University of Texas MD Anderson Zayed Center for Cancer Care

Life Sciences

Accelerating Time from Discovery to Solution

Biology-based sciences are ushering in discoveries that were unimaginable a decade ago. The facilities we design are flexible to accommodate inevitable technological, process and workflow changes. We design spaces to promote knowledge transfer essential to scientific advancement. These facilities, in turn, are used to attract and retain top-tier talent. Ultimately, our goal is to help accelerate the time from discovery to preventative, curative and transformational solutions that improve lives.

Unmatched Guidance from Lab Design Experts

We design academic, bioengineering, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and other corporate facilities that reflect a deep understanding of the full spectrum of research requirements. Whether it is a renovation, addition or new building, we bring some of the most knowledgeable lab planners and designers in the world to every endeavor. Some have spent significant time working in laboratories as trained scientists. Others have spent their entire careers planning labs and considering how changes in research should change the lab environment. We use this diverse, well-rounded expertise to design award-winning buildings that support better science and better outcomes.

Consolidating Life Science Lab and Office Functions

When Bristol Myers Squibb sold its Hopewell, New Jersey site and sought to consolidate research efforts on its 280-acre Lawrenceville, New Jersey site, they selected HDR to design an addition to the campus. Modules M&N are research and development facilities designed to support the co-location of a number of research groups, which at the time were undetermined. To address this challenge, we used an inventive approach that provided flexible options for the building, lab design and office space. 

We Celebrate These Numbers
Lab of the Year Award Recognitions
SF Research Space Designed
No. 1
Laboratories (BD+C Magazine Giants 400)