Edwin Cordes


Science + Technology Global Market Leader


+1 (713) 366-4011

Ed leads the firm’s Science + Technology practice and is based in our Houston office. Ed’s 30 year career has focused on the design of complicated environments, beginning with the International Space Station while working at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Allowing scientists to reach their goals by designing environments that are efficient, sustainable and enjoyable is his passion. Ed’s areas of expertise include engineering and innovation spaces, biocontainment labs, biomedical research and vivariums. Clients include the federal government, private research institutes and major universities. Ed has been responsible for the design of more than 700,000 square feet of vivarium in the past ten years. His experience also includes the design of BSL-3 and BSL-4 biocontainment labs. Ed’s significant portfolio of design and programming work for Colleges of Engineering, includes projects at major universities including Texas A&M, Baylor, University of California - San Diego and Louisiana State University.

Ed is active in the Association of Independent Research Institutes (AIRI), American Biological Safety Association (ABSA), Association of University Research Parks (AURP) and AALAS (American Association of Laboratory Animal Science). He recently published articles in R&D, ALN and Lab Design Magazines as well as Academic Source Book on topics related to emerging lab trends and high performance lab systems. His work has been honored with awards such as the Lab of the Year, and the Turnkey Award. Ed is also an architectural peer reviewer for the National Institutes of Health.