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Choosing the Right Architect

About This Webinar

Choosing the right architect is a pivotal decision that can significantly impact the success of lab builds or renovations. This presentation serves as a comprehensive guide for lab managers and project stakeholders in navigating this critical choice. The session underscores the essential criteria for evaluating architectural bids, covering aspects such as communication, qualifications, budget considerations and deliverables.

Delving into team composition, learning about project objectives, and conducting thorough reference checks, participants will gain valuable insights into ensuring a harmonious and effective partnership. The speakers further explore the intricacies of the QA process, collaboration methods, and the crucial task of visualizing designs within budget constraints. By addressing misconceptions around cost and emphasizing the importance of expertise and understanding end users’ functional needs, the webinar illuminates the intricate facets that make selecting the right architect imperative for successful lab projects.

  • Participants will learn to identify and understand the essential criteria for evaluating architectural bids in the context of lab builds or renovations, including such factors as communication, qualifications, budget considerations, and deliverables
  • Attendees will gain insights into the importance of team composition in architectural projects and the significance of understanding project objectives. This includes learning about the roles of different team members and how they contribute to project success
  • The presentation will provide a comprehensive understanding of the Quality Assurance (QA) process in lab projects and explore effective collaboration methods
  • Attendees will gain insight into the challenges and strategies involved in visualizing architectural designs while adhering to budget constraints, highlighting the importance of balancing design creativity with financial considerations for successful lab projects
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Director and Senior Associate, MBH Architects
Eddie Hall, AIA, is a senior project architect and senior associate at MBH Architects, a multidisciplinary firm headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. He joined the firm in 2010, bringing a history of hands-on experience paired with enthusiasm for design and craftsmanship, emerging material technologies, and digital design practices. As Director of MBH’s Lab Design Team, Eddie leads some of the firm’s most complex and challenging projects, working to deliver world-class laboratory projects.
Webinar hosting presenter
Project Manager and Senior Associate , MBH Architects
Tammy Ng, LEED AP, BD+C, has been an integral part of the firm since she began with MBH Architects in 2011, collaborating on conceptual design and tenant improvements for MBH’s long-standing healthcare and non-profit clients. She has worked extensively with On Lok Lifeways’ senior health facilities, implementing design concepts as well as overseeing renovations throughout the Bay Area. In addition to being a strong technical lead on projects, Tammy is one of the firm’s top interior designers. Tammy’s extensive design experience also benefits art studios designed in collaboration with the Good Tidings Foundation, having created conceptual design sketches for locations nationwide.

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