Book title: Laboratory Design Guide
By: Brian Griffin
Publisher: Architectural Press
Edition: 2004 (Third)
This is a very readable textbook, on a subject which rarely receives the attention in technical literature which it deserves. Modern laboratories cannot be designed successfully by non-specialist architectural/engineering teams. Even those with experience require guidelines as well as reference to facilities which have proved their worth through successful operation.
The guide is particularly rich in demonstrative examples not only of completed projects involving the Author and other architects, but also of some under construction or at the design stage. The 43 case studies represent a good spread of laboratory design principles and practices. This section, and the associated collection of schematics, details and photographs forms perhaps the most informative part of the book, with equal relevance to general architectural practice and the specialist.