Boston, MA Wing Fu has joined TRIA as a lab planner. With more than 19 years of experience as a research scientist, she brings a unique perspective to TRIA’s lab planning, programming, and design team. She joins core team members, principal Jeannie Thacker, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, and director of programming and planning Jane Kepros, LEED Green Associate, in providing TRIA’s clients with invaluable insight into the creation of scientist-designed labs and research spaces that support end-users’ optimal workflow in the lab.
TRIA’s design team leverages its own research practitioner experience and first-hand knowledge of scientific organizations to bring equal parts scientific rigor and focused client service that result in innovative design solutions. Using both technology tools and a progressive “form follows culture” design philosophy, TRIA holistically integrates lab design and interior design to transform spaces into beautiful, functional centers that help companies thrive.
“With nearly two decades of lab experience, Wing’s insider knowledge of laboratory functions, GXP, and management adds exceptional depth to TRIA’s lab planning bench,” said Thacker. “Her passion for problem solving, accomplished scientific background, and ability to synthesize complex data will significantly contribute to the project team’s ability to plan highly functional laboratory spaces for clients in the sciences. Wing has an innate understanding of the importance and impact of design and knows from experience how pivotal client relationships are to the success of a project. We are thrilled to add Wing to TRIA’s growing lab planning team.”
Prior to joining TRIA, Fu worked for 11 years at Momenta Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Mass., holding the positions of associate scientist, scientist, and lab manager in the company’s Analytical Development division. Most recently in her role as lab manager, she served as the liaison during planning, design, and construction for the lab’s recent move, as well as being responsible for coordinating and facilitating the calibration, maintenance, and validation of laboratory equipment, supervising work performed by outside vendors, and managing all fiscal and tangible assets. Wing’s work experience also includes research associate positions at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Tarrytown, N.Y., Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Rockfeller University in New York, and Picower Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, N.Y.
Fu graduated from Columbia University Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, earning a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. She has extensive experience in various analytical methods and techniques to characterize complex generics, monoclonal antibodies, and glycoproteins, with particular expertise in analytical method development and qualification. She is the author of several published papers on her research in analytical chemistry, biological chemistry, and biochemistry.