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2019 S-Lab Awards - Short List

The S-Lab Awards for Excellence in Laboratory Design, Management and Operation were initiated in 2012 and have been held every year since. Below is the short list for 2018-19. Winners will be announced at the joint S-Lab/UKSPA Conference taking place at the University of Birmingham 2-3 April 2019.  

Details of all entries can be found in our draft Awards' brochure, which is available for download from our Dropbox folder here.

Chemistry and Physical Science Buildings 

Australia’s Federal Police Forensic Data Centre Supports Collaboration and Intelligence Sharing

IMEC Fab3: Developing Next Generation Nanoelectronics; Beautiful on the Outside, Extraordinary on the Inside

Tsinghua University’s Ocean Center: Interdisciplinary Exchange in a Vertical Campus

The University of Liverpool’s Materials Innovation Factory: Flexible Space for Collaboration

UMass Amherst’s Physical Sciences Building: Combines Modern and Recreated 19th Century Labs

The University of Oxford’s Beecroft Building Deepens Physics Research on Historic Site

Greer Environmental Sciences Center at Virginia Wesleyan University Embodies Sustainability

Engineering and Related Buildings

MSU Denver’s Aerospace Engineering Science Building Builds Industry, Community Partnerships

RWTH Aachen’s NGP² Building is Developing New Processes and Products for a ‘Green’ Bio-Economy

University of Cambridge’s Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Department: Combining Science with Humanity

Austin’s Engineering Education and Research Center: Collaboration, Creativity and Big Thinking

The University of Waterloo, Canada: Educating Innovative Engineers of the Future

The Engineering & Science Building: Propelling Vanderbilt University’s Growth in Applied Research and Entrepreneurial Partnership

Health and Life Science Buildings

Birmingham City University Uses Specialist and Multi-Purpose Spaces to Maximise Collaboration and Space Utilisation

Coventry University’s Alison Gingell Building: Learning Through Exploration and Simulation

Collaborative Research and Shared Space and Services in Amsterdam’s O|2 Building

The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab: World’s First Translational Research-Focused Hospital

The SUNY at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Health Campus as a Downtown Hub

University of Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building: Immersive, Skill-Based Learning

Maersk Tower: Extension of the Panum Complex at the University of Copenhagen

Multi-Disciplinary Science Teaching and Research Buildings

James Cook University Creates a ‘Home of Science’ in Tropical Australia by Consolidating STEM

Loughborough University’s STEMLab Trains Scientists and Engineers in Tomorrow’s Disciplines

Northeastern’s Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex Links Boston Neighbourhoods

ISTeC Encourages Multi-Disciplinary and Student/Research Collaboration at Nottingham Trent

Tufts University’s SEC Links New and Renovated Space Unifying a Campus Science Precinct

University of Ottawa’s STEM Complex Supports Entrepreneurship and a Maker Culture

Refurbished Buildings and Spaces 

Nebraska’s Bellevue University Creates a Student-Centred Lab Experience For Local and Remote Learners

Designing for Adaptability Pays Off in Cardiff University’s Conversion of Write-Up Space to Dementia Labs

HSL Turns a 15-storey Central London Office Tower Into One of the World’s Largest Pathology Laboratories

Former Office Space is now Imperial College’s Molecular Sciences Research Hub

Laboratory Improvement 

Clustermarket: An Online Sharing Platform Giving Science Pioneers Access to Equipment and Services

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Sustainable Labs Initiative Saves Cash and Carbon

One Prototype: A ‘Kit of Parts’ Approach to Providing Cost-Effective BioContainment for Low-Resource Countries

University of Illinois Improves the Energy Efficiency and Resilience of Sample Storage

A Unique Course Highlights Lab Sustainability Issues to Postgrads at the University of Strathclyde


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