Laboratory Planner

Job Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include programming and planning of multi-functional laboratory facilities.

  • Meet with user groups to determine technical requirements of proposed laboratory spaces.
  • Prepare written program documents as required for sign-off by user groups and owners.
  • Develop alternative design proposals based on user requirements.
  • Responsible for coordinating project team members or key areas of project development as assigned to design and document best-of-class laboratory facilities.
  • Conduct and document required code research for laboratory portions of projects in coordination with Technical Architecture Discipline Leader.
  • In conjunction with Project Architect, interface as required with other disciplines or outside consultants.
  • Attend project meetings as necessary.
  • Document interpretation and submittal reviews during bidding and construction administration as directed by and in conjunction with Project Architect.
  • Work with other staff across HED’s national offices to help coordinate efforts towards advancing the world of laboratory facilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Architecture Discipline Leader.
Job Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture or related field; licensed or license track candidates preferred.
  • LEED Green Associate or LEED Accredited Professional preferred.
  • Minimum ten years' experience in similar role.
  • Familiarity with laboratory equipment and utility requirements.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills.
  • Possess the ability to facilitate small group meetings with lab users.
  • Proficiency in MS Office software and Autodesk Revit. Knowledge of other 2D and 3D software a plus.
  • Candidate should be detail-oriented, self-motivated, enthusiastic and flexible.
  • Ability to work well with others under deadline situations.
  • Active participation in professional organizations a plus.
Other Job Information (if applicable):
  • Capable of traveling to and from project sites for attending client, project and construction meetings. 
  • Ability to access existing and new project sites for observation, investigation and evaluation purposes.
  • Ability to use equipment for communication and documentation purposes.
  • Visual acuity to perform responsibilities.

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