Labs & Research Facilities Summit 2022

Sheraton Grand Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
October 23, 2022 - October 25, 2022

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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.

The Summit Experience

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New for 2022! Exclusive Tour at Caltech!

Current as of October 18, 2022


Registration Opens


Tour – Caltech


Welcome Cocktail Reception


Opening Session

Joe Way, PhD, CTS, Director, Learning Environments, Information Technology
Services, University of Southern California


Dinner Reception


Itinerary Pick-Up & Breakfast


Leadership Strategies & Staff Efficiency


One-on-One Meetings & Refreshments


Trending Issues in Lab Facility Design

Leslie Gartner, FAIA, RIBA, RAIC, Senior Vice President, Science + Technology Design, WSP


One-on-One Meetings




Strategy Planning for Staff & Resources Throughout the Design & Construction Process

Christine O’Connell, Director of Operations, Moffit Cancer Center


Wet Laboratory Design and Programming Trends for the “Whole Student”

Leandra Davis, Senior Director of Planning | Design | Construction, University of Pennsylvania


One-on-One Meetings & Refreshments


Doing More with Less – Finding Efficiencies and Better Processes to Accomplish Tasks

Daniel T. Okoli, - Chief Operating Officer, Planning & Development, University of California, Merced


Panel: Design Intent & Planning for Growth through the Lens of Lessons Learned

Pilar Illueca, Executive Director of Design & Construction, University of Miami

Ed McArthur, Vice President Facilities Planning & Capital Project Management, Columbia University

Tobi Anne Walsh, Assistant Vice President, Capital Strategy & Planning, George Mason University


Tom Ertler, Chief Creative Officer, Miller Zell


One-on-One Meetings & Happy Hour






Designing Healthy Environments for Life Sciences

Marilee Lloyd, Associate, Lab Planner, HED


One-on-One Meetings & Refreshments


Design Standardization – A Valuable Tool for Owners and End Users

Holly Jordan, FCSI, CCS, SCIP, LEED AP BD+C Associate Principal, North American Director of Specifications, Perkins&Will


Roundtables & Working Lunch

Phasing and Planning Insights for Modernizing Classrooms

Downtown Partnerships: Connecting City and School for Mutual Benefits

Methods of Getting Dollars out of Donors

Sustainability & Eco-friendly Spaces

How Planning & Design is Used as a Recruitment Tool


Close of Program

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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