Integrated design firm LPA Design has hired life sciences veteran Isabel Mandujano as director of laboratory planning. In her new role, Mandujano will support LPA’s growing work in life science facilities for corporate, pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.
Mandujano has worked with corporate clients to develop sustainable ground-up research and development facilities in established life science campuses, as well as transform existing retail and office space to laboratories that support emerging life science ecosystems.
“Isabel’s extensive knowledge of life science design make her an invaluable resource for LPA as we continue to grow our science and technology portfolio,” LPA CEO Wendy Rogers said. “There has been a significant growth in demand for life science space, as the industry rapidly expands to support medical innovations.”
Mandujano is a frequent speaker at industry events. Before joining LPA, Mandujano served as senior laboratory planner at an integrated firm specializing in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and food and beverage sectors. Career highlights include the design of multiple life science tenant laboratories in a high-rise life sciences campus that helped establish a life science hub in a large Midwest city. In addition to developing state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, Mandujano worked closely with city officials to develop alternative code approvals for hazardous material management strategies in this unique building type.
She holds a Master’s degree in architecture from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education.