Jeffrey R. Zynda

Principal, Science and Technology, Boston

Jeff comes from a long line of craftsmen–builders, carpenters, and precision tool makers. His appreciation of craft and fascination for the juxtaposition of contemporary and traditional design carries through to his practice of architecture for science and technology. Jeff is driven to explore the intersection of high design and the highly technical. He strives to improve the perception of laboratories and research environments; he believes these spaces can be the height of humanistic design. To achieve this, he gains an understanding of a lab’s user group by asking not what they need, but rather what they do, and then designing a response with them that is much more impactful and aspirational than just a “lab.”

When Jeff and his team start a project, they establish goals with the client that serve as guiding principles throughout the process. Success for him is seeing that the goals were achieved, and that a facility is supercharging research.

Advancing Laboratory Design

The science and technology marketplace is rapidly evolving, and our clients are often faced with the challenge of more technically demanding spaces. Hear from Jeff as he shares how we’re creating flexible, agile spaces that are adaptable well into the future.

In the Media
Project Profile: Fermilab, Integrated Engineering Research Center

Lab Manager dives into the design of the Fermilab Integrated Engineering Research Center (IERC), highlighting the adaptable design framework that will enable continued advancement in the face of shifting future needs.

Design Philosophy
"We are able to provide meaningful design solutions when we ask our clients 'What do you do?' rather than 'What do you need?'"
An interview with Jeff at Convergence 2019

Jeffrey's Featured Work

University of Kansas Integrated Sciences Building
Lawrence, Kansas
MIT Site 3
SoMa Site 3 Lab Building
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Bioprocess Center
Cambridge, Massachusetts