- Associate in Applied Science, Mechanical Drafting & Design Engineering Technology, Wayne Community College (1994)
Architect and Lab Planner Chris Bartlett focuses on research and biomedical laboratories. With more than 25 years experience on all phases of the design and construction of lab projects, Chris has worked in pharmaceutical, higher education, agricultural technology, industrial, warehousing and manufacturing facilities. Chris is excited to play a role in the discovery of new technologies and cures that occur in the facilities he designs. Chris enjoys working with the scientists during the programming phase best. Fluent in 'Scientist Speak', Chris feels as if he becomes part of their team during this early stage of the process.
Like a scientist, Chris seeks opportunities to share his knowledge. He presented “Top 10 Lab Design Pitfalls to Avoid” at the 2017 Laboratory Design Conference. He authored an internal lab training manual as a reference with in depth details of lab design, modular labs, flexibility within labs, and understanding various types of lab equipment. Putting his tech skills in AutoCAD, Revit, and several programming languages to use; Chris also developed an internal database that easily updates lab equipment into Revit models with one click.
"The basic nature of science includes measuring and adapting to change. I design labs to allow this, as the science of the future will be drastically different than the science of today."