Lab of the Year Projects 1967-2019

The History of the Laboratory of the Year Competition and Winners; An Anthology of modern lab design! written by Victor J Cardona



Sarafan ChEM-H and Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute - Stanford University - Stanford, CA

  Ennead Architects, LLP

Weill Neurosciences Building - University of California  -    San Francisco

  SmithGroup with Mark Cavagnero Associates 
2021   Harvard University Science and Engineering Complex,            Allston, MA  

Behnisch Architekten

Jacobs Lab Planning

2020   Stavros Niarchos Foundation - David Rockefeller River Campus, New York City, NY   Rafael Viñoly Architects
2019   MIT.nano, Cambridge, MA   Wilson HGA
2018   CJ Blossom Park, Suwon, South Korea   CannonDesign
2017   The Francis Crick Institute, London, U.K.   HOK

Univ of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Electrical & Computer Eng. Bldg, Urbana, IL

2015   South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, Adelaide, Australia   Woods Bagot - RFD
2014   Nat'l Renewable Energy Lab, Ener Sys Integration Facility (ESIF), Golden, CO   SmithGroupJJR
2013   Campus for Research Excellence and Tech Enterprise (CREATE), Singapore   Perkins+Will
2012   Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Madison, WI   Ballinger
2011   The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology,  Thuwal, Saudi Arabia   HOK 
2010   Plant Conservation Science Center at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL   Booth Hansen
2009   Gary C. Comer Geochem Bldg Columbia Univ Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY    Payette Associates
2007   Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Inst., Ashburn, VA   Rafael Viñoly with RFD
2006   Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ   Lord, Aeck & Sargent
2005   Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Novartis, Cambridge, MA   The Stubbins Associates
2004   James H. Clark Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA   MBT Architecture SF
2003   Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., University Park at MIT, Cambridge, MA   Elkus / Manfredi Architects
2002   Bayer High Technology Center, Bldg 36, West Haven, CT  (Renovated Lab of the Year)   Flad Architects
2001   AstraZeneca R&D Boston AstraZeneca, Waltham, MA   Wingardhs, Goteborg
2000   Bicentennial Hall Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT   Payette Associates
1999   Chiron Life Sciences Center Chiron Corp., Emeryville, CA   Flad & Associates
1998   Georgia Public Health Laboratory, Decatur, GA   Lord, Aeck & Sargent
1997   Genencor International Technology Center, Palo Alto, CA   MBT Architecture SF
1996   Duke University’s Leon Levine Science Research Center, Durham, NC   Payette Associates
1995   Ciba Pharmaceuticals Life Science Building, Summit, NJ   Mitchell/Giurgola Arch
1994   Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle,WA   Zimmer Gunsul Frasca 
1993   Hewlett-Packard Little Falls Site, Wilmington,DE   Ellerbee Becket
1992   George R. Brown Hall Biosciences/Bioengineering Lab - Rice University, Houston, TX   Cambridge Seven Associates
1991   Genetics & Plant Biology Building,  U Cal. Berkeley,                  Berkeley, CA   Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum
1990   Arnold O. & Mabel M. Beckman Institute for Adv Sci & Tech - Univ of Illinois, Urbana, IL   Smith, Hinchman & Grylis
1989   Northern Crop Science Laboratory USDA, Fargo,ND   Hammel Green & Abrahamson 
1988   Vollum Inst.for Advanced Biomedical Res. Oregon Health Science University, Portland, OR   Zimmer Gunsul Frasca 
1987   Ortho Research Center Chevron Chemical Co., Richmond,CA   Stone, Marraccini and Patterson
1986   Robert M. Schaeberle Tech Ctr Nabisco Brands, East Hanover, NJ   CUH2A
1985   Plastics Technology Center General Electric Co., Pittsfield, MA   Jung / Brannen Associates
1984   R & D Center Warner Lambert Consumer Products, Morris Plains, NJ   Ewing Cole Cherry Parsky
1982   R&D and Headquarters Building Sherex Chemical Co., Dublin, OH   Trott & Bean Associates
1981   Research Center Halliburton Services, Duncan, OK   Benham-Blair & Associates
1980   Alcan R & D Centre Alcan Aluminum Ltd., Kingston, Ontario, Canada   Smith, Mill & Ross
1978   Marjorie B. Kovlar Viral Oncology Labs - Univ of Chicago, Chicago, IL   Metz, Train, Olson & Youngren 
1977   Ivan A. Getting Laboratory Aerospace Corp., Los Angeles, CA   Albert C. Martin & Associates
1976   Hdqrtrs Bldg, Research & Admin Arapahoe Chemicals Inc., Boulder, CO   A.M. Kinney
1975   Laser Fusion Lab Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab, US DOE, Livermore, CA   Norman Engineering 
1974   Research Ctr Tower & Pavillion Phillip Morris Co., Richmond, VA   Ulrich Franzen & Associates
1973   Squibb Inst. for Med. Research E.R. Squibb & Sons, Inc., Princeton, NJ   Hellmuth, Obata, Kassabaum 
1972   Microelectronics Research & Mfg Lab NCR Co., Miamisburg, OH   Lorenz, Williams, Lively & Likens
1971   Graduate Eng. Research Facility - Univ of Cincinnati,    Cincinnati, OH   Baxter, Hodell, Donnelly & Preston
1970   Ctr for Technology Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp., Pleasanton, CA   John Carl Warnecke & Associates
1969   Richard King Mellon Hall of Science Duquesne University,  Pittsburgh, PA   Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
1968   Richland Research Center Battelle-Northwest Res Labs,  Richland, WA   Naramore, Bain, Brady & Johnson
1967   Bell Telephone Laboratories,  Holmdel, NJ   Eero Saarinen