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Kay Townsend – Principal, BSA LifeStructures

Kay enjoys researching the new methodologies and technologies of laboratory design and how she can implement these findings into state-of-the-art spaces for her clients. She values learning from her clients and users, as well as what she can teach them about new ways to transform their environments.

Bachelor of Architecture, Ball State University
B.S. Environmental Design, Ball State University


Registered Architect Indiana

ACE Mentor Emeritus Board member, Indianapolis Chapter

“Panel: How is the Rapid Development of Robotics Dictating the Lab Design of the Future?,” Future Labs Live USA, November 2020
“Laboratory Planning Trends that Support Operational Flexibility, Future Growth and Facilitate TAT’s,” American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science – Missouri (ASCLS-MO): Gateway to Laboratory Learning, June 2020
“Proven Sustainability Concepts Applied to Life Science Facilities,” AALAS, October 2019
“Productivity and Sustainability: The Perfect Match,” I2SL, October 2019

•Agricultural Research & Office Building, Confidential Fortune 500 Agro Client – Indianapolis, IN
•Advanced Research & Innovation Facility, Indiana Biosciences Research Institute – Indianapolis, IN
•Cryo-electron Microscope, Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) – Indianapolis, IN
•Corporate Research & Office Building 314, Confidential Client – Indianapolis, IN
•Biotechnology Research & Training Center, Indiana University School of Medicine – Indianapolis, IN
•Corporate Headquarters Office & Laboratory Renovation,
VisionFirst – Indianapolis, IN
•Research and Quality Lab at Purdue Research Park, Confidential Client – Indianapolis, IN
•Preclinical Vivarium Renovation, PolarityTE -Salt Lake City, UT
•Center for Vector-Borne and Infectious Disease Laboratory, Colorado State University – Ft. Collins, CO
•On-Site Clinical Laboratory, Indiana University Health – Indianapolis, Indiana
•Research Institute – School of Medicine, Indiana University – Indianapolis, Indiana
•Laboratory Renovation, Columbus Regional Hospital – Columbus, Indiana
•Clarian Clinical Lab Consolidation, Indiana University Health – Indianapolis, Indiana

Advanced Research & Innovation Facility, Indiana Biosciences Research Institute
Kay led the lab planning and design of this new facility, designed to ignite collaboration among innovators and entrepreneurs in life sciences, tech, advanced manufacturing and engineering fields. As the first building constructed within 16 Tech, a 60-acre innovation district, it is intended to be a cornerstone for research and urban development.