Jeffrey R. Zynda, Principal, leads Perkins + Will’s Science and Technology Practice in Boston. Embracing the concept of Convergence, Jeff’s work represents highly adaptable future-focused research and development environments for academic institutions, commercial science companies and the United States Government. From private corporations to public institutions, his knowledge is broad and deep, providing his clients with targeted solutions to design challenges that explore the intersection between high-technology and exceptional design.
Jeff is widely known for his innovative approaches to laboratory design, the advancement of supporting technologies, and his ability to lead clients toward “next generation” designs. His leadership and insight spring from the programming, planning, design, and construction of more than 8 million square feet of research space in the United States and Europe. This experience has provided Jeff with a clear understanding of each client’s scientific needs, and the talent to translate those needs into novel research design ideas. As an internationally recognized leader in the laboratory, vivarium and biocontainment design community, Jeff has been a frequent lecturer on these topics at AALAS, Tradeline, FELASA, and R&D. He has also been a key contributor to the development of national standards and guidelines as a design committee member at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Jeff is currently working on the masterplan for Trinity College Dublin’s “Trinity at Grand Canal Quay” campus, the University of Massachusetts – Perry Hall renewal for the Francis College of Engineering and Harvard University’s Biolabs Building.