RFD is a firm of laboratory design consultants focused exclusively on the programming and design of laboratory buildings for industry, healthcare, research, and education.
Our proven process helps owners and architectural teams develop the most appropriate, innovative, and well-integrated solutions to meet their project-specific needs in a cost-effective manner.
Located in San Diego, California, and Raleigh, North Carolina, RFD’s staff of architects, engineers, and laboratory planners work cohesively to provide seamless project management and delivery.
A Place to Innovate
Step inside the Frost Center for Research and Innovation, where students and faculty from across the university come together in the process of discovery.
RFD celebrates 40 years in business!
Happy 40th anniversary to Research Facilities Design (RFD)! We are so grateful for all the wonderful clients we've met along the way, our Architectural and Engineering teammates, and our great team of employees who made it possible.
Rose-Hulman Recognized as Best Value & Top School for Internships, Science Labs
Congratulations to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on their beautiful new Academic Building. Research Facilities Design (RFD) enjoyed a great collaboration with RHIT and the RATIO Design Architects’ team and are thrilled at all the recognition it has received.
"I woke up this morning thinking what an incredible job you all did yesterday on the … presentation. In less than three MONTHS(!) you brought three YEARS(!) of gobbledygook into a cohesive set of principles enabling a $210 million effort that brings Science [at Carnegie Mellon University] into a knowable future … Wow, yesterday was incredibly impressive. Thank you all, each and every one." Ralph Horgan, Associate Vice President, Campus Design and Facility Development | Carnegie Mellon University
Susan and Henry Samueli Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering BuildingAcademic Research, LEED / COMPLETED 2021
University of California, Irvine