SGA’s Jeff Talka on Lab Design: From Wet to Dry Labs, and Now Integrating With Office Space


BOSTON—The lab facilities market is booming in Greater Boston where there is more demand than supply. Advances in science and technology have also changed the design of today’s lab space for Life Sciences and technology companies.

In an exclusive video interview on Boston Real Estate Times’s Face-to-Face, Jeff Talka, Director of Science and Technology Group at Boston-based SGA, talks about latest design trends for booming lab facilities.

To watch the full interview, please click here, or on the image below.

SGA is a Boston and New York City-based national award-winning architecture, interior design, planning, branded environments and virtual design and construction firm. Jeff Talka, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP serves as director of SGA’s fast-growing Science and Technology group.

Mr. Talka has 40 years of experience as a practicing architect focused on research and development facilities for the biomedical, pharmaceutical, academic, and corporate sectors.

Mr. Talka has programmed, planned and designed over 3 million square feet of science and technology projects and facilities on a worldwide basis.

His experience includes pharmaceutical and biotech research and development, engineering, biomedical, STEM, vivaria, cleanroom and cGMP facilities.

In addition, he is sought globally as a speaker on the design of these facilities from an integrated architecture-engineering approach.