About Us

Science and Technology facilities are a complex integration of function and engineered systems. They can be very expensive investments, but they are also places where your staff lives and works every day. Our comprehensive industry experience and concern for detail has earned EwingCole recognition as a leader in planning, design and engineering for research, manufacturing and medical device facilities.

We tailor our process to the needs of each client, based on an understanding of their business drivers and the unique opportunities of each site, to create effective design solutions that are adaptable to growth and technological change. All our projects are “designed from the inside outward” to the client’s budget and schedule.

We strive to balance cost without losing design integrity; integrate building systems without losing flexibility; and promote sustainable practices without losing functionality to keep your organization operationally efficient and environmentally sound.

James A. Wilson, AIA | Principal – Irvine, CA
Steve McDaniel, AIA, LEED AP | Director of Science and Technology – Philadelphia, PA


Geisinger Health System


Clinical Laboratory
Danville, PA

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Alcon Laboratories

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Experience Center
Fort Worth, TX

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Our Team


Steve McDaniel
Director of Science & Technology Practice, East Coast

Steve has more than 30 years of experience in the planning, design and project management of science & technology facilities, including office, laboratories, teaching and manufacturing, both across the US and internationally. Clients rely on his command of complex requirements of spaces and users to develop efficient, flexible facilities. Steve’s work has won AIA design awards, and he has published articles in R&D Executive and Lab Design.


James A. Wilson, AIA
Principal, Director of Science & Technology Practice, West Coast

Jim’s experience includes research and testing laboratories, finishing facilities, pilot plants, clean rooms and site master planning for a wide range of pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. He is experienced in all aspects of site and facility design from programming through the construction of pharmaceutical manufacturing, research, and administration buildings. Jim is involved in evaluating major planning options, scheduling, estimating and budgeting aspects of a project.

Eric Joesten, PE, LEED AP
Principal, Mechanical Engineer

Eric brings specialized expertise in the design of mechanical systems for a variety of building types, including pharmaceutical research laboratories, vivaria, cGMP manufacturing facilities, government, and corporate facilities. He is recognized for innovative, cost effective, and efficient solutions to complex and integrated infrastructure systems for pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. Eric actively participates in the design process, manages all phases of engineering activities, and directs the coordination among all disciplines.

Aitor Sanchez-Prado, PE
Principal, Structural Engineer

Aitor is experienced in the planning, design, and execution of large GMP manufacturing facilities and research laboratory projects including Fast Track and Design-Build delivery methods. As project manager, he interacts with multi-engineering disciplines to ensure cost, quality, and schedule goals are achieved, coordinates consultants, supervises project review meetings and prepares critical documentation. Aitor also has extensive experience in structural engineering design.

Richard Kral, PE
Lead Process Engineer

Richard is a chemical engineer specializing in the engineering and design of manufacturing facilities and is particularly proficient in developing site utility master plans. He has over 30 years of experience with pharmaceutical, refinery, chemical, and polymer facilities, as well as process development, process simulation, hydraulics, thermal oxidation, incineration, and troubleshooting process facilities.


Theodore Newell, AIA
Principal, Laboratory Programming, Planning Concept Design

Ted brings more than 40 years of experience and leadership in the programming, planning and design of complex Science & Technology facilities including Clinical and Anatomic Pathology laboratories as well as clean manufacturing pharmaceutical facilities such as research laboratories, blood processing & testing facilities. Ted and his team interact extensively with each client and key project stakeholders to build a space program, formulate design concepts and provide detailed space planning to meet the needs and objectives of each client. Investing time to understand the business of each client, he utilizes this knowledge and his knowledge of GMP and regulated facility requirements to lead interviews with users and staff; developing flow/adjacency requirements; identifying equipment needs, responding to anticipated growth and developing and refining design concepts and schematic design.


Sara Eastman, RA
Principal, Laboratory Planner

Sara has diverse experience in the detailing and implementation of major projects through all phases of design and construction, with a broad background in interior architecture. Her experience encompasses interior design, programming, space planning and design development and documentation. She has experience in detailing new structures, providing finish selection for exterior and interior spaces, and systems integration and her approach is highly detail oriented, focused on the tectonics or architecture. She has served on numerous projects in architectural / design / documentation roles and is recognized for proactive problem solving and expediting contract schedules.

Howard Skoke, AIA

Howard is a nationally recognized expert in the master planning and design of workplaces for corporate, research, and healthcare organizations. A lead architect and planner with cross market experience, he is skilled at helping clients define and realize their project vision. Howard works with multiple project constituents to understand their business culture, aspirations and functional requirements. He champions these drivers to create expressive, high quality projects.

Timothy Winstead, AIA, LEED AP
Regional Director

Tim has over 35 years of experience in academic facility planning, design, documentation and administration. With a focused expertise in higher education and academic science trends, Tim is passionate about helping students achieve the most from their education through careful space programming and planning.

Tim is an active and long-standing participant in Project Kaleidoscope (now the Learning Spaces Collaborative), an organization of educators and designers dedicated to transforming undergraduate STEM teaching and learning.