Isabel MandujanoRA, LEED AP BD+C

Director of Laboratory Planning

Dallas, Texas

Isabel Mandujano leads LPA’s laboratory planning practice, helping to create innovative research and development facilities for corporate, pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. Throughout her career, she has worked with corporate clients to develop sustainable ground-up research and development facilities in established life science campuses, as well as transform existing retail and office space to laboratories that support emerging life science ecosystems.

In her leadership role, Isabel works with laboratory managers and scientists to create high-performance laboratories that are inspiring, sustainable, functional and safe. Her passion for learning, attention to detail and vast knowledge in laboratory planning and technology allow her to interpret and synthesize complex industry standards, codes, safety regulations and best practices to serve as a trusted advisor to her clients and project teams.

Before joining LPA, Isabel served as senior laboratory planner at an integrated firm specializing in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and food and beverage sectors.

Career highlights include the design of multiple life science tenant laboratories in a high-rise life sciences campus that helped establish a new life science hub in a large city in the Midwestern U.S. In addition to developing state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, Isabel worked closely with city officials to develop alternative code approvals for hazardous material management strategies in this unique building type.

Isabel has experience in both professional and institutional lab design, creating research and educational laboratories. For the University of Texas at Tyler, she helped design a STEM business building in the heart of campus that became a focal point and community hub for the campus.

Isabel has a passion for using creative solutions to create more sustainable and efficient laboratory spaces, and frequently shares her expertise as an author and as a speaker for the International Institute of Sustainable Laboratories and other industry organizations.

“In my work as a lab planner, I aim to create inspiring spaces for scientists that promote creativity and collaboration, supporting the important mission of the scientific community to improve our world.”