As director of laboratory planning and a design architect, Adam helps create safer, more sustainable lab environments. He specializes in design for crime labs, medicolegal autopsy facilities, interdisciplinary engineering environments, biocontainment labs and research facilities. It's quite a different career than the one he almost followed more than 20 years ago-automotive design and engineering-but it's certainly as technologically advanced. "Technology plays an integral role in the way we design and think about architecture now," says Adam. A good example is the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator that Adam worked on, the first and largest BSL-3 autopsy facility in North America. Adam is also intrigued by the high- and low-tech aspects of travel. "I like to experience things that I haven't before," he explains. "Specifically, I love to ride mass transit in different metropolitan cities to experience how other people get around on a day to day basis."
Forensic Labs, Safer, Greener Labs
SmithGroupJJR C3 Award (2010, 2008)
American Institute of Architects (AIA), LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C)
Adam recently volunteered as the assistant coach for his city's youth t-ball league.