Quest Diagnostic Traveler Lab

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Healthcare / Wellness Facilities
  • Company/Firm
    Mark Cavagnero Associates and Flad Architects
  • Lead Designer
    Mark Cavagnero
  • Design Team
    Kang Kiang, Principal-in-Charge, Tara Ogle, Project Manager (Mark Cavagnero Associates)
  • Architect
    Mark Cavagnero Associates and Flad Architects
  • Location
    Clifton, New Jersey
  • Project Date
    April, 2021

The new Quest Diagnostics East Region Development represents a cultural shift for the company, breaking down the traditional silos between disciplines, and building spaces for communication and collaboration. The project brings together clinical, laboratory, and administrative offices, previously housed in four different locations in the region, to create a vibrant and inviting central campus.
The two story building consists of large ground level laboratory, laboratory support spaces, second floor offices, and amenity spaces arranged as a linear bar along the north side of the building. This linear arrangement maximizes access to natural light for the offices and the amenities space on the second level. The new building serves as a flagship operation for Quest, showcasing Quest Diagnostics brand, industry leadership, and innovation. Visitor groups are invited to view the state of the art lab spaces via a second story mezzanine, providing an intimate view of operations without disrupting lab floor productivity.

Mark Cavagnero Associates is a San Francisco-based architecture firm built on a foundation of serving civic, cultural and institutional clients. We approach each project with a focus on the immediate and greater community it will serve. The firm has completed a wide range of architectural and master planning projects based on this ideal, including large and small scale institutional, non-profit, and commercial projects. The firm provides a full range of services, from programming, master planning, site planning and conceptual design, through construction documents and administration.

Other prizes
In addition to being well-received by users and the community, our work has garnered more than 100 design awards from local, state, national and international organizations. Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects was honored with the AIA California Council’s 2012 Firm of the Year Award, the highest honor that the organization bestows upon a firm, recognizing distinguished architecture and a culture of mentoring the next generation of architects. The firm ranks in Architect magazine’s 2015 The Architect 50, the ranking of the top 50 architectural firms in the country. Mark Cavagnero was personally honored with the AIA California Council’s 2015 Maybeck Award, a lifetime achievement award often referred to as the “Gold Medal of California.” In every project we design we strive for logic, strength, functional excellence, clarity, sustainability, economical use of materials, and, of course, beauty. Ultimately, the challenge of our work is to build something that authentically represents our core values and innate beliefs: fairness, stability, strength, and openness.