Design Overview

We design, document, and deliver first-class laboratory facilities, to enable our clients to enhance the standard of their scientific work and the teaching of sciences.

Our portfolio includes many of New Zealand's foremost laboratories and research facilities, as well as facilities in Australia and Antarctica. We continually benchmark our projects against New Zealand and international best practice, and have won national and international awards in the process.

In practice, we distil complex technical issues into practical answers – so you can make informed decisions, and act with confidence. The end result is a scientific facility tailored to your specific needs that enhances your capability, productivity, and competitive advantage.

We provide briefing, master planning, design, documentation and project management services for all types of scientific facilities including commercial, research, diagnostic, analytical and teaching facilities.

Project Expertise

Our experience in the design and delivery of laboratory projects is wide and diverse, including:

  • Physical and applied sciences

  • Chemistry and related sciences

  • Environmental sciences

  • Analytical testing facilities

  • Process and production facilities

  • Clean rooms

  • Physical containment laboratories

  • Tertiary education facilities

  • Hospital and health facilities

  • Support facilities, including dangerous goods stores, and temperature controlled storage

  • And everything else in between

Working from first principals, we apply our combined knowledge and experience to ensure the successful completion of all science and laboratory based projects. You can have complete confidence in getting the best advice and expertise.

See our Portfolio for more detailed information and specific examples.

New Buildings

Critical to the success of any project is ensuring that the building as a whole is designed to accommodate and integrate all necessary functions. We provide a coordinated architectural approach, giving you a completed building that is cohesive and efficient.

Refurbishment of Existing Buildings

Depending on the details of each project, refurbishment can be a cost effective way to provide new scientific facilities. Creating a new life for an existing building to make it fit-for-purpose and functional long into the future.


Being specialists in scientific and laboratory facilities, we regularly provide our services within the context of a much larger project. As a result we have well-proven skill sets and protocols that allow us to work effectively in collaboration with a wider design and consultant team.