Science Planner

Flad Architects
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Added on: 21 Feb 2024, Job offer expires on: 30 Mar 2024

Science Planner


Job ID: 2024-1816
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Lab Planner


If you enjoy solving complex challenges in a collaborative environment that celebrates each person’s ideas, experience, and creativity, this might be the opportunity for you. Flad is a national architectural firm, with ten offices across the country, specializing in science, healthcare, academic, and workplace spaces. Flad is a team of creative, intelligent, energetic people who help our clients tackle the issues that change people’s lives.

How will your days be spent

  • Support experienced science planner(s) with various project responsibilities. May work on multiple, simultaneous projects.
  • Begin to participate in planning exercises. Start to solve planning issues including departmental relationships and programming parameters.
  • Participate in client and user group interviews for needs assessment and implement lab planning documentation. Begin to understand lab equipment and its impact on research spaces.
  • Begin attending client meetings to observe the presentation process and sometimes participate.
  • Assist in developing lab programming and planning parameters, including lab functional models, lab staffing, and detailed lab design for client meetings.
  • Begin developing work relationships with team members and consultants to ensure an integrated project is on schedule and within budget.
  • Begin to understand the principles of sustainable design. Incorporate those principles in all planning and design decisions.

What you bring to this role


  • Minimum of three years of recent science planning experience with a focus on master planning, programming, and developing large complex laboratory facilities required.
  • A broad base of experience with a focus in science and technology facilities for academic, bio-pharmaceutical, government, or process planning preferred.
  • Projects completed with multiple clients ideal.
  • Basic knowledge of codes, standards, and guidelines as related to labs, individual municipalities, State, IBC, ADA, ANSI, NFPA, NSF, cGMP, and cGLP.


  • Revit proficiency required.
  • Previous experience with AutoCAD preferred.


  • Associates degree in architecture, engineering, planning or related field required; architectural degree preferred.
  • Professional registration preferred.
  • Sustainability accreditation preferred.

Flad offers a wide range of benefits including:

  • Hybrid work environment
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous paid time off and paid holidays
  • Financial health and wellness benefits – retirement savings plan; fiduciary advisor; identity theft plan; Section 125 flexible benefits, including mass transit and parking; income protection – life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability; Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Continuing education and career development – internal programs; funds set aside for external programs, licensure and sustainability support, annual professional registration and organization reimbursement

Flad Architects is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Flad will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position, please contact Human Resources at 608-238-2661 or email us at

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