Planning and designing of facilities for research and development, testing and healthcare
Science evolves rapidly, hence the landscape of laboratory design needs to cater to the needs of today, in anticipation of the newer researches to come in the future.
Our laboratory planning team consists of scientists, 3rd party laboratory testing commissioners (Singapore Ministry of Health approved Certifier – registered under the umbrella of our parent company Basler & Hofmann), GMP advisors as well as architects and designers. This unique team formation differentiates us in truly understanding the varied layers of challenges faced by laboratory users, operators, maintenance crew and management team.
The breadth of our understanding and the resources we possess allows us to improve and redefine laboratory facilities both locally and regionally.
As thought leaders, regular speakers at industry conferences and as certifiers, we are at the forefront of laboratory design while ensuring the highest standard of regulatory compliant within each of the facilities we are entrusted with. The following are some (not limited to) of the facilities we are involved with to date.
Type of laboratory
- Biological laboratory (BSL-2/3)
- Animal facility (SPF, ABSL-2/3)
- GMP facility
- Clean room
- Special activity laboratory (e.g. imaging, TEM, NMR)
- Stem cells laboratory
- Guidance on the laboratory design requirements and standards, legal requirements
- Advise on facility planning, budgetary estimations and project strategy
- Analysis of researchers’ requirements and translation to an efficient, safe and functional laboratory layout
- Laboratory Architectural and M&E design compliance
- Sustainable laboratory design
- Feasibility study of laboratory construction, outfitting and retrofitting
- Advisory on the laboratory construction methods and selection of materials
- Laboratory project management
- Value Management & Engineering
- Third party testing and commissioning agent
National Public Health Laboratory, Singapore
CleanTech Park: CleanTech One Building, Singapore
We are a unique multi-disciplinary international team that includes architects, interior designers, scientists as well as administrators. We pride in our diverse culture, individual uniqueness, knowledge and passion that adds richness and success to the overall project.
We have partnered Basler & Hofmann on projects since our inception in 2004, and in October 2015, merged with Basler & Hofmann (Singapore) Lifesciences to become a subsidiary company of Basler & Hofmann Switzerland. Within our merged entity are also Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) approved certifiers registered under the umbrella of our parent company.
Arch’lab Pte. Ltd. (established as Arch’lab Architects in 2004) is a Singapore based architecture, interior design and planning company with a focus on research laboratories, healthcare facilities and other healing environments. Reflecting on our modest beginning to the present, we pride ourselves on our continued humility, dedication to delivery and quality of work among many others, which have shaped us into who we are today, as testified by the number of repeat clients to date.
Our approach is collaborative. We lead by design and in our implementation process. We share with our clients our knowledge of architecture, interiors, sciences, healthcare while taking into consideration their mission/vision to create a holistic integration – that is the result of us working together. We believe in creating architecture and places that are functionally sound and experientially inspiring to the human spirit.
We believe in building trust and a long-lasting relationship with each of our business partners. The nature of our practice has also led us to believe that the slightest impact of care and detail at a certain moment in time, could make the greatest difference in the overall results to come.
As architects and designers with a niche in this area of specialization, our solutions and approaches are informed by our combined knowledge and experiences in urban design, architecture, interiors, and materiality et al. Together with the nuances of the specific building types, we strive to create architecture and places that are functionally sound and experientially inspiring.
In the areas of laboratory and healthcare facilities, we harness our specialist knowledge through over 20 years of project involvements from conceptualisation to post-occupancy evaluation. In many cases, we strategise with our client on implementation while the facility continues to be in full operation, with minimal downtime.