Charting a Path for Growth: Degenkolb’s Regional Practice Area Leaders

Degenkolb Engineers announces the formalization of Anuj Bansal, Senior Principal, and Matthew (Matt) Barnard, Principal, into the roles of Regional Practice Area Leaders for Degenkolb’s Healthcare and Education practice areas respectively. The formal appointments reflect years of working informally in these roles. The Regional Practice Area Leader role designates someone in a region who in conjunction with the Practice Area Leader works to advance market goals and strategy firmwide. Both Anuj and Matt, as Regional Practice Area Leaders, serve the Southern California marketplace.

“Around 2018, we set a strategic goal to focus on developing work in the Education practice throughout Southern California. Matt’s leadership has been a key reason for our success delivering on University of California and community college work in Southern California. We see formalizing this role to continue to grow our presence in the Education market and to develop future resources for our education clients,” said Holly Razzano, Senior Principal, Education Practice Area Leader.

Jorn Halle, Senior Principal, Healthcare Practiced Area Leader said, “The Healthcare Regional Practice Area Leader title is recognition of the leading role that Anuj has in expanding the Healthcare Practice in Southern California. We can provide more in-depth service to our clients and deliver more complex projects regionally while leveraging firmwide experience and resources. Anuj has developed a highly technical and collaborative team in Southern California, focused on delivering healthcare projects.”

As a Senior Principal in the Los Angeles office, Anuj Bansal skillfully manages complex projects for diverse clients, most notably in the Healthcare Practice Area. His collaborative management style enables him to deliver the most cost-effective and technologically sound solutions for new design and seismic retrofit projects.

Matt Barnard serves as a Principal in the Orange County office. His portfolio includes a wide range of experience, with a strong emphasis in the Education Practice Area. He is actively engaged in work for multiple campuses of the University of California and is focused on broadening the depth and reach of the practice.

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Stanford University’s Lorry I. Lokey Laboratory Studies Chemical Reactions that Provide Solutions to Science’s Biggest Questions

Since 2003, researchers at Stanford University’s Lorry I. Lokey Laboratory for Chemistry and Biological Sciences have sought to find answers to science’s biggest questions by focusing on the smallest of things: molecules, cells, and their chemical compounds. Chemical elements—much like a building’s concrete, steel, or timber—are the building blocks of everything around us. The Lorry I. Lokey Laboratory has united the brightest scientific minds studying these components, witnessing the advancement of knowledge and biochemical investigation for all.

The Lorry I. Lokey Laboratory was built to serve as the most research-intensive structure on the world-renowned Stanford University campus—and it certainly has held up to that vision. Home to research for the Chemistry and Biological Sciences departments, the $42-million, 85,000-square-foot building features state-of-the-art modular laboratories for nine principal investigators as well as 180 students and postdoctoral fellows. Their work in molecular and cell biology and advanced organic synthesis chemistry spans nearly two decades within the laboratory’s walls. Despite much of their research existing on a microscopic level, the scope of their findings is global.

One example is the Wender Group housed on Lokey’s second floor. Studying the intersection of chemistry, biology, medicine, and materials science, the group’s work emphasizes the use of synthesis “to address problems of significance in biology and medicine including eradication of HIV/AIDS, overcoming resistant cancer, and treating cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s disease (source).” The researchers also focus on the development of new strategies to treat disease as well as new therapeutic strategies to address unsolved medical problems.

Another group is the Burns Lab which explores the “boundaries of modern organic synthesis to enable the more rapid creation of the highest molecular complexity in a predictable and controllable fashion (source).” For the non-chemist, their research seeks to answer a variety of chemical, medicinal, biological, and biophysical questions that can translate to insights, discoveries, and more for human health and the fight against illness and disease.

Chemistry surrounds us: from what we eat and wear to even think and feel. Lokey’s brilliant chemists and biologists continue to research chemical reactions that will give us solutions, benefitting science, human health, and beyond. Degenkolb Engineers was proud to have worked on the design of the laboratory along with architect, DGA.

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