Who We Are

The mission of Lab|8 Designs is to improve upon the conventional building culture found today.

In our endeavor for progress we develop both traditional and alternative design solutions to effectively, sustainably and economically solve our clients specific design objectives. Inherent in each design solution is a strong connection to the design fundamentals that our firm was founded upon; collaboration, sustainability, and innovation.

Since our founding in 2007 Lab|8 has worked to develop our services to consistently include seamless integration of design innovation, sustainability objectives, and cost control measures for every client. Our combined 34 years of professional experience in the field allows us the ability to execute an entire project as a whole, while prioritizing the various project-specific objectives or design elements that are attainable within one’s budget.

Ultimately, achieving project success lies in following a truly integrated design process in a collaborative working environment; one in which the best solutions rise to the forefront through discussion and refinement, delivering to our clients unique, and elegant design solutions supportive of their goals.

Why LAB|8?

Lab|8 follows a design philosophy founded on the following tenets:

Services We Offer

Architectural Programming

Site Feasibility services

Master Planning

Commercial Tenant Fit-Outs

LEED Consulting

Residential Remodeling

Multi-Family Housing

Commercial Facade Restoration

Small to Mid-size Commercial Design

Space Planning

Existing Building Surveys

Construction Administration Services



Jody Schurman, r.a., leed ap bd+c

Jody has over 20 years working in the architectural profession. Over the years his project experience has included everything from Municipal Buildings and Community Centers, to Residential Kitchen and Bath Renovations in turn of the century houses.

Prior to establishing Lab|8 in 2007, Jody was a project manager/architect at Apostolou Associates, Hanson Design Group, and Weber Murphy Fox Architects.


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Rick Sabeh

Rick has over 18 years working in the architectural profession. He has worked on a variety of project types from commercial tenant fit-outs, health care facilities, sports arenas to all types of residential work throughout the region.

Prior to establishing Lab|8, Rick was a project manager at Apostolou Associates for over 10 years.


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