Meet Chris, Malena and David

Our newest principals who join Page are experts in all things related to laboratory planning and design. Chris is a co-founder of SST Planners which recently became part of Page, and Malena and David were long-time members of his leadership team.

Between these three lab planners and designers, they have been directly responsible for over 50 million square feet of laboratory and scientific instruction spaces in the service of government, academic and corporate clients such as:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • US Department of Agriculture (USDA) 
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 
  • Brown University
  • George Washington University
  • Johns Hopkins University 
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • University of Texas - Houston Health Science Center 
  • Eli Lilly
  • GlaxoWellcome
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica (international subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson)
  • The Carnegie Institution for Science
  • The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR)

Chris, Malena, David and their team will be working with other Page lab planning experts to expand the firm’s capabilities in areas like:

  • Consulting on technically complex projects
  • Planning metrics for research space allocation
  • Designing research and scientific instructional spaces
  • Interactive scientific and technological programming 
  • Collaborating with laboratory end users and whole-facility project teams
  • Synergizing connections between academia and the private sector 
  • Addressing and managing safety concerns and code compliance
  • Flexible long-range designs to accommodate rapidly evolving industries
  • Laboratory fit-ups and renovations

Chris and Malena also have contributed to improved international public health standards through lab planning workshops as well as the design and review of laboratory projects in emerging nations.