Laboratory Planner

St. Louis, MO (open to remote for the right candidates)

Posted: 3/24/22
Deadline: 6/3/22

About This Organization

As an integrated design firm, we do a lot of things. But at our core, we help people continuously flourish.

We leverage the heart, passion and intelligence of our more than 1,000 creative thinkers to develop solutions for some of the greatest challenges facing our clients and society. Whether designing for equity in education, accessible healthcare, inclusive communities, new scientific discoveries or the “next big idea” in business, we partner with organizations to help them improve human life.

We do this through a design approach we created called Living-Centered Design. Our approach realizes that to create a world where people continuously flourish, we must address the complex interdependencies that exist between people, businesses, communities, society and the environment.

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Design, Architecture, Engineering, Healthcare Consulting, Education Consulting, Facility Optimization, Innovation Strategy, Interiors, Commissioning, Planning, Sustainability, Workplace Strategy, Branding, and Innovation

Job Duties

CannonDesign has an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory Planner within our Science & Technology Practice based in our St. Louis office. Take a look at the description below. If you think your skills and experience make you a good match for this position, we’d love to hear from you. We’re looking for creative, curious, empathetic people to join our Living-Centered Design movement.


CannonDesign is an integrated design solutions firm focused on helping people continuously flourish. Whether designing for innovations in health, new scientific discoveries, equity in education or the next big idea in business, we use our Living-Centered Design approach to help organizations realize widespread change. Our ability to design transformational places, plans and strategies is why Fast Company named us a World Changing Company and one of the most innovative design firms in the world.


The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and engaging with clients and teams in delivering services to creatively solve problems, bringing state of the art science & technology market intelligence to the client and project team.


* Actively seek to further the state of the art within our industry and develop innovative solutions and responses as the needs of our S&T clients evolve.
* Effectively collaborate with a project team to provide technical expertise in the programming and planning for S&T projects.
* Develop and share subject matter expertise, both internally and externally.
* Lead user group meetings to collect and refine program needs and assess space utilization.
* Communicate planning concepts to project teams and owners, verbally and through graphic and written reports and work effectively with architectural designers to optimize plans that further owners’ goals and objectives.
* Translate planning concepts into comprehensible terms for clients, designers and project team members.
* Assist in the development, modification and/or review of laboratory planning concepts and solutions.
* Assist in development of architectural drawings and specifications to translate planning concepts into * project documentation for construction.
* Assist in developing project scope, plan, and services during the contract process.
* Incorporate Integrated Sustainable Design solutions into projects.
* Develop and maintain excellent relationships with existing and potential clients.
* Provide guidance and advice to other designers and project leaders.
* May manage and direct planning and design staff.
* Participate in proposal response, pursuit presentation development, and client interviews.

Required Qualifications


* Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor in Architecture. Bachelor/Master of Architecture from an accredited program preferred.
* Architectural Registration and/or LEED accreditation preferred.
* Minimum of 7 years of Science and Technology design and planning experience required.
* Proficiency with Revit is required.
* Strong presentation, communication, organizational, team building, collaboration and communication skills are a must.
* Microsoft Office, with emphasis on Excel is required. Experience with Power BI is preferred.
* Must be willing to travel to client meetings and project sites as required.

As a Federal Contractor, CannonDesign is required to comply with President Biden’s Executive Order 14042. Therefore, as a condition of employment, all employees must provide proof of receipt of a full COVID-19 vaccination unless qualified for a valid medical or religious accommodation.

Other Info

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