Our Company

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LOUVIERE, STRATTON & YOKEL, LLC (LSY) is a full service architecture and laboratory planning firm specializing in the design of state-of-the art facilities for science and research.  Since the firm’s inception in 1999, LSY has provided critical master planning, programming and design services for over 4 million square feet of research space for prestigious healthcare, higher education, and other institutional clients. These projects range from new laboratory buildings and fit-out construction to major modernizations of entire buildings and highly targeted partial building renovations to accommodate new functional criteria or to correct technical deficiencies.  We are nationally recognized for our expertise in laboratory design and, in particular, the rehabilitation of existing facilities which forms the core of our practice. We have completed countless modernizations within existing, occupied buildings which have presented severe challenges including complex construction phasing, structural limitations and dated infrastructure.  We have a keen understanding of these challenges and an impressive record of meeting difficult project schedules and phasing plans within existing building constraints.
 
In addition to our specialized design services, LSY’s architects and laboratory planners are actively engaged in technical roles supporting the development and maintenance of laboratory design standards, including the Centers for Disease Control/NIH Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) manual and the NIH Design Requirements Manual (DRM).  We also provide review for the NIH Scientific and Technical Review Board of biomedical and behavioral research facilities across the country. These technical support assignments have given LSY an unparalleled opportunity to stay current with emerging research facility technologies.
 

LSY has a proven track record for cost‐effective, on‐time delivery of technically complex projects.  We offer clients principal level involvement, exceptional service, and innovative design from start to finish.