WHR Architects Welcomes Scott Sandlin

07/29/2013 | WHR Architects

Scott Sandlin, AIA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, LEED AP® BD+C has joined WHR Architects, enhancing the firm’s recognized capabilities in specialized laboratory and research facility design. Sandlin brings over 26 years’ experience in project management, production team management, construction specifications, and construction administration to the delivery of technically complex projects. In addition, he has specific expertise in the delivery of biological research facilities, including containment laboratories operating at BSL-2, BSL-3 and BSL-4 biological safety containment levels.

“Scott Sandlin is a proven leader and innovative thinker in the world of architecture,” says WHR President and Chairman David Watkins, FAIA. “We’re excited to have him on our team.”

Over the past five years, Sandlin has presented on a range of innovative lab design topics at noted national conferences for the American Biological Safety Association, TurnKey and the Lunar & Planetary Institute. Having worked with federal, private and public institutions from Alaska to Texas, he is an active and committed to contributor advancing the state-of-the-art in laboratory design.

“I look forward to collaborating with some of the architecture industry’s finest science, research and lab design minds at WHR Architects,” says Sandlin. “I am thrilled to be a part of a group that has such a passion for quality and innovation with a real commitment to making a positive impact on the future of our healthcare and research institutions.”

Sandlin earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Texas A&M University, and completed the Arctic Engineering curriculum at the University of Alaska-Anchorage. He is a Registered Architect in Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma, a LEED Accredited Professional, a Certified Construction Contract Administrator and a Certified Construction Specifier.

WHR’s experience designing research and testing labs includes a variety of clients such as the Texas Facilities Commission, Texas A&M University, The University of Texas Health Science Center, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Sam Houston State University, St. Luke’s, and Houston Methodist.

WHR Architects is a full service architecture, interior design and technology planning firm. The firm’s commitment to critical thinking is balanced by an ingrained empathy that results in both improved project outcomes and positive working experiences for their clients. With over 130 people in Houston and Dallas, Texas, and New Jersey, the 34-year-old firm is working on projects throughout the US for top–tier public and private education and medical institutions. Learn more online at www.whrarchitects.com or follow @whrarchitects on Twitter.