With 38 years of professional experience as an architect and laboratory planner, Rick Kalish is adept at developing innovative, practical laboratory planning solutions for clients, while seamlessly integrating efficient laboratory design into the user groups’ working environment. He has provided laboratory programming and design consulting services for undergraduate science facilities, institutional research laboratories, and local and federal government facilities throughout the United States. His responsibilities include existing facilities analysis, facilities master planning, and planning of a wide variety of laboratory facilities, from the generically designed to highly customized. Prior to joining ZGF, Rick was a Principal at Jacobs Consultancy, and worked on dozens of ZGF laboratory and research projects firmwide for clients such as the J. Craig Venter Institute, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Arizona State University, The University of Arizona, Oregon Health & Science University, University of Washington, and University of California, San Diego. Before that, he worked for two nationally-recognized laboratory design consulting firms: Earl Walls & Associates and McLellan & Copenhagen. Rick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the Washington University at St. Louis.