Maugel Architects announced the completion of the new electronics lab for Novanta, a leading global supplier of technology solutions to medical and advanced industrial markets. Located in Bedford, Mass., the new lab provides Novanta with a certifiable ISO-7 clean room for the assembling and testing of lasers. Maugel had previously master planned and designed interior workspace renovations for Novanta at the same facility.

The lab project was a fast-paced design/build effort with R.W. Hyde Construction of Belmont, Mass. Lab safety was a top design priority. Fully grounded Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) flooring was installed to allow technicians to freely move throughout the lab—without the need for tethering. Complex door keying systems and automatic door openers required a high level of collaboration across designers, suppliers, and technicians to ensure the health and safety of the workers.

“A tight schedule and the constraints imposed during the early days of COVID presented unique challenges,” said Jeremy Baldwin, project architect at Maugel Architects. “We were fortunate to have worked with the Novanta and R.W. Hyde team on prior projects,” added Baldwin. “Increased collaboration and communication allowed the team to quickly adjust to changing restrictions and to deliver a quality lab space on time.”

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