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De La Salle High School S.T.R.E.A.M. Building, Concord, California

Architect:  Ratcliff

"Learning is mostly about creating a context for motivation."

Bill Gates

Why We Do What We Do:

We love science. At HERA, we enhance scientific discovery and client productivity though the creation of optimal laboratory environments. That’s our mi​ssion.

As architects who are also science planners, we have a deep understanding of trends, issues and best practices that shape laboratory environments. We bring that knowledge and commitment to every project we touch.

What does that mean for you? Together, we will innovate and explore ideas to ensure all your project needs are met.

With five primary markets – academic, clinical, forensic, government and R&D – our combined experience from hundreds of projects totals over 19 million square feet in laboratory space alone. Our depth of experience allows us to examine new ideas in laboratory planning and design, while evaluating them against our previous experience for best practices.

Founded in 1996, HERA is a Woman-Owned Business (WBE) and Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) with offices in St. Louis, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Washington DC., Boise, Idaho, and Carlsbad, California.  The combined experience of HERA and Design for Science exceeds 27 million square feet of laboratory building design.