Ayni N. Strang
AJB Lab Planning LLC, Principal
Understanding the physical plant and its relationship to the needs of an evolving laboratory is the first step in creating a cutting-edge research environment with plenty of growth potential. My partnering with our client's management team and scientific staff gives us the right information to share with our design team partners in the life science sphere; the architects, engineers and construction craftspeople. Working with engineering plans (e.g., HVAC, MEP, data, and security), lab equipment designs, and project costs gives our clients the right information to make informed decisions.
Most importantly, I consider the anxiety scientists may have in getting their needs met. On behalf of our clients, I work with the design team on space planning needs for the build-out of laboratory, server room, and office space with the landlord and construction company. I negotiate and manage vendor relationships with laboratory specialty subcontractors, security, audio-visual, IT, and data infrastructure vendors.