Patrick O’Keefe discovered the world of laboratory design early in his career doing higher education work in Tallahassee, FL. He was drawn to labs’ technical complexity, the importance of space and function, and the creativity, craft and detail that go into each design. Then his dad got cancer. This reaffirmed his commitment to the importance of research and continues to be the driving factor in his practice today. It is the "why" behind what he does. As an architect and principal at Hanbury, Pat puts his 25+-years of experience to work designing facilities that support scientific advancement and his clients’ ambitions to improve the human condition. A highlight that stands out was collaborating with a Canadian company tasked with producing a pandemic plant-based flu vaccine that today is showing promise in the fight against Covid-19. Today, Pat is interested in how robotics, artificial intelligence and lessons learned from pandemic challenges will continue to transform the world of science and research.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, North Carolina State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Architecture, Florida A&M University
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architectural Studies, University of Massachusetts

“Performance, beauty and adaptability are keys to successful laboratory design. Science doesn’t stop. We always have our eyes on the future.”

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