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  As architects supporting research and teaching, we have the responsibility and privilege to build for the future rather than to memorialize the past.

Edwin Hargrave


Boston, Massachusetts

When working in the science research and teaching field, every commission offers us the opportunity for design solutions that positively influence the local community and beyond—immediately and for generations to come. For Ed, knowing that the architectural solutions he delivers will contribute on that level is immensely rewarding.

An architect with over 30 years of planning and design experience in science research and teaching facilities, Ed has led the design of numerous academic and institutional projects—designs that have been nationally and internationally recognized.

He’s sought-after for his ability to generate solutions and advance ideas during programming sessions and design workshops, and his hands-on work with clients yields unique solutions and inspiring environments.

Currently, Ed and his team are completing programming on a marine research facility in southern California and the design of new research and teaching laboratories for Yale University. Ed’s passion is to design inspiring environments that unite research and teaching spaces with interaction and gathering spaces, designs that enhance and energize educational missions.

Taking inspiration from musical composition and performance, Ed creates designs that inspire collective creativity within structured processes. Ed’s love for the ocean has him spending much of his free time windsurfing coastal waters, but when it’s too cold to sail, he’ll explore the nearby fishing communities and their museums.


I spoke on trends in Interdisciplinary Research Space at Tradeline Research Facilities Spring 2016, focusing on emerging lab and core facility arrangements in research facilities.

This fall, I’ll be presenting two forums at Tradeline, one on the introduction of engineering programs into multidisciplinary science initiatives and the other on unique issues associated with planning educational facilities for the millennial generation.

This fall, Tradeline Research Facilities will be publishing my spring 2016 presentation along with an accompanying article on our team. 

Scientists, environmentalists, and national security concerns—for a powerful narrative on what happens when these groups collide, read “War of the Whales” by Joshua Horwitz. This story is particularly interesting to me because of related professional work I’ve done with marine research institutions. 

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