Team to present the Argonne National Laboratory project at the Lab Manager Digital Design Summit

Thursday, June 16, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm (EDT)
Webinar (Free; registration required)

2022 Lab Manager Digital Design Summit

Flad Principal, Paul Hansen will join Brandon Fortier (National Science and Technology Leader, IMEG) and Michael Finder (Owner's Representative, Argonne National Laboratory) to lead a session at the upcoming 2022 Lab Manager Design Digital Summit.

Paul, Brandon, and Michael will present a case study of Argonne National Laboratory's Materials Design Laboratory (MDL), which is a recipient of Lab Manager's Design Excellence Award – Honorable Mention in Safety. The MDL is a state-of-the-art collaborative research facility for energy and material scientists to investigate structures at the scale of a single electron and larger. Home to approximately 100 researchers, the facility supports scientific theory/simulation, in-situ material discovery, characterization, and application of new energy-related materials and processes that transform the nation's energy grid – all with a unique set of safety standards due to the sensitive nature of its research and the novel materials that are being investigated, including heavy elements.

We hope you can join us to learn more about the design process, tips, and best practices that the project team implemented to design this facility with a focus on safety, operations, and design excellence.

About 2022 Lab Manager Design Digital SummitAt the digital summit, Lab Manager will host design experts showcasing winners of the third annual Design Excellence Awards, as well as discussing today's lab needs, effective communication strategies between lab managers and design-build teams, challenges in lab design and renovation, and strategies to overcome the most pressing challenges.

Paul HansenPaul Hansen AIA, LEED AP PrincipalFlad Architects
Brandon FortierBrandon Fortier National Science and Technology LeaderIMEG
Michael FinderMichael Finder Owner's RepresentativeArgonne National Laboratory