Labs & Research Facilities Summit 2021

Hyatt Regency Dallas, Dallas, TX
December 5, 2021 - December 7, 2021

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Labs and research facilities have some of the most stringent building product requirements due to the nature of their business. From national labs, to pharma and biotech R&D facilities to hospital labs and university research& engineering facilities, all have the common goal of building and maintaining the highest of quality facilities.

The Labs & Research Facilities Summit brings together the heads of capital planning and facilities from the largest labs and R&D facilities in the US. It is an invitation-only conference providing a relaxed and intimate platform for knowledge exchange, collaborating on best practices and exploring the most innovative solutions for your facilities.

Labs & Research Facilities Summit has transformed the executive conference experience. Unlike other industry events, this conference is smaller in nature and allows you the real opportunity to build solid relationships and partnerships. The all-inclusive summit provides an intimate setting and creates a highly effective channel for true collaboration.

Collaborate with your peers. Make information actionable.

Current as of November 18, 2021




Tour – UT Dallas

*Masks are required.

The tour will proceed through the LEED Gold® Bioengineering and Sciences Building and the Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory (NSERL). Both facilities are physically connected to allow sharing of core facilities. The highly flexible research and teaching laboratories bring together interdisciplinary groups of scientists and engineers from multiple fields, including biology, chemistry, physics, neuroscience, and bioengineering.


Welcome Cocktail Reception


Opening Keynote

Facing Critical Periods with Creativity and Innovation


Dora Kay, Principal, Senior Living Studio, Moseley Architects

Dave Kistel, Vice President of Facilities, Lee Health

Thomas Morrison, Vice President for Capital Planning & Facilities, Indiana University


Anna Anderson, National Strategic Manager-Healthcare, Forbo Flooring Systems


Dinner Reception


Itinerary Pick-Up & Breakfast


Talent Management & Development

Terri Mestas, Senior Director, Capital Projects, Modernization, Planning, Design & Construction, Caltech


One-on-One Meetings & Refreshments


Cost Effective Ways of Designing Safer Spaces

Paul Baker, Director, Key Accounts| Healthcare, R-Zero


One-on-One Meetings



Sponsored by OmegaFlex


The Divergent Lab

Marilee Lloyd, AIA, Associate, Laboratory Planner, HED


One-on-One Meetings & Refreshments

Sponsored by Enchanted Rock


Do Not Disturb: Planned Phased Renovations of a Live Lab

Uriel Sanchez, Executive Director of Engineering, BioBridge Global


Post- Pandemic Research Lab Design & Construction Challenges

Dan Okoli, Vice President for Capital Planning & Campus Operations, Northern Arizona University

Steve Vedral, Associate Vice President of Facility Services, Northern Arizona University


One-on-One Meetings & Happy Hour


Dinner Reception




How Laboratory Design Trends in a Post COVID era Impact Laboratory Work Surface Choice

Dawn Jacobs, National Sales Manager, Laboratory, Fundermax


One-on-One Meetings & Refreshments


Experiences and Lessons Learned with Delivery Methods –  Design Build & Construction Management at Risk

Ryan Paulk, Research Institute Project Manager, Houston Methodist


Working Luncheon & Roundtables

Design Renovation Focused on User Experience

Novel Ways to Create Highly Reconfigurable Lab Space


Close of Program

Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75207, USA


If a guest does not check-in on the reserved check-in date (and has not notified the hotel of any changes), the room will be subject to release. If the room is released, deposits will not be returned and guest credit card will be charged for the entire stay.

The Labs & Research Facilities Summit is an invitation-only meeting for the directors of research, facilities and design from the largest labs and research facilities in the nation. Registrations are complimentary for qualified participants and include 2 nights of accommodations, meals, networking functions and participation in the full conference program. Solution providers are able to attend through sponsorship with a limit of two companies per category.

We welcome lab administrators and solution providers to be involved. To learn more about participating, please contact
  • Adaptability for Ever-Changing Research Needs
  • Design Innovation
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Security & Biometrics
  • Design Flow
  • Temperature Control Rooms
  • Vibration Control
  • Reducing Energy Costs
  • Renovations & Modernizations
  • Shared Spaces
  • Material Transparency
  • Facility Accessibility
  • End-User Needs & Expectations
  • …And much more to be announced!

Attendees have requested to meet with companies in the following categories:

  • Acoustical
  • Air Flow Controls
  • Animal Housing-Vivaria
  • Aquatic Housing Systems
  • Architectural Design
  • Asset Management
  • Biocontainment Facilities
  • Building Commissioning
  • Building Controls
  • Building Controls-Systems
  • Building Systems
  • Casework
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cleanrooms
  • Construction Management
  • Cost Estimating
  • Design Build
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy Management
  • Environmental
  • Ergonomics
  • Facilities Management
  • Fume Hoods
  • Furniture And Fixtures
  • HVAC
  • Interior Design
  • Interior Finishes
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Landscape-Landscape Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing
  • Monitoring Systems
  • Nanotechnology Labs
  • Space-Asset Utilization
  • Structural Engineering
  • Technologies And Systems
  • Ventilated Containment Systems
  • Ventilation Systems
  • Vivarium
  • Wind Engineer

    I really enjoyed the presentations as well as the info we received from the vendors. It’s always great to get around like-minded people and see if there are ways to maximize efficiency. Operations Project Manager | Design & Construction Assistant Project Manager,

    Houston Methodist Research Institute

    This was a very informative and educational event. Great networking opportunity. Director of Research Facilities,

    Texas Tech University

    So far the best of these types of events I’ve attended. Great, relevant speakers. Perfect size event. Executive Director, Facilities, Design & Construction,

    City of Hope