenge. In addition to having the right culture and policies, the facility itself is a critical component …

How to Successfully Adapt Existing Offices into Laboratory Spaces: Now on Archive!

Did you happen to view Hixson’s latest webinar: “How to Successfully Adapt Existing Offices into Laboratory Spaces?” We hope so!  We’ve gotten great feedback from our attendees on this adaptive …

Airing Out the Lab: Mitigating Disease Transmission with HVAC Solutions

It is scientifically accepted that the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 spreads through the air, putting an emphasis on proper air circulation and filtration in the past year. The September …

Thinking About Changes to Your Lab? Start Here…

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many industries had to quickly adapt to new safety protocols. Well-designed labs, however, were likely already well-situated, with most having a basic safety-focused …

Seven Ways to Innovate: Designing the R&D Center of Tomorrow

Earlier this year, Hixson presented “Optimizing Your Lab Facility: Removing Roadblocks to Success,” a webinar in which we explored how R&D facilities can deliver more value to the corporation by eliminating …

Do You Know the First Step Towards a Better Lab/R&D Space?

When considering an upgrade to a laboratory facility, whether it is a master plan for the future, a facility renovation or even just an equipment upgrade, it can be helpful …