Breck Washam

Breck Washam
Vice President
Email Breck
P: 314-682-1500
F: 314-682-1600

Flexible Laboratories & Clean Rooms

Flexible Laboratories & Clean Rooms

Each laboratory and clean room has unique design requirements, but every functional lab combines fixtures, utilities, security systems and mechanical systems in an efficient, flexible and pleasant working environment. Burns & McDonnell's in-house professionals have designed more than 200 successful new and renovated medical, pharmaceutical, chemical and industrial labs. We offer you the technical expertise and experience required to create the facility you need.

Keys to Our Laboratory & Clean Room Design

Flexibility: Long before design begins, our architects, engineers, planners and environmental specialists help you establish your requirements. By interviewing your lab stakeholders — from director to technicians — our designers will help you shape your facility's physical and aesthetic goals and objectives. We carefully analyze your traffic flow, space needs, type and number of analyses, standard testing methods, lab safety, and equipment and regulatory requirements, a crucial first step in turning the vision of your lab into steel, concrete and glass, utilities, and systems.

Quality: Our clients receive thorough and accurate space planning coordinated with all the complex electrical, mechanical and structural engineering systems needed. Our comprehensive in-house consulting services ensure that responsibility for your project lies with Burns & McDonnell as your single source. We provide a design team that responds rapidly to changes, communicates easily and shares accountability. We deliver a final design that benefits from having all disciplines coordinated under one roof. Our designs have been recognized by the IESNA, DBIA, ACEC and ASHRAE.

Experience: Our client list covers a range of industries and includes such entities as Abbott; Baxter; Brooks Air Force Base; DuPont/PTI; Shell Oil; Monsanto; Pfizer; Pharmacia; GD Searle; GlaxoSmithKline; King Pharmaceutical; Meridian Medical Technologies; MEMC Electronic Materials; St. Louis University; Tyco Healthcare/Mallinckrodt; University of Missouri; and the Veterans Administration Hospital.

Breadth: Laboratory planning and clean room design are just two of the many specialties for which we are known. Our services are available from offices nationwide.

Facility Experience

  • Research facilities
  • Testing facilities
  • Forensic laboratories
  • BSL-3 and BSL-4 laboratories
  • Manufacturing suites