The demand for lab space and science workplaces is skyrocketing, fueling one of today’s hottest real estate markets. In the race to design and build next-generation laboratory buildings quickly, efficiently, and sustainably, Gensler partnered with Buro Happold and KPFF Consulting Engineers to develop a concept for the next evolution of science buildings from the perspectives of resilience, performance, and tenant experience. The result is NEXT: a generation of lab buildings that prioritizes flexibility, well-being, and climate readiness.

In this webinar, hear from Gensler’s Global Sciences Leader Chad Yoshinobu and the team who created NEXT, a building and platform for tenants and developers to reimagine what a science building can be. Panelists include Design Director Lucianna Scordo, Project Architect and Designer Nathan Butt, Project Architect Erik Barth, Buro Happold Partner John Swift, and KPFF Consulting Engineers Principal Jacob McCann.

Watch the webinar and download Gensler’s Design Forecast 2022 to discover more trends and strategies for transforming lab buildings and science workplaces for a more agile, resilient, and equitable future.

Chad Yoshinobu
Chad is a global leader of Gensler’s Sciences practice and one of a handful of design directors responsible for setting the standard of design excellence across the firm’s global organization. Chad believes that design should be purposeful, compelling, and should tell an extraordinary story about the client, their goals, and their beliefs. Originally from Honolulu, Chad has been practicing in the Pacific Northwest for more than 25 years, where he co-founded Gensler’s Seattle office. Contact him at