Science Planner

Flad Architects Flad Architects Employer:
Boston, MA, USLocation:
Wed, May 29 '24Posted on:

Science Planner


Job ID: 2024-1898
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Lab Planner


Flad Architects is a knowledge-based national design firm comprised of innovative, skilled, and energetic team members who enable our clients to fulfill their missions to change people’s lives. If you enjoy solving complex challenges in a client-focused and collaborative environment that celebrates each person’s ideas, experience, and creativity, this opportunity to join our growing Boston office may be right for you. Flad is distinguished by our specialized expertise and award-winning design of science, healthcare, academic, and workplace environments.

How will your days be spent

  • Responsible for planning, programming, and the development of all types of laboratories.
  • Participate and/or conduct client and user group meetings for needs assessment and implement laboratory planning documentation. Prepare functional and space programs for lab facilities.
  • With a thorough understanding of the latest laboratory furniture systems, lab equipment and its impact on research areas, help clients/users determine appropriate equipment placement and selection.
  • Develop lab programming and planning documentation including lab functional models, staffing, departmental relationships, and detailed lab design for client meetings. Begin presenting ideas to clients, providing innovative, yet functional ideas and solutions.
  • Responsible for quality control review of individual and team members’ work. Assist in the initial coordination of team members and outside consultants.
  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams and deliver projects on schedule and within budget.
  • Understand the principles of sustainable design. Incorporate those principles in all planning and design decisions.

What you bring to this role


  • Minimum of seven years of recent science planning experience with a focus on master planning, programming, and developing large complex laboratory facilities required.
  • A broad base of experience with a focus in science and technology facilities for academic, bio-pharmaceutical, government, or process planning preferred.
  • Projects completed with multiple clients ideal.
  • Knowledge of codes, standards and guidelines as related to laboratories, individual municipalities, State, IBC, ADA, ANSI, NFPA, NSF, cGMP, and cGLP.


  • Revit proficiency required.
  • Previous experience with AutoCAD preferred.


  • Associate degree in architecture, engineering, planning or related field required; architectural degree preferred.
  • Professional registration preferred.
  • Sustainability accreditation preferred.

Flad offers a wide range of benefits including:

  • Hybrid work environment
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Generous paid time off and paid holidays
  • Financial health and wellness benefits - retirement savings plan; fiduciary advisor; identity theft plan; Section 125 flexible benefits, including mass transit and parking; income protection – life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability; Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Continuing education and career development – internal programs; funds set aside for external programs, licensure and sustainability support, annual professional registration and organization reimbursement

Flad Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Flad will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position, please contact Human Resources at 608-238-2661 or email us at [email protected].

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