Ken Ederington, AIA, R.A., has joined the architecture, interiors and branding firm Carrier Johnson + CULTURE as Director of Science.

With nearly four decades of experience as a project leader for scientific and research facilities, Ederington offers valuable insights on how labs and researchers work today. His joining Carrier Johnson + CULTURE represents a significant move as the national design leader has been expanding its portfolio of research facilities for corporate, institutional and public clients.

Drawing on a prodigious career designing dozens of laboratory projects spanning three continents, Ederington is regarded for his work as an architect, planner and project manager. He has particular expertise in laboratories that help boost productivity and enhance performance outcomes, using cost-effective solutions for improving efficiency as well as occupant health and wellness. Ederington also offers insights in lab facility tenant improvements, build-to-suit projects, and research facilities within corporate headquarters.

“Ken’s extensive laboratory design experience makes him a major asset to our firm and our clients in the research, healthcare, and institutional sectors,” says Vincent Mudd, managing partner and principal with Carrier Johnson + CULTURE. “We are proud and fortunate to have him join our team.”

Ederington received his Bachelor’s of Architecture at the University of Nebraska prior to embarking on his distinguished career and making his way to California. He has described his career trajectory as a happy accident, having opened his sights to the specialty area in laboratory design after leaving school.

“At the time, lab planning was new and complex, requiring considerable knowledge and research,” says Ederington. "I was immediately hooked and have remained so. And I’m already enjoying working with the excellent team of architects and designers at Carrier Johnson + CULTURE.”