LSY Principal Uri Yokel is a registered Architect and LEED accredited professional with 37 years of experience. He has devoted his career to the planning and design of research facilities, and is nationally recognized as a laboratory planning and design expert. He has lectured on laboratory and animal facility planning and design at research forums sponsored by AAALAC, USUHS, NIN, CDC, and other institutions. He has a special expertise in bio containment design and provides technical support and peer design review for laboratories and vivaria constructed throughout the country. He served as a technical editor on the CDC/NIH Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) manual, considered the “bible,” for laboratory safety in the US, and currently chairs the architectural committee engaged in updating the NIH Design Requirements Manual.

Uri earned his Bachelor of Architecture in Architecture and Facilities Planning from the University of Maryland. In his free time he enjoys crabbing and paddling in the Chesapeake Bay with family and friends.

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