Our research shows that a positive workplace environment really does have a significant impact on researchers’ wellbeing and productivity, and research outcomes.

In the past, architects focused on creating efficient functional spaces designed around research equipment, not people. Many of these workplaces have failed to adapt to the demands of the highly collaborative style of current research and have become a liability.  


The Architecture of Science: The Contemporary Laboratory

John Thong, Director of Wilson Architects was a keynote speaker and panel member at UQ Architecture Research Dialogues.

The public perception of experimental science is shaped in part by laboratory architecture. Featuring researchers and architects, this discussion examined buildings, their hype and what they really mean.

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Laboratory E-bite Series

Read how you can ensure your research or laboratory space is designed for success and how others have dealt with similar design challenges in the first of our Laboratory Design e-bite series.

Find out how the researchers at Translational Research Institute are spending more time in their workplace.

40.7% are spending more time in write up

21.7% decrease in time spent off site

Research + Education + Workplace

The UNSW Faculty of Medicine project was so successful at creating a sense of community and collaboration that major design aspects have been replicated in the recent Wallace Wurth refurbishment.

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Wilson’s were responsible for all of the stakeholder management, briefing design and detailed documentation of the heavily serviced and specialized PC2 labs and support spaces. I found their approach to be methodical and thorough leading to a successful research facility which fulfills the stakeholder’s functional and operational expectations.
— Geoffrey Leeson, UNSW Senior Project Manager (Major Projects), Facilities Management