Budget, Scope, Project management and Laboratory Design
Our design process starts with evaluating the Program of Requirements (or Basis of Design). This document sets the path through the woods. This path can, and will, often change, and to a degree, we encourage this. Through continual evaluation, we are assured that a static design is not the focus. A series of User Group meetings during design further defines the needs and wants.
In our user group meetings, we ask for the “golden wish list” as a means of understanding what an ideal design would provide. Once the ideal is established, we can offer intelligent suggestions on how to maximize the critical needs and wants within the budget available.
We believe that open communication is the key to keeping the needs of the lab as well as the project scope within sight. Sometimes we have to say unpopular or difficult things to achieve this, but we encourage all project partners to do so. When the issues and problems are on the table, collectively we can work to resolve them.