The editors of R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design are now accepting entries for the Laboratory of the Year competition.

The winners will be recognized at the 2018 Laboratory Design Conference, which will be held at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa., on April 23-25, 2018.

The final deadline to enter your facility is February 19, 2018 (11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time): 

For over 50 years, this annual awards program has recognized the best new and renovated laboratories that combine all aspects of the building into a superior working environment. This annual international competition receives entries from the best new and renovated labs. Eligible projects represent a wide variety of lab types: research, quality assurance/control, teaching, software development, environmental, clinical, energy, forensic and testing and standards. 

Prizes will be given for Laboratory of the Year, Renovated Laboratory of the Year and Special Recognition/High Honors. Judging will be conducted by a blue-ribbon panel of lab architects, engineers, equipment manufacturers, researchers and the editors of Laboratory Design.

A complete history of the Laboratory of the Year Awards, dating back to the very beginning of the competition in 1967, can be found here: 

For in-depth feature stories about recent Laboratory of the Year winners, click below:

2017 Laboratory of the Year winners

2016 Laboratory of the Year winners

2015 Laboratory of the Year winners